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2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Five Results

We are five weeks and over 12,580 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 32%, The Lehigh River with 30%, The Buffalo Creek with 17% The Loyalhanna Creek with 12%, and Tunkhannock Creek with 7%, Voting ends this Friday, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Four Results

We are four weeks and over 9,030 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 32%, The Lehigh River with 29%, The Buffalo Creek with 15% The Loyalhanna Creek with 13%, and Tunkhannock Creek with 9%, Voting ends January 22nd, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Three Results

We are three weeks and over 5,670 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 44%, The Lehigh River with 16%, The Loyalhanna Creek with 14%, The Tunkhannock Creek with 13%, and Buffalo Creek with 9%. Voting ends January 22nd, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Two Results

We are two weeks and over 4,790 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 51%, The Loyalhanna Creek with 16%, The Tunkhannock Creek with 15%, The Lehigh River with 10%, and Buffalo Creek with 7%. Voting ends January 22nd, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2021 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the public is invited to again vote online for the 2021 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated throughout the state. “Never has the value of our wealth of waterways shined brighter than during this pandemic as people in unprecedented numbers are being drawn to Pennsylvania’s river and streams and the natural refuge they supply,” Dunn said. “Much more than a public vote gauging popularity, Continue reading →

2021 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 19, 2020 Through November 16, 2020 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2021 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 16, 2020 until 5pm. Selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in late November. “During these most difficult times, never have we seen so many seeking out the natural resources around them, and flowing right through this newfound interest are so Continue reading →

Lackawanna River Named PA 2020 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – A vibrant, cold-water “Class A” fishery in its middle and upper reaches, and a waterway that attracts more paddlers every year, the Lackawanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2020 River of the Year. “Emerging from a record number of public votes, the Lackawanna is most deserving of the River of the Year honor, as are the many supporting groups that rallied around it,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “All five nominees Continue reading →

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year

​Harrisburg, PA — The public is invited to again vote online for the 2020 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated throughout the state. “Regardless of the outcome, this competition builds community support around our rivers and streams, putting them in the public limelight,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “This annual undertaking is much more than a public vote gauging popularity of Pennsylvania waterways. All have truly unique attributes; offer incredible recreational opportunities; and bring significant Continue reading →