Brandywine River Trek

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

The Coatesville Youth Initiative Brandywine Trek is a youth leadership and environmental awareness program that combines outdoor learning over five days along the Brandywine River. Trek activities build leadership skills, promote cultural and historical competence, and increase understandings of watershed management and water resource quality related to community impact over time.

Funded by:

  • 2015–2017: Point Lookout Foundation
  • 2011: Marshall-Reynolds Foundation, Brandywine Health Foundation, and Franny and Franny Abbott

Project Leads


  • 2018: Tara K. Muenz and Jarvis Berry (Coatesville Youth Initiative)
  • 2017: Tara K. Muenz and Jennifer M.R. Totora; Jarvis Berry (Coatesville Youth Initiative)
  • 2016: Tara K. Muenz and Steven C. Kerlin; Jarvis Berry (Coatesville Youth Initiative); Sky Prestowitz (UrbanPromise, Wilmington)
  • 2015: Tara K. Muenz; Jarvis Berry (Coatesville Youth Initiative); Sky Prestowitz (UrbanPromise, Wilmington)

Project Years: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018