Photo Credit: William Hill
Greenway News
Celebrating 10 Years!
December 2020
Mini-Grants Awarded

The Brandywine Conservancy is pleased to announce the winners of the Brandywine Creek Greenway 2020 DCNR Mini-Grant Program.

Chadds Ford Township
Brandywine Creek Emergency Locator/ Educational Signage Project, $5,000

East Bradford Township
Strode's Barn Restoration Design Project, $5,000

East Fallowfield Township
Outdoor Exercise ‘Park’ and Park Bench Installation Project, $3,600

Kennett Area Park Authority
Convert Former Paved Entrance to Pedestrian Trail Project, $8,000

Borough of Modena
Mode House Park Project, $9,988

Pocopson Township
Restoration of Locust Grove Schoolhouse Project, $6,000

Wallace Township
Burgess Park Rain Garden Restoration Project, $2,400

Congratulations, Awardees!
Photo Contest Winners
Thank you to all the participants in our first "Experience the Brandywine" Photo Contest this fall! We were thrilled to host an inclusive event in place of our annual Bike the Brandywine event in September.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Brandywine Creek Greenway, we asked to see your photos that best capture the beauty of the Greenway and the many reasons why this region is such a special place to call home. 

Four winning photos were chosen and the photographers received one of four prize packs from Patagonia, Trail Creek OutfittersTREK and The Whip Tavern (totaling up to $600 value).

Enjoy the winning photos below (presented in no particular order) and please visit the Greenway website to view all 131 entries.
Photo Credit: Joanne Moretti
This vibrant and idyllic photograph of Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware captures the essence of the Brandywine Creek Greenway in autumn. The photograph highlights all three core themes of the Greenwaynature, history and recreationthat combine to create a dynamic and unique sense of place.
Photo Credit: Walt Kinsey
Surrounded by the beautiful pastel reflections, this kayaker appears to be floating on the sky. The contrast between dark silhouettes and colorful clouds makes this image so striking. It really demonstrates the many ways to enjoy a beautiful sunset or sunrise.
Photo Credit: Robert Schock
This photograph of the First State National Historical Park captures the vast beauty of the Brandywine Valley with its rolling hills, woodlands, historical structures and agricultural heritage. Schock's photograph showcases recreational opportunities on recently protected lands that span Pennsylvania and Delaware in the southern region of the Greenway. The artistic contrast between the dramatic clouds, vibrant fall foliage, and green and brown working lands exhibit the photographer's technical abilities.
Photo Credit: Scott Chambers
There may not be a more emblematic tree of the Brandywine Valley than our native American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), which graces the center of this ethereal, early spring image. Its pale, mottled bark contrasts with darker tones of its neighbors and the Brandywine, while its arching form seems to bow in homage to the flowing creek that sustains its rich floodplain soil. The judging panel felt the atmosphere of this spectacular photograph expresses an enigmatic beauty reminiscent of works by Andrew Wyeth, one of the Brandywine Valley’s most revered artists.

The Brandywine Conservancy is proud to celebrate 10 years of successful partnerships and projects in the Brandywine Creek Greenway. Since we were not able to celebrate together in our usual fashion with an All Partners Meeting and dinner, we prepared a slide presentation to feature on the Greenway's website.

The commemorative presentation provides a snapshot of the state of the Greenway today and highlights our partners' and the Brandywine Conservancy's accomplishments in the Brandywine Creek Greenway over the years.

We are grateful for the tremendous support that has been provided by our partners and we look forward to the next 10 years of collaboration.
Project Planning Assistance

2020 is coming to a close and it's time to begin planning new projects and partnerships for the upcoming grant rounds in early 2021. The Chester County Preservation Partnership Program application deadline is February 26, 2021.

Our Brandywine Conservancy planners would be happy to meet with our partners to identify project opportunities and to prepare a funding strategy. Reach out to any of our planners to set up a free consultation:

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