The CWMP is a partnership of local public, private, and non-profit organizations in the Chester County, PA, portion of the Christina Basin, concerned with keeping our watershed clean and healthy, providing a benefit to all our residents. The Partnership focuses on stormwater (all water that falls as rain and runs off into our creeks and rivers), providing support to local townships, boroughs, and cities, to help meet the state’s standards for clean streams. Pennsylvania requires that all municipalities to develop strategies to protect our waterways, and the CWMP serves as a resource to help ensure their success.

What is the CWMP

List of CWMP cost-share member municipalities

CWMP Organizational Chart Map of CWMP municipalities

Planning Team Members:

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) is a nonprofit watershed organization working to protect the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds in Pennsylvania and Delaware for over 75 years. BRC provides education programs to school groups, scouts and the general public. Our Watershed Conservation Program helps to restore impaired streams focused on sediment, nitrogen and phosphorous pollution working with landowners, municipalities, local, state and federal agencies and our conservation partners.

The Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) is a municipal authority established by the Chester County Board of Commissioners in 1961 to provide flood protection and water supply resources in the Brandywine Creek Watershed, and to provide water resources management, science, information, planning, and monitoring services for Chester County. CCWRA works with federal, state, local government, and private partners within four program areas: stormwater and pollution reduction, flood protection, water resources management, and water awareness and information. The Authority is composed of a nine-member Board of Directors, each appointed by the Chester County Board of Commissioners, and is staffed by a team of five water resources and administrative professionals.
Contact: , 610-344-5400

John M. Gaadt, AICP is an environmental and land use planning consultant with 30+ years of professional experience. Currently he heads Gaadt Perspectives, LLC, a successful consulting practice located in Chadds Ford, PA. Prior to starting his own firm, John served as a project manager for the Brandywine Conservancy's Environmental Management Center (Chadds Ford, PA) and was the Assistant Chief of County Planning for the Montgomery County Planning Commission (Norristown, PA).
Contact: John Gaadt, 610-388-7641

Since its creation in 1947, the Chester County Conservation District has worked with landowners and land users to conserve the natural resources of the County. Today, the District assists builders, contractors, developers, farmers, and local citizens in developing and implementing conservation programs. With the District's assistance and direction, citizens are brought together with local, state and federal agencies to design creative solutions to a wide range of conservation and non-point source pollution issues.

Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has been leading the effort to produce innovative solutions for preserving and restoring fresh water. We seek to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration. We believe in an independent voice -- and in adventure, inspiration, perseverance, and integrity. At the Stroud Center, we believe the future of fresh water starts here.

The Brandywine Conservancy’s (Conservancy) mission is to protect and conserve the land, water, natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine Creek-Christina River watershed. Working in partnership with individuals, municipal governments, county, state and federal government agencies, conservation partners, and private organizations, the Conservancy is realizing great success with more than 66,600 acres of land permanently protected in over 50 years of operation. Whether strengthening sound land use planning at the county level or developing methods to analyze and protect water at the source, the Conservancy has acted to increase awareness of conservation of the Brandywine-Christina watershed and beyond.
Contact: Grant DeCosta, 610-388-8117

David Ross, PhD
An environmental economist, David taught at Bryn Mawr College from 1992-2020 and continues as Research Professor there. He is a member of the West Nottingham Planning Commission and serves on the Oxford Region Planning Committee.

The White Clay Wild and Scenic River Program is managed through a long-term partnership between the National Park Service and the White Clay Watershed Association. We work collaboratively with our local, regional, and state stakeholders to provide environmental outreach, guidance and funding for watershed restoration projects, residential and municipal stormwater management, land preservation and stewardship, and historic and cultural preservation projects.

The University of Delaware Water Resources Center (DWRC) has two key missions related to Delaware's water resources:
To support research, education, and public outreach programs that focus on water supply, water management, and water quality.
To foster and support training and education programs for the future water scientists, engineers, managers, and policy-makers who will lead the water resources research, planning, and management efforts in the future.
Contact: Andrew Homsey, 302-831-4932

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland advances finance solutions to environmental challenges. With more than 25 years of experience, we work with communities to protect natural resources by strengthening the capacity of decision makers to assess needs, develop effective financing methods, and catalyze action.
Through direct technical assistance, policy analysis, and research, the EFC equips communities with the knowledge and tools they need to create more sustainable environments, more resilient societies, and more robust economies.

Water information is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation's water resources. The USGS works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.