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 →

Schuylkill River Named Pennsylvania’s 2014 River of the Year

Schuylkill River Greenway Association to Receive $10,000 Leadership Grant   Harrisburg – Once among Pennsylvania’s most heavily-polluted waterways, the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania has undergone a dramatic recovery and has been voted the 2014 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Four other rivers were nominated finalists.  They were: Kiskiminetas-Conemaugh rivers in the southwest; Ohio in the west; Brodhead Creek Watershed in the northeast; and the West Branch of the Susquehanna in the north central section of the state. The general public was invited to vote online Continue reading →