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26th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup

26th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup

Each year, the Annual Brandywine River Cleanup helps to ensure cleaner water for communities that rely on the Brandywine as a source for their drinking water, a healthier habitat for wildlife, and a safer environment for recreational activities. Since the event's inception, volunteers have removed more than 30 tons of trash from the banks of the Brandywine between Lenape and the Delaware state line.

Join us this year as the Brandywine Conservancy, East Bradford Township and West Bradford Township team up for a neighborhood collaboration! Inspired by the beauty of the Brandywine Greenway, our cleanup will encompass the banks of the Brandywine River along Shaw’s Bridge Park and Brandywine Meadows Preserve Trail. 

  • Volunteers are advised to wear hats, long pants, heavy shoes or boots, and sunscreen
  • Gloves and trash bags will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided at your cleanup site at noon
  • This event is appropriate for children over the age of five

This event is free. Your reservation is requested.

Register Online


OUR CLEANUP LOCATION HAS CHANGED, this event is NOT held at the Brandywine Conservancy. During registration, please choose one of our two clean up locations to volunteer:

Brandywine Meadows Preserve Trail  
1355 Downingtown Pike 
Downingtown, PA 19335  
parking available in lot only   

Shaw’s Bridge Park
274 South Creek Road
West Chester, PA 19382
parking available in lot only


Print and sign our waiver form for every member of your party. If the volunteer is under the age of 18, this document must be signed by a legal guardian.

Questions: please email kleroy@brandywine.org


This event is made possible by support from American Rivers, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Republic Services, Starbucks and Wegmans