Skip to main content

Hundreds of volunteers clean up

04/02/2014 10:51AM, Published by ACL, Categories:


Volunteers haul away trash picked up during the Red Clay Valley Clean Up on Saturday morning.



Early on the morning of March 29, nearly 600 volunteers assembled to help with the Annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up.  

At 8 a.m., volunteers lined up at the Ashland Nature Center in Delaware, Kennett Square’s Anson B. Nixon Park and the Kennett YMCA Outdoor Pool to receive clean-up supplies, route assignments and Starbucks coffee before moving out to their clean-up sections.

Despite inclement weather, in four hours, the volunteers collected more than nine tons of trash, including 67 tires.

Jim Jordan, chairman of the Red Clay Valley Clean Up, said, “The huge volunteer turnout enabled us to expand and cover all of the designated clean-up routes.”  Many school groups participated, including Brandywine Springs School, Charter School of Wilmington, A.I. duPont High School, Henry C. Conrad High School, P.S. duPont Middle School, and the University of Delaware, as well as BSA Troop 70, Cub Scouts Pack 959, Future Farmers of America and St. Michael’s Church.

The Annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up was organized by the Red Clay Valley Association and the Delaware Nature Society and covered 76 miles of streams and roadways in Delaware and Pennsylvania.  Additional sponsors included the Kennett Area Park Authority, Starbucks Coffee Company, Wild Birds Unlimited, WSFS, Wawa, Mt Cuba Center, Chandler Funeral Homes, Exelon Generation, United Water of Delaware, Delaware State Senator Greg Lavelle, Phillips Mushroom Farms and Constellation.


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



volunteering volunteers red clay valley association delaware nature society annual red clay valley clean up


  • Ecosystems and Plant Communities

    08/16/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    Explore the dynamic and diverse plant communities present in our area. Learn how ecology, geology...


  • Ecosystems and Plant Communities

    08/16/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    Explore the dynamic and diverse plant communities present in our area. Learn how ecology, geology...


  • Cooking class: Sourdough Bread

    08/19/2017
    12:00PM — 02:00PM

    Join us for this fun and educational cooking class! Check out our website full details about all...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

Chester County High School Sports