Author Archives: Angela Vitkoski

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 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 →

2016 Sojourn Events

April 22, 2006 Earth Day Paddle Host: National Road Heritage Corridor Sojourners will meet in Brownsville – all will bring own kayak or canoe, safety briefing and welcome from Brownsville officials. A 4.5 mile padlle to California Earth Day Cleanup. Food, water and soda. Shuttle back to Brownsville. Contact: and May 13 – 15, 2016 Heritage Sojourn Host: Endless Mountains Heritage Region This event will include 60 students from Bradford County. The group of paddlers will start out at Riverfront Park in Sayre PA, Continue reading →

River of the Year Susquehanna Sojourn

June 17-19, 2016 Shickshinny to Sunbury, PA Register by June 1, 2016 It’s time to break out your paddles, tent, and campfire tales and join the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in exploring 46 miles of the Susquehanna River. Whether you want to camp with all nights, or simply paddle with during the day – there is something for everyone. This trip is popular with families, friends, scouts, and paddlers of all abilities. This 3-day educational canoe/kayak trip is the final leg in a three-part series taking place this summer to celebrate the Susquehanna Continue reading →

2016 River of the Year Kickoff

DCNR Secretary to Mark “River of the Year” in Bradford County – Heritage Association Makes Press Kits Available DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn (above) and other officials will help the Endless Mountains Heritage Region kick off the 2016 River of the Year celebration at 12:30 pm on Friday, May 13 at Sayre Riverfront Park in Sayre, Bradford County. She will greet youths from area schools participating in a three-day paddling sojourn. The days are getting longer and warmer, and the shorelines of the North Branch Susquehanna River are getting greener as Continue reading →

Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania’s 2016 River of the Year

Endless Mountains Heritage Region and Susquehanna Greenway Partnership to Receive $10,000 Leadership Grant Harrisburg, PA – Steeped in historical and recreational value, the freeflowing Susquehanna River North Branch in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year following a five-week public voting period. The general public was invited to vote online Nov. 13-Dec.14, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. Results were announced jointly today by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pa. Organization for Waterways and Continue reading →

2016 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations From September 25, 2015 Through October 23, 2015 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 23, 2015 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginning in early November. “These nominations demonstrate how so many waterways groups and individual supporters know and respect the many unique natural resources and recreational opportunities our wealth of stream and Continue reading →

Conewango Creek Named Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year

Conewango Creek Watershed Association to Receive $10,000 Leadership Grant       Harrisburg – Rich in aquatic life and home to at least two rare fish species, the Conewango Creek in northwestern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general public was invited to vote online for the designation from Nov. 10-Dec. 15, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. A total of 9,959 one-time votes were cast by email. Final tallies showed the Conewango Creek receiving 4,154 votes, Continue reading →