The goal of the Red Streams Blue Program is to ensure that all streams in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds meet Pennsylvania and Delaware water quality standards. Our map shows the streams that do not meet water quality standards in red. Blue streams meet the standards.


Why is the Red Streams Blue Program so important?

  • The Brandywine and Red Clay Creeks are the drinking water source for much of Chester County as well as New Castle County and Wilmington, Delaware.
  • The Brandywine and Red Clay Creeks provides recreation for many residents, including fishing canoeing, and swimming.
  • The Brandywine and Red Clay Creeks and tributaries provide habitat and natural corridors for wildlife.
  • The beauty of the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds is an important natural resource.

How will we make Red Streams Blue?

  • Identify the impaired segments and reasons for impairment
  • Develop a Restoration Plan to identify possible area for improvements
  • Select projects to be undertaken based on cost, impact and priority
  • Build partnerships within the restoration area
  • Identify funding sources
  • Complete restoration projects

Ways to Help Us Make Red Streams Blue

  • Join the BRC Become one of 900 members who are helping to restore and protect this priceless resource
  • Become a Watershed Steward: Learn how to take better care of these natural resources and how you can make a difference
  • Join an Environmental Stream Team: These are your neighbors, all volunteers, who work together to monitor stream water quality
  • Enjoy the Brandywine and Red Clay Creeks and watersheds: This is the payoff of the Red Streams Blue Program

Explore the restoration areas we are working on!