Volunteers needed for Red Clay cleanup, March 26

700 volunteers are needed for the annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up to be held on Saturday, March 26th from 8 AM – Noon.  The Clean Up is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC), Delaware Nature Society (DNS), Mt. Cuba Center and Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) to collect litter along 98 miles of stream and roadways along the east and west branches of the Red Clay Creek, including Kennett Square Borough going south through Yorklyn and Hockessin, DE and ending at Kirkwood Highway and Route 52.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Red Clay Valley Clean Up. In the more than 30 year history of this effort, volunteers have collected 398 tons of trash from our streams and roadways.  “For many in the community, this is considered an annual rite of spring” says Jim Jordan, chair of the Red Clay Clean Up event.

After check-in, volunteers disperse to assigned areas along the clean up route. Necessary materials (gloves, bags, reflective safety vests, etc.) are provided. Volunteers may register by visiting www.brandywineredclay.org Those with questions can call (610-793-1090) or email jjordan@brandywineredclay.org.

This community effort would not be possible without the generous support of: Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, Delaware Nature Society, Wild Birds Unlimited-Hockessin, Phillips Mushroom Farms, Constellation, WSFS Foundation, Flyway Excavating, Mt. Cuba Center, Chandler Funeral Home, Suez Delaware, Draper & Kramer, Kennett Area Park Authority, Champion Specialty Advertising, Marty’s Contracting, Bike Delaware

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