The Delaware County Environmental Network
A Network Among Groups and Individuals
The Mission of DCEN
The Purpose of The Delaware County Environmental Network (DCEN) is to facilitate a network among groups and individuals who seek to maintain or improve the quality of the environment in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Who is DCEN ?
The DCEN is operated by a Steering Committee representing several organizations within the County. The Committee meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 A.M. at the offices of the Delaware County Conservation District in Rose Tree Park. The public is welcome to attend.
The Network was founded in June 1990 in response to the need for:
A county wide means to increase public awareness of environmental issues affecting the quality of life in Delaware County. To develop a greater sense of local stewardship. To develop a network to help residents serve more effectively as stakeholders to preserve and enhance the quality of life and the environment of their communities, and the county at large.
The Role of DCEN
The Delaware County Environmental Resources Guide– DCEN publishes the guide which lists environmental organizations, businesses, & government agencies. The guide is distributed throughout the County free of charge. It is also available at libraries, schools, the Conservation District, and online at:
Delaware County Envirothon and Annual Poster Competition – DCEN co-sponsors these annual events and promotes environmental education for the school children of Delaware County.
Annual Conference – Every October DCEN holds its annual networking conference. It features guest speakers, updates on member organizations, and an open forum, along with several information booths.