Essential Workers Free Membership Offer

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those workers on the front lines keeping us safe, treating the sick, delivering necessities, and feeding our nation.  If you are an essential worker who loves to fish (or wants to learn) and cares about conservation, we invite you to enjoy a free one-year Trout Unlimited … Read More

Join TU Social Distance Fishing Effort

The need to practice responsible recreation HAS NOT gone away. In fact, with many states seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases as the country continues to “reopen,” the need is greater now more than ever. Nobody wants to be the angler who unknowingly spreads the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, so it’s important that, as an … Read More

Brandywine Creek Water Trail Feasibility Study

The Brandywine Conservancy is pleased to announce that the Draft Brandywine Creek Water Trail Feasibility Study is now available for public review and comment.  The study reflects more than a year’s work and includes guidance provided by our Study Advisory Committee and input from hundreds of individuals who either participated at public meetings or completed … Read More

Chester County Water Conditions January 2018 – June 2019

The Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) recently completed a report summarizing data collected through the Chester County and U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Water Resources Program from January 2018 to June 2019. The parameters summarized in the report provide insight into the County’s water conditions and help guide the management of the County’s water resources. … Read More

Thank your representative for supporting abandoned mine cleanup

In Pennsylvania, more than 287,000 acres and 5,500 miles of streams remain impaired from abandoned mine pollution. Thankfully, in 1977, Congress created the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to help clean up this legacy pollution. The fund, which charges a small fee on every ton of coal taken from the earth, is set to expire in … Read More

Valley Creek Monitoring Station Installed

The first of the Stroud Water Research Center Mayfly Data Loggers was installed in Valley Creek on September 26, 2019 . The installation team from Stroud included David Bressler, Shannon Hicks and Rachel Johnson and what a job they did.  By the end of the 3 hours of work effort the entire system was installed, … Read More

Tredyffrin’s Changing Streams

On April 22, 2019, Pete Goodman representing the Valley Creek Restoration Partnership made a presentation to the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors entitled “Tredyffrin’s Changing Streams, Vital Link to Our Future”. To view the PowerPoint slides shown at that presentation, click here.

Valley Creek Restoration Partnership Receives Governor’s Environmental Award

On April 16, 2019, the intermunicipal Valley Creek Restoration Partnership (VCRP) received one of the 2019  Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.  The award was presented by PA DEP Secretary  Patrick McDonnell at a ceremony for recipients held in Harrisburg. Since its establishment over 17 years ago, the Partnership has stewarded, executed, and help secure funding … Read More