Kennett Township is collaborating with the Brandywine Conservancy, the Chester County Planning Commission, and a dedicated study advisory committee made up of several local, county, and state agencies, local non-profit scientific institutions and land trusts, the National Park Service, and local canoeing and kayaking outfitters to study the feasibility of a formal Water Trail along the Brandywine—already a popular destination for recreational boaters. When complete, the Brandywine Water Trail will be a 22-mile bi-state recreational water route that connects communities, improving access to the Brandywine for increased water recreational use.

The study will examine the opportunities, constraints, and challenges presented by a water trail and will provide recommendations regarding access, safety, trail amenities, educational opportunities, environmental considerations, long-term stewardship of the Brandywine, and potential partnerships to promote and manage the Water Trail.

As a part of this effort, we/I we wanted to share information about the study and ask you to participate in and spread the word about our survey. The survey is open to anyone in the community who would like to give their input about recreational use of the Brandywine Creek. The survey takes about five minutes and can be found by clicking here!

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