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 →

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: monrivertowns.com and nationalroadpa.org 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 →