Author Archives: Angela Vitkoski

2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River… Nominations Accepted from October 22, 2019 Through November 15, 2019 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2020 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 15, 2019 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in late November. “As I have said throughout past annual selection processes, there may be only one River of the Year but all waterways nominated emerge as true winners,” Continue reading →

Clarion River Days June 8th-9th

This family friendly event celebrates the beautiful Clarion River which recently won the ‘2019 River of the Year’ award in Pennsylvania and is the gateway to the iconic Cook Forest State Park here in the PA wilds. Clarion River Days offers a weekend of fun with free kayak and paddle board demos, outdoor recreation vendors, boat and ATV/UTV sales, local food vendors, activities for kids and of course live music! Test out the latest kayaks and paddleboards with Brookville Performance Kayak and cruise around the Continue reading →

Clarion River Named PA 2019 River of the Year in Public Voting

Harrisburg, PA – A Wild and Scenic River that draws legions of anglers, paddlers and other outdoors enthusiasts throughout the seasons, the Clarion River in northwestern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2019 River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state. Results were announced jointly today by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers (POWR).   Other waterways nominated were: Conodoguinet Creek, Delaware River Continue reading →

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today. “This annual undertaking is much more than a public vote gauging popularity of a Pennsylvania waterway,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “Regardless of outcome, the competition builds community support around our rivers and streams, putting them in the public limelight. All have truly unique Continue reading →

2019 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 12, 2018 Through November 9, 2018 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 9, 2018 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in early November. “Just like the preceding Rivers of the Year, the Loyalsock Creek now has it swirling around it in 2018 — a pronounced pride in a waterway that comes Continue reading →

2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Round Closed

The PA Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that distributes more than $40,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events. Each year, between 10 and 15 paddling events are supported under this program, encompassing over 500 river miles, 50+ on-the-water days, offering more than 100 educational programs and engaging over 12,000 people. POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a decade and has sponsored trips Continue reading →

Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting

Harrisburg, PA – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and other outdoors enthusiasts in north central Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. Results were announced jointly today by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers (POWR). Other waterways nominated were: Connoquenessing Creek, Lackawanna River, Little Juniata River and Lower Susquehanna River/Susquehanna Riverlands. “There are Continue reading →