Kennett Square Volunteers Keep White Clay Creek Clean

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Volunteers for the annual Red Clay Cleanup.

The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance has been keeping the 13-mile tributary of White Clay Creek clean for thirty years, writes Steven Hoffman for The Chester County Press.

This past weekend, the alliance continued that tradition by attracting volunteers of all to pick up trash.  

The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance has branches all around the region, including in Kennett Square. 

The goal of the alliance is to attract 800 volunteers. So far, 500 people have signed up to clean the tributary, many of them high school students looking for service credits or out of love for the planet.  

Over the years, volunteers have collectively picked up 421 tons of trash. This past weekend, the collection of waste was no different. Volunteers reported finding a whole bicycle, storage cabinet, grocery cart, and even a deteriorated Captain America mask.  

“For many in the community, this is considered an annual rite of spring,” said Jim Jordan, chair of the Red Clay Clean Up event.  

Read more about the clean-up event in The Chester County Press.  

History of White Clay Creek in nearby Delaware.

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