Volunteers clean museum area

Trees need a cleanup, too. With the Brandywine reaching 21 feet, mud and debris were also found high up in trees.

An estimated 142 people volunteered to clean up the Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum of Art campus Saturday, 17 days after the flooding from Hurricane Ida. While the flood caused no harm to the art galleries or collections at the museum proper, the museum has been closed since the storm.

“We’re still assessing things to figure out the remediation and repairs so we can re-open,” according to the conservancy’s Nicole Kindbeiter.

The storm flooded the ground floors of all the buildings on campus, and volunteers were cleaning them as well as the trail along the creek and the Harvey Run Trail connecting the conservancy campus to the Chadds Ford Township municipal building.

The Harvey Run Trail, behind Potts Meadow running between the conservancy and the Chadds Ford Township municipal building, gets clean up, too.

 

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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