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Shenango River Named PA 2021 River of the Year in Public Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2021 Harrisburg, PA – Winding through Northwestern Pennsylvania, connecting Pymatuning and Shenango lakes with the Beaver River via 82 miles of scenic, peaceful river, the Shenango River has been voted the state’s 2021 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 Continue reading →

2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Five Results

We are five weeks and over 12,580 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 32%, The Lehigh River with 30%, The Buffalo Creek with 17% The Loyalhanna Creek with 12%, and Tunkhannock Creek with 7%, Voting ends this Friday, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Four Results

We are four weeks and over 9,030 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 32%, The Lehigh River with 29%, The Buffalo Creek with 15% The Loyalhanna Creek with 13%, and Tunkhannock Creek with 9%, Voting ends January 22nd, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Three Results

We are three weeks and over 5,670 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 44%, The Lehigh River with 16%, The Loyalhanna Creek with 14%, The Tunkhannock Creek with 13%, and Buffalo Creek with 9%. Voting ends January 22nd, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2021 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the public is invited to again vote online for the 2021 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated throughout the state. “Never has the value of our wealth of waterways shined brighter than during this pandemic as people in unprecedented numbers are being drawn to Pennsylvania’s river and streams and the natural refuge they supply,” Dunn said. “Much more than a public vote gauging popularity, Continue reading →

Lackawanna River Named PA 2020 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – A vibrant, cold-water “Class A” fishery in its middle and upper reaches, and a waterway that attracts more paddlers every year, the Lackawanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2020 River of the Year. “Emerging from a record number of public votes, the Lackawanna is most deserving of the River of the Year honor, as are the many supporting groups that rallied around it,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “All five nominees 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 →