Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, formed in 2015 from a merger of the nation’s two oldest small watershed conservation organizations, is your local leader in protecting the environment. We organize volunteers for action, connect students of all ages and recreation enthusiasts to the outdoors, improve the quality and quantity of water, and unite our members in standing tall for the natural resources of our communities.
Our work began in 1945, when a handful of concerned citizens realized poorly treated wastewater and soil erosion posed serious threats to our creeks and water supplies.
We’ve made tremendous strides in the decades since but there’s still much to do as development continues exploding in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds.
So what are we doing?
- We educate 12,000 students a year in Pennsylvania and Delaware classrooms to be good stewards of their natural heritage.
- We engage many more volunteers in hands-on conservation programs like Red Streams Blue and our annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up which clean up miles of streams, open spaces and roadways in our own backyards.
- We take care of hundreds of acres of local land held in conservation easements, beginning with our 318-acre Myrick Conservation Center.
- We work with governments, municipalities and local and regional businesses to prevent pollution.
- We foster a love of nature from an early age through community programs like our Summer Nature Camp.
How can you help?
All of us are naturally inspired to protect and conserve what we love and what we understand. This is the heart of our mission and spurs our momentum.
We invite you to share in this vision and join Brandywine Red Clay Alliance today. You will help us set a course for the greenest future.