Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job.
It's HER DAY off, so Maya van Rossum is relaxing with her family in the back yard of their Bryn Mawr home.
John Lennon music is playing on outdoor speakers, well-fed cats are eyeing the butterflies, and then there's van Rossum digging into a pile of wood chips with a pitchfork and hauling the load up a steep driveway with a wheelbarrow. She's sweaty, she's dirty, and yes, for her this is a completely relaxing Sunday.
Van Rossum, 46, has been the Delaware Riverkeeper, the head of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, since 1996. The nonprofit group works to protect the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, a river that made Philadelphia the city that it is. The Delaware is at least 10 miles from her home, but Darby Creek is just down the street.