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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!

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 →

2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River… Nominations Accepted from October 22, 2019 Through November 15, 2019 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2020 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 15, 2019 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in late November. “As I have said throughout past annual selection processes, there may be only one River of the Year but all waterways nominated emerge as true winners,” 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 →

2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Round Closed

The PA Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that distributes more than $40,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events. Each year, between 10 and 15 paddling events are supported under this program, encompassing over 500 river miles, 50+ on-the-water days, offering more than 100 educational programs and engaging over 12,000 people. POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a decade and has sponsored trips Continue reading →

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today. “Regardless of what waterway finishes first, this competition fuels community support around our rivers and streams, and puts them in the public limelight,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “All have truly unique attributes; offer incredible recreational opportunities; and offer significant boosts to local economies.” Continue reading →