Author Archives: Angela Vitkoski

Registration Open For The 2017 Delaware River Sojourn: June 17-23

Scholarships & Discounts Available, Volunteer River Cleanup Scheduled for June 16 WEST TRENTON, N.J. – Interested paddlers are invited to register for the 23rd Annual Delaware River Sojourn taking place June 17-23. The Delaware River Sojourn combines the experiences of guided paddling excursions with interpretive programs, camping, and camaraderie.  Participants may sign up for the entire seven-day trip or for the day(s) of their choice; all skill levels are welcome. “This year’s theme, Flowing Together, highlights the river’s tributary watersheds that make up the Delaware River Continue reading →

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Pennsylvania River Sojourn Grants. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Grant recipients receive $500 for a single-day sojourn and $900 per day for multi-day sojourns. The Pennsylvania Sojourn Program is administered by POWR in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The PA Sojourn Program is nationally unique, distributing grants across the Continue reading →

Allegheny Named Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year

Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council will receive a $10,000 Leadership Grant for the Allegheny River Harrisburg, PA – Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, and a a federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation River, the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been voted the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general public was invited to vote online Nov. 14-Dec.19, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state. Results were announced jointly today by the Department of Conservation and Continue reading →

Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2017 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. Waterways nominated for 2017 are the Allegheny River (Middle & Upper) and Brandywine, Loyalhanna and Perkiomen creeks. “There is a spirit of good-natured competition surrounding this selection process that rallies community support around our deserving waterways and puts them in the public limelight,” said Dunn. Continue reading →

A Few Days Left For 2017 “River of the Year” Nominations

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted From October 4, 2016 Through October 28, 2016 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 28, 2016 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginning in early November. “This nomination process stands as solid proof of just how blessed Pennsylvanians are with a wealth of major rivers and streams, and people willing to work Continue reading →

2017 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted From October 4, 2016 Through October 28, 2016 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 28, 2016 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginning in early November. “This nomination process stands as solid proof of just how blessed Pennsylvanians are with a wealth of major rivers and streams, and people willing to work Continue reading →

Stream Clean Up Webinar RESCHEDULED for Oct 19 at 7pm

The free webinar on Stream Clean Up Best Practices has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 19, at 7pm.  You can participate in the webinar from anywhere you will have phone and computer access at the appointed time.  Please register by Monday, October 17, by contacting the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Carol Parenzan, at midsusriver@gmail.com or 570-768-6300.  She will then send you the phone number and presentation materials.  At the time of the program, you will call in on the conference line and participate in the group discussion Continue reading →