I've tried a lot things in my life, but snorkeling the White Clay was not on my bucket list. However, I was intrigued. What would we see? I've snorkeled in Florida, scuba dived along the coral reefs in the Keys, and took the plunge in a quarry in central Pennsylvania, but creek snorkeling that was something new to experience.
Learn More our Local History and Visit the Site of the Historic Dam Removal on the White Clay.
Just a little over a year ago we posed the question will the White Clay run silver again? Today, the first dam on White Clay Creek is breached, a 40 foot section was removed early December to allow for fish passage. A public ribbon cutting event to commemorate this achievement for our river is expected in Spring 2015, concurrent with the shad spawning season, where we hope to view streaks of silver once again flashing upstream!
The next phase of this project will take a systematic look at the subsequent dams on the White Clay Creek, considering the historic and hydrological impacts of removing each dam while continuing to strive for fish passage at each site.