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Christy Fleming
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The managing editor of TownSquareDelaware.com, Christy Fleming also supports a variety of non-profit initiatives in Delaware. Her background includes positions in public relations, advertising and journalism.

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What do you get when you combine a summer Saturday afternoon, a lazy river, a little barbecue and a great crowd?  Answer: The Young Friends of the Brandywine 16th Annual Tip-A-Canoe & Barbecue, too!

On July 11, over 200 took to the Brandywine River to enjoy the natural surroundings that the Brandywine Conservancy has worked so hard to protect. This unique family-friendly event began with a canoe trip, savoring the breathtaking views that have inspired so many local artists. Over 300 ended the day at The Big Bend, the bucolic home of Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art chairman George Weymouth, with a delicious barbecue by Fat Rick’s, ice cream from Woodside Farms Creamery and barn dance with music by Rolling Thunder Blues Revue.

All proceeds from the event support the clean water and open space programs of the Brandywine Conservancy. 

The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art preserves art and the environment in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Conservancy preserves the land and water of the Brandywine watershed for the community through source water protection, farmland preservation, and work with local governments. It has permanently protected from development more than 62,000 acres in Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania, as well as New Castle County in Delaware, and holds more than 460 conservation easements, granted by landowners to save their property’s natural, scenic and historic resources.

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