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  • Upcoming Events — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    21 9 00 am 09 00 Birding Bioblitz Saturday May 21 2016 9 00am 10 30am 09 00 10 30 White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center White Clay Creek State Park will be hosting a birding bioblitz on May 21 2016 Join naturalist Gary Stolz to learn birding basics and take a great hike along our trails to learn about local birds and their habits 5 per person 20 per family call 302 368 6900 to register or visit their website Apr 23 10 00 am 10 00 Family Trout Release Day at the White Clay Creek Preserve Saturday April 23 2016 10 00am 12 00pm 10 00 12 00 White Clay Creek Preserve Park Office Baby brook trout c Stroud Water Research Center Join Stroud Center s science and education teams for a fun filled morning along White Clay Creek looking at the fishes and insects that live there with trout related games and crafts This event is FREE to the public however if you d like to release your very own baby brook trout visit troutgrowontrees org adopt a trout for adoption opportunities Park at the main lot by the Park Office events will take place near a small tributary across the road from the office Click here for a map of the preserve For more information contact Tara Muenz Assistant Education Director at tmuenz stroudcenter org or 610 268 2153 ext 301 Jan 27 10 00 am 10 00 Wild Scenic Program Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday January 27 2016 10 00am 12 00pm 10 00 12 00 New Garden Township Building All meetings are open to the public Join us and learn more about what we are doing in your community Meeting Agenda posted here one week prior to meeting Nov 16 7 00 pm 19

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  • The Management Plan — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Clay Creek as a National Wild and Scenic River It was prepared as part of a study to evaluate the White Clay Creek for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Downloadable pdf of White Clay Management Plan does not include maps Original Issue May 1998 Amended Summer 2001 TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary The Watershed Environment Approach To Management Administrative Framework Local Land Use Management Program Resource

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  • Executive Summary — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Wild and Scenic River It was prepared as part of a study to evaluate the White Clay Creek for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Legislation was introduced in 2000 Congress by Congressmen Michael Castle DE and Joseph Pitts PA and by Senators Joseph Biden DE William Roth DE Rick Santorum PA and Arlen Specter PA to designate the White Clay Creek and its tributaries into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System This legislation P L 106 357 was passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Clinton on October 24 2000 The White Clay Creek watershed is one of only a few relatively intact unspoiled and ecologically functioning river systems remaining in the highly congested and developed corridor linking Philadelphia Pennsylvania with Newark Delaware The watershed drains 69 000 acres in southeast Pennsylvania and northwest Delaware and some 95 000 people live within its boundaries The proposed federally designated areas include all streams of the second order or higher Under this proposal the federal designation would include 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 Middle and West branches within Pennsylvania Middle Run Pike and Mill creeks in Delaware and all second order streams as shown on the Recommended Designated Area Map The plan describes the watershed s resources identifying the major challenges that threaten them now or may do so in the near future The plan recognizes that the resources themselves are tightly twined with the problems that beset them so that the improvement or deterioration of one watershed element bears directly on the condition of several others In an obvious example land use practices affect

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  • I. The Watershed Environment — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Management Plan 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 the watershed environment Study and Planning Background White Clay Creek and

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  • II. Approach to Management — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Stormwater Runoff Resources Reports The Management Plan 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 approach to management Study Area White

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  • III. Administrative Framework — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    Rivers Stormwater Runoff Resources Reports The Management Plan 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 administrative framework Wild and Scenic

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  • IV. Local Land Use Management Program — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    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 local land use management program The local land use element is the heart of this watershed management plan This section articulates and explains a series of resource protection objectives designed to improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat For each objective the plan suggests a series of actions municipalities can take to enhance resource protection within their community Municipalities can review and revise their land use ordinances so that the following objectives may be achieved Local governments should adopt into their ordinances and plans those areas of the guidelines that they do not currently address in their

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  • V. Resource Management — White Clay Creek Wild & Scenic River
    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 resource management This section of the plan describes the challenges of the watershed s major resource groups delineates the responsibilities of each government agency and

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