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West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Down by the Water’s Edge

Stroud Preserve

 
 
Down by the Water’s Edge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
1. Down by the Water’s Edge Marker
Inscription. Even small creeks are part of huge interconnected watersheds. Water from the East Branch Brandywine Creek, which meanders through Stroud Preserve, flows into the Christina River on its way to the Delaware Bay. The Brandywine-Christina water shed provides drinking water for nearly half-a-million people! One of the ways that we can help to keep the creek clean is to take better care of the land near it, known as the riparian buffer. Trees and other plants in this area “buffer” the stream from anything that flows into it—including polluted water, eroding soil, or toxic chemicals. The plants’ roots help stabilize the creek banks, which helps to control erosion.

A Water Highway-Did you know that nearly 95 percent of all the animals that live on land use creek edges like this one to travel from one place to another? And lots of birds fly along rivers and streams when they migrate, stopping along the way to rest and eat so they have enough energy for such long trips.

(Inscription under the photo in the lower left)
Bald Eagle
 
Erected by Natural Lands Trust.
 
Location. 39° 57.132′ N, 75° 38.868′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on North Creek Road

Down by the Water’s Edge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
2. Down by the Water’s Edge Marker
. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stroud Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilbert Cope (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jefferis Ford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marshalton Inn (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of the Star Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sconnelltown (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nathan Simms (approx. 1.7 miles away); Humphry Marshall (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Bridge over the East Branch Brandywine Creek image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2015
3. Bridge over the East Branch Brandywine Creek
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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