Greenway News
February 2021
Project Updates

What's happening along the Greenway in 2021?

Brandywine Conservancy planners are engaged with several partners on projects that are funded by the William Penn Foundation and scheduled for completion by April 2022.
PECO Corridor Trail Feasibility Study
Chadds Ford and Concord Townships
Consultant: Pennoni
Project Manager: Chadds Ford Township
Preparing preliminary engineering for sections of a multi-modal trail between South Creek Road in Chadds Ford and Route 202/Wegmans in Glen Mills, and securing lease agreements from SEPTA and PECO.

Brandywine Water Trail
East Bradford and Birmingham Townships
Project Managers: East Bradford Township and
Designing and engineering two water access ramps, one in Shaws Bridge Park and one near the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Also publishing a Water Trail map and website, and establishing an administrative framework for the Water Trail.

Brandywine Trail Connector
Concord and Chadds Ford Townships (PA) and New Castle County (DE)
Consultant: Pennoni
Project Manager: Concord Township
Exploring alignment options for a multi-modal trail connection from the future PECO Corridor Trail in Concord Township to the Brandywine Trail in First State National Historical Park. Project will commence in summer 2021.

Mill Trail Implementation
Modena and South Coatesville Boroughs
Project Managers: Modena Borough and
Finalizing alignment of the Mill Trail from the Iron and Steel Heritage Museum to the Arcelor-Mittal corporate office park. Also facilitating the acquisition of open space with frontage on the Brandywine Creek in Modena Borough.

Beaver Creek Trail Implementation
Caln Township
Project Managers: Caln Township and
Providing technical assistance for acquisition of trail easements along the preferred alignment of the Beaver Creek Trail west of Downingtown, a connector to the future Chester Valley Trail.
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
The spring grant season is here and there is still time to assemble partners and prepare proposals for priority projects in the Greenway.

Here are a few upcoming grant opportunities:
E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation
Applications due April 1, 2021
To be eligible, applicants must be in the SECCRA service area.

Community Conservation
Partnership Program (C2P2)
Applications due April 14, 2021

Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP)
Applications due May 31, 2021

Quadratec Energize the Environment Grant Program
Applications due June 30, 2021
Project Planning Assistance

The Strategic Action Plan for the Brandywine Creek Greenway provides a project portfolio for each municipal partner in Pennsylvania and each of our partners in Delaware. The portfolios provide maps of suggested projects and partnerships that would help advance the goals and objectives of the Greenway. Check out the Pennsylvania Partners portfolios and the Delaware Partners portfolios.
Brandywine Conservancy planners are ready to meet with our partners and others to identify project opportunities and to prepare a funding strategy. A funding strategy helps to define a competitive project scope, provide preliminary cost estimates, and identify appropriate sources of County, State and private funding. Reach out to any of our planners below to set up a free consultation.

(grant writing, planning, trail studies)
(grant writing, GIS, planning, water trails)
(grant writing, planning, BMPs)
(grant writing, planning, master plans, trail studies)
(grant writing, planning, desktop publishing, heritage interpretation)
(grant writing, GIS, planning)
Upcoming Events
April Regional Regional Roundtables (4 Regions)
Dates and Meeting Invitations TBA

BCG Mini-Grant 2021/22
Announcement coming soon!