Clean streams with healthy, attractive stream corridors are vital to the health and quality of life of residents in Delaware and Chester County. For 35 years, CRC has been a grassroots, volunteer-based advocate for our creeks working on many issues vital to the protection of our streams and our natural environment.
Chester, Ridley and Crum Creeks are important for recreation, including fishing, hiking, parks, wildlife corridors, and scenic vistas, all of which greatly enhance the uniqueness and desirability of living in this area. These three creeks are also the primary sources of drinking water for 240,000 local residents. More than any time in the past, the water resources in our area are being threatened, as runoff from extensive development both increases the amounts of pollutants washing into our streams from paved areas and significantly reduces forested areas which support the recharge of rainwater into groundwater and help maintain the quality of our streams.
CRC has a proven track record of promoting and implementing effective water and natural resource protection strategies and practices. By promoting policies and providing instruction on practices which help reduce flooding, streambank erosion, and protect and restore the health and attractiveness of our stream corridors, CRC's efforts have a positive impact on local property values. You can have an impact by supporting CRC. You can make a difference by joining forces with hundreds of other residents - join CRC today!