This event helps to ensure cleaner water for communities that rely on the Brandywine as a source for their drinking water, including the Coatesville, Downingtown and the City of Wilmington, a healthier habitat for wildlife, and a safer environment for recreational activities. More than 500,000 residents in Pennsylvania and Delaware rely on the Brandywine as the source of their drinking water.
Since the event’s inception, more than 30 tons of trash
have been removed from the banks of the Brandywine between Lenape and the Delaware state line. Items plucked from its banks include picnic tables, hundreds of tires, lawn chairs, countless cans and even a huge stuffed purple gorilla. Volunteers are advised to wear hats, long pants, heavy shoes or boots, and sunscreen. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. This event is acceptable for children over the age of five.
To volunteer for the cleanup, please contact Kaitlin Leroy at [email protected] or 610-388-8341. Volunteers are asked to come to the Brandywine Conservancy Building at 1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA at 9 a.m. to register and be divided into teams, which will clean sections of the river banks.
Sign up here to volunteer with your local cleanup. Bringing friends and family with you? Please register each volunteer separately!