The Brandywine Conservancy is conducting a feasibility study on a water trail at the Brandywine Creek that would include both of the creek’s branches and run downstream from Coatesville and Downingtown into Delaware, writes Rich Schwartzman for Chadds Ford Live.
Two public meetings on this have already taken place, including one earlier this week at the conservancy in Chadds Ford. The event included a series of stations where interested parties could see what was under construction, and talk about the proposal with conservancy representatives.
Ellen Ferretti, Conservancy Executive Director, said the trail would allow the conservancy to provide “structured access to the creek without interfering with private property.”
According to senior land use planner Rod Daniels, the idea is similar to establishing a walking trail, only this would be on water. If the plan comes to fruition, it will provide kayakers, canoeists, and tubers with greater access to the creek.
“A lot of people want to see more put ins and take outs. It would create a community of creek users,” said Daniels.