In February, the William Penn Foundation’s board approved a grant
to the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art under its Watershed Protection Program. T
hrough its Constituency Building strategy, the William Penn Foundation continues to support our work to build an active regional constituency for watershed protection among 29 municipalities and other partners within the Brandywine Creek Greenway. The funding will be utilized to expand public access to the Brandywine Creek for experiential learning and recreation, and to advance the region's Circuit Trails network over the next two years.
Projects funded by the new grant include:
- Providing technical assistance to Greenway partners to implement Circuit Trails and other connecting trails
- PECO Corridor Trail planning in Chadds Ford and Concord Townships.
- Brandywine Creek Water Trail implementation in Birmingham, East Bradford, and West Bradford Townships.
- First State National Historical Park multi-modal connection planning assistance in Concord Township and in New Castle County, DE.
- Mill Trail planning, easements, and acquisitions in the City of Coatesville, Borough of South Coatesville, and Borough of Modena.
- Beaver Creek Trail easements and lease agreements in Caln Township.