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CBCWP Task Force

Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership & Task Force

CZO Partner Organization

The Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership (CBCWP) has been serving watershed resource restoration efforts since 1993.  The partnership has evolved and grown under a variety of names, first as the Christina Basin Nonpoint Source Pollution Committee, then later as the Christina Basin Water Quality Management Committee.  Today the CBCWP holds quartley Christina Basin Task Force meetings, organizes an annual bus tour of restoration accomplishments and actively exchanges information through the Christina-basin email list serv.

The mission of the Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership is to restore the waters of the Brandywine, Red Clay, and White Clay Creeks, and Christina River in Delaware and Pennsylvania to fishable, swimmable, and potable status by 2015.  To do this, they:

  1. Employ a full-time watershed-governance structure.
  2. Raise funds for restoration through innovative watershed financing.
  3. Develop a water-quality trading bank.

The Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership includes the following agencies that serve on the CB Watershed Managment Committee:

  • Chester County Conservation District
  • Chester County Board of Commissioners, PA
  • Chester County Water Resources Authority
  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
  • Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)
  • New Castle Conservation District
  • New Castle County Executive and Dept. of Planning, DE
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III (EPA)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • University of Delaware Water Resources Agency (WRA)

The CBCWP also includes the following non-profit organizations that had formed the CB Citizens Task Force:

  • Brandywine Conservancy
  • Brandywine Valley Association (BVA)
  • Christina Conservancy
  • Delaware Nature Society
  • Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
  • Red Clay Valley Association
  • Stroud Water Research Center
  • White Clay Watershed Association
  • Wilmington River - City Steering Committee
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