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Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy and
Brandywine Valley Association to Clean Up
the Brandywine River on Saturday, April 21

Volunteers needed; groups welcome

Chadds Ford, PA March 24, 2012--The Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy will clean the Brandywine River and its banks on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Brandywine is the drinking water source for the City of Wilmington and parts of New Castle County, Delaware. Cleaning up the river and its banks is important to all who use, live near, or are affected by the Brandywine.

The Young Friends have hosted an annual river clean up each April since 1994. To date, they have removed approximately 29 tons of trash, including car batteries, ladders, a metal bed frame a surfboard, and hundreds of tires.

To volunteer to help clean or for more information, contact the Brandywine Conservancy's Kathy Freney Smithat 610-388-8315 or send an e-mail Volunteers are advised to wear long pants, heavy shoes or boots, and sunscreen. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.This is a family-friendly event. Groups are welcome.

The Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy is a membership group of young adults dedicated to furthering the goals of the Brandywine Conservancy, including the Brandywine River Museum and the Environmental Management Center.

The Brandywine River Museum is located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The museum is open daily, except Christmas Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 610-388-2700 or visit

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