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  • Mission — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Background Resource Management and Protection Issues Environmental and Cultural Resources Existing Management Responsibilities Existing Resource Protection Measures II Approach to Management Study Area White Clay Creek Watershed Devising an Approach Management Principles Goals Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents mission The White Clay Creek Watershed Management Plan will foster cooperation between private landowners business and industry non profit organizations educational and research institutions recreationists historians and all governmental units including the State of Delaware

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  • Goals — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Maps Videos BLOG Take Action management plan Executive Summary I The Watershed Environment Population In and Near the Watershed Study and Planning Background Resource Management and Protection Issues Environmental and Cultural Resources Existing Management Responsibilities Existing Resource Protection Measures II Approach to Management Study Area White Clay Creek Watershed Devising an Approach Management Principles Goals Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents goals Improve and conserve water quality and water quantity Conserve open space woodlands

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  • Objectives — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents objectives The following objectives support the mission and goals of the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Plan Maintain stream flow and maintain or improve water quality to revitalize fisheries and enhance recreational and scenic qualities while accommodating legitimate demands for water supply waste assimilation commercial industrial and agricultural uses Foster the protection enhancement and stewardship of the natural cultural and recreational resources of the watershed for the benefit

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  • A Two-Tier Approach — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents a two tier approach A two tier approach to the management of the White Clay Creek watershed acknowledges both the importance and preference for local leadership and the additional protection afforded by federal Wild and Scenic River designation The first management tier will focus on the watershed s municipal and county governments with the cooperation of state agencies in both Pennsylvania and Delaware and with the DRBC Participants in this tier will begin to adopt and implement watershed management strategies contained in the Local Land Use Management and Resource Management sections of the plan Cooperation across state

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  • Federal Designation Boundary — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents federal designation boundary A key issue addressed by the Management Planning Committee during the management planning process was the size and shape of the land area it would recommend for federal designation into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Federally sponsored or permitted projects within those land and water areas included within the designated boundaries would be subject to National Park Service review via Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Generally designation boundaries envelop outstandingly remarkable resources and provide enough land area to buffer the waterway from incompatible land uses The designated area may not exceed more than 320 acres per river mile on average Some members of the Study Task Force favored federal designation of the entire area drained by White Clay Creek and its tributaries others favored designation only for areas that would protect resources while relying on the municipalities in Pennsylvania the City of Newark and New Castle County to continue to regulate the remainder of the watershed s lands A determination of compatible and incompatible land uses for the proposed designated river and associated designated land areas traditionally accompanies the designation process Local jurisdictions and citizens are asked to define those land uses during the planning process In essence local participants

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  • Wild and Scenic Designated Area — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents wild and scenic designated areas The White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers System Act P L 106 357 designated the following tributaries or river segments of White Clay Creek into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System White Clay Creek from the confluence of the East and Middle Branches in London Britain Township Pennsylvania downstream to its confluence with the Christina River in New Castle County Delaware the East West and Middle Branches within Pennsylvania Middle Run and Pike and Mill Creeks in Delaware and all other second order streams as shown on the Designated Area Map The following tributaries or river segments were found eligible but not suitable for federal Wild and Scenic River designation Lamborn Run along with the properties on which the intake structures and pipelines for the Thompson Station Reservoir will be located Lamborn Run will remain unsuitable until such time as it is removed from the Delaware River Basin s Comprehensive Plan as a potential reservoir location the East Branch from the point at which it enters New Garden Township at the Franklin Township line approximately 10 500 feet to the point at which it exits New Garden Township at the London Britain Township line Egypt Run and its unnamed tributary the East Branch within the Borough of Avondale 500 feet north of the Borough of Avondale wastewater treatment facility and south of the Borough of Avondale wastewater treatment facility to the London Grove Township line the Middle Branch within London Grove Township 500 feet north and south of the Borough of

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  • White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Existing Resource Protection Measures II Approach to Management Study Area White Clay Creek Watershed Devising an Approach Management Principles Goals Mission Objectives Federal Designation Boundary A Two Tier Approach Wild and Scenic Designated Area III Administrative Framework White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee IV Local Land Use Management Program Introduction White Clay Creek and Its Setting V Resource Management Resource Protection Guidelines Water Resources Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Cultural Resources Recreation Resources Guidelines for Water Resource Projects VI Education and Outreach Components of an Outreach and Education Program VII Available Assistance Appendices Acknowledgements Definitions Exisiting Land Use by Sub watershed Existing Management Responsibilities Tables Land Resources Table Water Resources Table Fish and Wildlife Resources Table Threatened and Endangered Species Table Historical Archaeological Resources Table Recreation Resources Table WCWA Stream Watch Program Bibliography Back to the watershed management plan table of contents White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee A key principle of the administrative framework described here is that existing institutions and authorities will play the primary roles in the long term protection of the White Clay Creek watershed Municipalities counties states and federal agencies together with private organizations and

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  • Host Organization for the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    the implementation of this Plan The Committee will serve to assist with coordination and communication among the entities responsible for implementing the Plan Address Watershed Related Issues The Committee will establish a public forum for issue discussions it will help raise awareness of important issues and it will stimulate action by appropriate authorities Monitor the Watershed The Committee will monitor watershed activities and proposals that might affect the watershed s overall quality or pose potential impacts to important resources and will comment to appropriate authorities Such Committee review could be initiated by a request from the public by a local county state or federal official or at the Committee s own discretion Proposals and projects that might be reviewed include but are not limited to zoning changes development projects adjacent to White Clay Creek or its tributaries applications for state permits such as point source discharges or water withdrawals changes to state programs or policies applications for federal permits such as Army Corps Section 404 permits and other federal projects such as pipeline or road crossings or electrical transmission lines etc Promote Watershed Enhancement Initiatives The Committee may support upon the consensus of its membership watershed enhancement projects initiated by its members or by other organizations When necessary and appropriate the Committee will coordinate its members volunteer participation in enhancement efforts The Committee may initiate its own cooperative enhancement projects Carry Out Education and Outreach The Committee will support the efforts of other agencies and entities in conducting watershed stewardship education and outreach The Committee may initiate its own educational or outreach programs as resources permit Update the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Plan The Committee will be responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to the management plan The Plan will be reviewed by the Committee every five years Recommended changes to the Plan will be submitted to the National Park Service upon approval of the Committee see Decision making under Procedures Make Status Reports The committee will prepare a brief twice annual report on the status of the implementation of the Plan and other aspects of the overall protection of the designated areas of the watershed designated into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Membership The White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee will seek members from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Delaware The Committee will strive to maintain membership that is representative of but not limited to state county and local governments citizens citizen groups non profit organizations and private interests The Committee will also seek membership representing technical expertise in the fields of cultural and or historical resources archaeology geology agriculture water resources wildlife biology fishery biology watershed management or recreation management Watershed organizations will be encouraged to appoint a representative to the membership of the White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee Municipal governments will be represented by an individual appointed by township boards of supervisors and or borough or city councils County members may be appointed by New Castle and Chester Counties elected

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