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The Center for Watershed Protection provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation's most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers.
The wonderful resources that attract us to the White Clay Watershed have also led to its status as Wild & Scenic. A watershed is all the area of land that drains into a body of water, and we all live in a watershed. The White Clay watershed is 107 square miles and includes parts of Chester County, PA and New Castle County, DE. Nearly 100,000 people call the White Clay Creek watershed home. In 2000 federal legislation designated White Clay Creek and its tributaries in Delaware and Pennsylvania part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. That marked the first time an entire watershed - rather than just a section of river - had been designated into the system. This "beyond-the-riverbank" approach takes into consideration the variety of influences outside the river corridor that affect river habitat and water quality. As residents of the White Clay Watershed we enjoy its unique benefits but we also share responsibility for maintaining the characteristics that make the watershed special. How we maintain and manage our properties - our personal piece of the watershed - reaches beyond our property line.