1. Brandywine Creek User Survey

Your input will help guide the feasibility and potential implementation of the proposed Brandywine Creek Water Trail.  The proposed Water Trail is envisioned starting in both the Coatesville area (West Branch) and the Downingtown area (East Branch) to Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware.

Please answer as many questions as are relevant to you.  You may skip questions that don't relate to your current use of the creek.

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* 1. How often, on average, do you paddle/float on the Brandywine Creek?

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* 2. How much time do you typically spend on the Creek per trip?

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* 3. Do you own your own equipment for travelling the Creek?

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* 4. Do you prefer to canoe, kayak, or tube on the Creek? (Check all that apply)

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* 5. On average, from how far do you travel to experience the Creek?

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* 6. When on the Creek, how many people, generally, are in your group?

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* 7. Are children usually a part of your group when you float on the Creek?

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* 8. If children are usually a part of your group, how many tend to be with you?

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* 9. At what time of the year do you tend to use the Creek? (Check all that apply)

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* 10. When during the week do you prefer to be on the Creek?

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* 11. Do you believe the number of put-ins/take-outs is adequate from Coatesville (West Branch) to Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware?

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* 12. Do you believe the number of put-ins/take-outs is adequate from Downingtown (East Branch) to Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware?

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* 13. Please indicate your opinion with respect to the following statements.

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There are adequate put-ins/take-outs along the proposed trail
There are adequate parking facilities along the length of the proposed trail
More signage indicating portage routes round dams would be helpful
Take-outs are easy to find and use along the creek
A map or guide would make the Creek much more accessible for everyone
Information regarding water flow in the Creek would be helpful in planning my next trip

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* 14. Is there anything that prevents you from using the Creek more often than you desire?  If so, what could be changed to allow you to use the creek more often?  Please describe below:

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* 15. Would you consider volunteering as part of a group to help improve the quality of the experience on Brandywine Creek (river clean-ups, invasive species removal, installing trail amenities, etc.)

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* 16. Do you use the creek for education in any capacity?  If yes, please describe.

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* 17. What word or phrase best defines or describes the Brandywine for you?

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* 18. Do you have any additional comments about your experience using Brandywine Creek

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* 19. Are you a member of a paddling club?

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* 20. What is your age?

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* 21. What is your gender?

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* 22. What is your zip code?

Thank you for completing the written portion of the survey! Upon clicking the done button below (which will save your answers above), you will be presented with a weblink that will take you to the mapping component of the survey. This additional component will allow you to provide input on a variety of trail characteristics on a map of the area.

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