2016 River of the Year Events

Susquehanna North Branch River of the Year Events

Hosted by Endless Mountains Heritage Region and Susquehanna Greenway Partnership

Come join us for Celebration Activities Throughout 2016

Susquehanna Sojourns

The Susquehanna Sojourns are guided paddling experiences that celebrate the Susquehanna as PA’s “River of the Year” in 2016!

What: These guided, multi-day paddling and camping trips will give you a unique look at life along the beautiful North Branch of the Susquehanna. Each day features exclusive access to the area’s history, wildlife, and conservation efforts through educational programs with local experts.

When: Three sojourns will take place on different dates in Summer 2016. Join any trip for the full duration, or just a few days…it’s up to you! Save the dates.

Who: These trips are popular with friends, families, students, scout groups, novice, intermediate, and experienced paddlers alike.

Where: Multiple locations along the North Branch (details below).

Registration: Full trip and daily registration options will open Spring 2016. Costs vary per trip. Stay tuned at the websites below

May 13 – 15, 2016

Sayre, PA to Sugar Run, PA

Name: Heritage Sojourn

Host: Endless Mountains Heritage Region

Questions: Hillary Robinson, Program Coordinator hrobinson@emheritage.org  (570) 265-1528

Stay Tuned: http://endlessmountainsheritage.org

June 12 – 17, 2016

Laceyville, PA to Shickshinny, PA

Name: River of the Year Susquehanna Sojourn – Upper Section

Host: Endless Mountains Heritage Region

Questions: Hillary Robinson, Program Coordinator hrobinson@emheritage.org  (570) 265-1528

Stay Tuned: http://endlessmountainsheritage.org

June 17 – 19, 2016

Shickshinny, PA to Sunbury, PA

Name: River of the Year Susquehanna Sojourn – Lower Section

Host: Susquehanna Greenway Partnership

Questions: Kassia Janesch, Program Assistant kjanesch@SusquehannaGreenway.org  (570) 522-7229

Stay Tuned: www.SusquehannaGreenway.org

Sunrise to Sunset Paddle

This video features Steve Barber the Pennsylvania State Director for the ACA visiting Bloomsburg Pennsylvania and attending the Sunrise to Sunset on the Susquehanna Event to raise awareness about the Susquehanna River. The event was spearheaded by the Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan and attened by local boaters. It was a fantastic event and one that the ACA wants to further encourage and support. Special thanks to all the volunteers who made the event smooth and sponsors who gave generously. Visit sunrise-sunset-susquehanna.org/ for more information.

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October 15, 2016

Set Sail for Dumplings at Dusk Aboard the Hiawatha River Boat

River enthusiasts with a refined taste for handcrafted Pennsylvania apple dumplings and home-made cinnamon ice cream are invited to witness the sun set upon the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from the deck of the Hiawatha River Boat while enjoying a delectable Bissinger’s dessert with your Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper during a one-hour riverboat cruise departing from Williamsport on Saturday, October 15 at 6PM.

“Please join us for the evening as we enjoy a sweet treat, watch the sunset, and share information about the work being done to make the Susquehanna River swimmable, drinkable, and fishable,” encourages Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan.

Everyone is welcome and reservations are required. To reserve your spot at the rail and a dumpling on your plate, please send a check for $25 per person to: Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc., PO Box 252, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Please include guest names and contact information.

For more information, please contact Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan at 570-768-6300 or midsusriver@gmail.com.