Since our Federal designation in 2000, we have led the effort to permanently protect 1200 acres of riparian forest and open space in the White Clay watershed. The federal funds we receive are also put towards implementation of best management practices and outreach throughout the bi-state watershed, such as stormwater basin retrofits and manure management projects, shad restoration and dam removal(s), reforestation, water quality testing, and school programming. Check out our featured projects below!

The White Clay Wild and Scenic Steering Committee has on average, matched our federal funds 1:1. In other words, every dollar of federal funds received has been matched 100% over the past decade! In fact, just in the past two years we have seen an even greater match of 1:2.
— Shane Morgan, Management Plan Coordinator

featured projects

Landenberg Junction Habitat Garden, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Landenberg Junction Habitat Garden, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Stormwater Basin Retrofits, Newark, Delaware

Stormwater Basin Retrofits, Newark, Delaware

Hale Byrnes Dam Removal (December 2014), New Castle County, Delaware

Hale Byrnes Dam Removal (December 2014), New Castle County, Delaware

Goddard Park Rain Basin and Wildlife Habitat, West Grove, Pennsylvania

Goddard Park Rain Basin and Wildlife Habitat, West Grove, Pennsylvania

New Garden Park Streamside Buffer Restoration, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

New Garden Park Streamside Buffer Restoration, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Curtis Mill Streamside Buffer Plantings, Newark, Delaware

Curtis Mill Streamside Buffer Plantings, Newark, Delaware