About the Program
The Stream Smart Stormwater House Call program creates opportunities for improved stormwater management on private property in these densely urbanized watersheds where most of the land area is occupied by single-family homes. Our program will help educate you on stormwater pollution and provide an opportunity to have a stormwater audit/assessment of your property.
The audit/assessment will identify changes you can take to reduce stormwater runoff leaving your property. Each audit/assessment will provide owners with a detailed report regarding the current stormwater situation on the property, and the various best management practices you can take to reduce this impact.
The audits/assessments are provided by representatives from one or more than one of the following organizations depending upon where you live. You are welcome to call the contact person noted for your watershed organization to get more information about the Stream Smart program.
Darby Creek Valley Association
DCVA is a nonprofit watershed organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Darby Creek Watershed and its resources, including water, wildlife, historical sites, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian zones. DCVA works to prevent all forms of pollution in the Darby Creek and its tributaries by identifying sources of stormwater pollution, illegal dumping and construction within floodplain and riparian buffer zones, and working with local and regional authorities for corrective action. We help to improve the stream through clean-ups and public education programs. Our team consists of environmental scientists, policy-makers, professional educators, ecologists, and many more individuals with years of experience in various fields.
Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative
A collaborative of 8 municipalities working together to improve stormwater management within their communities. Programming focuses on meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program through education and outreach and promoting good housekeeping for all properties within the service area.
Lower Merion Conservancy
The Lower Merion Conservancy protects and enhances our community’s character and quality of life, recognizing that the sustainable management of our environmental and historic resources is intertwined with both conservation and change. The Conservancy advocates for policies, programs and projects that support its vision for the community and builds an informed constituency that can actively support this vision.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvania Resources Council
PRC, founded in 1939, is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization. PRC’s mission is to lead and promote individual and collective actions to preserve Pennsylvania’s environmental resources for each generation. Through our education and outreach programs, we teach the public that through relatively simple lifestyle choices, they can reduce their environmental footprint, conserve our natural resources, and live healthier lives.
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
Founded in 1970, the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust is a nonprofit conservancy headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, 15 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The Trust is staffed by professionals and volunteers dedicated to the stewardship of the lands that are protected by the Trust in its 828-acre Pennypack Preserve natural area.The mission of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust is to steward the Pennypack Preserve natural area as an important component of the region’s natural areas network, and to educate and encourage people to appreciate, enjoy, and protect the preserve’s native ecosystems.
Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.
TTF Watershed Partnership is dedicated to improving the health and vitality of our watershed by collaborating with our municipalities and leading our communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy.
Wissahickon Trails is a non-profit land trust founded in 1957 to protect the quality and beauty of the Wissahickon Creek. For over 60 years, Wissahickon Trails has been working to protect and restore valuable habitat in our community. Today, there are nearly 1,300 acres of protected land and 21 miles of natural wooded trails available to the public for year-round enjoyment. Wissahickon Trails continuously monitors water quality and educates our neighbors about how to keep our Wissahickon Creek healthy for future generations. We believe people benefit when nature thrives!