The annual event from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. helps ensure cleaner water for over 500,000 residents including those in Coatesville, who use the Brandywine River as their primary source of drinking water. The event also provides a healthier habitat for wildlife and a safer environment for recreational activities.
The Young Friends have removed over 30 tons of trash from the banks of the Brandywine River since the event began. Over the years various items have been removed from the river, including, tires, lawn chairs, and thousands of aluminum cans. There have also been some more unusual objects such as a huge stuffed purple gorilla.
Volunteers are advised to wear hats, long pants, heavy shoes or boots, and sunscreen. The organizers will provide gloves and trash bags, as well as lunch afterwards.
Anyone interested in participating in the event open for adults and children over five should contact Kaitlin LeRoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-388-8341. Registration will be at the Brandywine Conservancy building in Chadds Ford.
Read more about the call for help at Daily Local News here.