Chadds Ford will be one of 25 communities in the Brandywine Creek Greenway to receive park, open space and community trail work through a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant.
The $80,000 grant was received by The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art for outreach and technical assistance to communities within the Brandywine Creek Greenway.
The hope is to advance connections to Circuit Trails and improve access to the Brandywine creek for recreation.
“The projects will benefit the participating municipalities…promoting open space and trail planning and the public with new and enhanced park, open space, and trail facilities along the Brandywine Creek,” stated a press release from the Conservancy;
Projects will be initiated through a min-grant program for the smaller, but critical projects that may get overlooked by traditional funding.
“The funds from this grant will be used to reinforce the work of the partnership created through the Brandywine Creek Greenway by providing mini-grants for smaller, yet critical, projects that may otherwise be overlooked for traditional sources of funding,” said Ellen Ferretti, director of the Brandywine Conservancy.
“This award reinforces the merits of the strong and collaborative partnership formed by the Greenway partners!”