Grants of up to $25,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for conservation programs and activities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support projects that enhance community-based trails, parks, and open spaces. The program promotes priority conservation and recreation projects identified in the Brandywine Creek Greenway Strategic Action Plan, plus other publicly vetted municipal planning documents.
All projects must be located within the Pennsylvania portion of the Brandywine Creek Greenway which is depicted in green on the map on this page and includes Birmingham Township, Caln Township, Chadds Ford Township, the City of Coatesville, Downingtown Borough, East Bradford Township, East Brandywine Township, East Caln Township, East Fallowfield Township, Honey Brook Township, Honey Brook Borough, Kennett Township, Modena Borough, Newlin Township, Pennsbury Township, Pocopson Township, South Coatesville Borough, Upper Uwchlan Township, Uwchlan Township, Valley Township, Wallace Township, West Bradford Township, West Brandywine Township, West Caln Township, and West Nantmeal Township.
The Brandywine Creek Greenway Strategic Action Plan has eight overall goals and objectives:
- Transportation: To provide safe transportation alternatives for walking, bicycling, and equestrian users.
- Conservation: To protect and improve vital natural resources within the Brandywine watershed.
- Recreation: To promote and enhance the recreational use of municipal, county, and state-owned recreational open space.
- Flood Control: To mitigate flooding in flood-prone areas.
- Culture: To preserve nationally and municipally-designated historic resources and their surrounding landscapes.
- Aesthetics: To protect state and municipally-designated scenic resources and buffer scenic resources from new development.
- Education: To foster education of the Brandywine Creek and its watershed.
- Economic Prosperity: To foster economic activity in urbanized areas.
For additional information about these goals and objectives begin on page 5 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.