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25th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup, Chadds Ford, PA


Get dirty with the Young Friends of the Brandywine at the 25th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup on Saturday, April 21st!

Over the years, the Young Friends have removed more than 30 tons of trash from the banks of the Brandywine between Lenape and the Delaware state line including picnic tables, hundreds of tires, lawn chairs, countless cans and even a huge stuffed purple gorilla. Help fill up another dumpster this year!

Volunteers are advised to wear hats, long pants, heavy shoes or boots, and sunscreen. Water will be provided but it's suggested that volunteers bring a reusable water bottle to cut down on waste. Gloves and trash bags will also be provided.

Stay after the cleanup for a lunch provided by the Young Friends. Please bring your own beach chair to relax and socialize after a morning of hard work. This event is appropriate for adults and children 5+.

For questions, contact the Brandywine Conservancy at and more information is available online here.