Greenway News
August 2022
Bike the Brandywine Returns September 17
Explore the scenery, glimpse the history and discover the lure of the Brandywine!

Now in its fifth year, Bike the Brandywine is excited to present three scenic loops that take in the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Routes with distances of 25, 45, and 62 (Metric Century) miles will be offered, each with a unique and thrilling experience for both the recreational and more avid seasoned cyclist. 

Click here to learn more and to register online.
The Brandywine Conservancy has dedicated itself to preserving water quality and quantity in the region for 55 years. Connect your wheels with water on this scenic and well-supported ride. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Conservancy’s land and water conservation work.
October 27 — Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 2022 All Partners Meeting to be held at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA.

Join Brandywine Conservancy staff and Greenway partners and friends for an evening of networking and learning.

5 p.m. Cocktails and posters
6 p.m. Buffet dinner in the Millstone Cafe
7 p.m. Partner updates and speakers

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
Congratulations, Sheila!
Sheila Fleming has retired after 23 years with the Brandywine Conservancy. 

Sheila's last day at the Conservancy was Friday, August 19. She and her husband Dave Yori are planning to relocate to the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. They look forward to traveling across the U.S. and Canada and spending more time with friends and family. Sheila and Dave both enjoy hiking with their pups Madison and Dunkin, kayaking, fishing and mountain biking.

In 2010 during the "great recession," Sheila created an ambitious regional planning initiative called the Brandywine Creek Greenway. The Greenway would provide a forum for the Conservancy to better connect with municipalities and citizens along the Brandywine and to build a greater constituency for water quality, open space and trails.
Together with the Conservancy's development team, Sheila pitched the project to the William Penn Foundation, which has since provided hundreds of thousands of dollars towards priority Greenway planning initiatives.

Significant accomplishments along the Brandywine Creek Greenway since 2010 include 60 miles of trail studies:
  • Northern Struble Trail Feasibility Study (13.5 miles)
  • Brandywine Trail Feasibility Study (35 miles)
  • Walkable Chadds Ford (1.5 miles)
  • Mill Trail Feasibility Study (4.5 miles)
  • Beaver Creek Trail Feasibility Study (3 miles)
  • Octoraro Trail Feasibility Study (2.5 miles)

Other notable accomplishments:
  • Strategic Action Plan (PA and DE)
  • Bike the Brandywine
  • Brandywine Creek Water Trail Feasibility Study
  • Brandywine Creek Greenway App
  • Brandywine Creek Greenway Mini-Grant

Congratulations, Sheila!
Upcoming Greenway Events
September 17, 2022
Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford PA

All Partners Meeting
October 27, 2022
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford PA