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Brandywine Conservancy gets $200,000 grant to restore Red and White Clay Creek watersheds

October 10, 2019 1:54 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

(October 9, 2019 by Media News Group) The Brandywine Conservancy is excited to announce it has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). As part of NFWF’s 2019 Delaware River Restoration Fund, this grant is a multistate investment to restore habitats and deliver practices that ultimately improve and protect critical sources of drinking water.

With these funds, the Brandywine will help implement agricultural best management practices using a “whole farm” approach within the headwater reaches of the Red Clay Creek and White Clay Creek sub-watersheds, with a special focus on landowner education and outreach.

“NFWF’s support is a great show of confidence in the work of the Brandywine Conservancy,” noted director Ellen Ferretti. “These funds will enable us to expand the vital work being done to improve water quality along the Brandywine-Christina Watershed, specifically within the sub-watersheds of the Red and White Clay Creeks. Using a holistic approach, we work directly with landowners to look at every component on their farm that affects water quality and then collaborate on implementing best management practices that diminish the impacts of water pollution. We look forward to increasing our efforts with landowners to better protect the water in these sub-watersheds.”

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