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Red Clay Valley Clean Up


Volunteers are needed for the annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up.

The Clean Up is co-sponsored by the Red Clay Valley Association (RCVA) and the Delaware Nature Society (DNS) to sweep more than 44 miles of stream and roadways along the east and west branches of the Red Clay Creek, including Kennett Square Borough going south through Yorklyn and Hockessin, Del., and ending at Kirkwood Highway.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Red Clay Valley Clean Up, which is now celebrating its 24th year.  Some 780 volunteers participated in 2011 to collect more than 15 tons of trash.

“Volunteers work hard but most also consider it great fun and an opportunity for family and neighbors to get together,” says Jim Jordan, chair of the Red Clay Clean Up project.

After check-in and refreshments, including Starbucks coffee, volunteers disperse to assigned areas along the clean up route. Necessary materials – gloves, bags, reflective safety vests, etc. – are provided. Large groups are encouraged to contact RCVA  at 610.793.1090 or DNS at 302.239.2334 for their route assignments before March 24.

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