October 24, 2000
190 miles of river flowing through Chester County, Pennsylvania
and northwestern New Castle County, Delaware.
geological, and biological resources including the federally
listed endangered Bog Turtle and Delaware's most extensive
remaining Piedmont forests.
Approach: Partnership between the White Clay
Creek Watershed Management Committee and the National Park
The White Clay Creek is renowned for its scenery, opportunities
for birding and trout fishing and historic features. The watershed
is also an important source of drinking water for residents
of both Pennsylvania and Delaware. The proximity of the Philadelphia
and Wilmington-Newark metropolitan areas, however, is having
an adverse impact on the watershed. In 1991 citizens requested
that the creek and its tributaries be considered for inclusion
in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.