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2019 River of the Year Voting: Week Two Results

We are two weeks and over 9,400 votes in to the 2019 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand at: The Clarion River the lead with 51%, The Delaware River with 22%, The Conodoguinet Creek with 17% The Lackawanna River with 11%   Voting ends January 4th, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2019 River of the Year! and don’t forget to invite your friends and family to vote, too!

2019 River of the Year Voting: Week One Results

We are one week and over 7,300 votes in to the 2019 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand at: The Clarion River the lead with 56%, The Delaware River with 21%, The Conodoguinet Creek with 15% The Lackawanna River with 9%   Voting ends January 4th, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2019 River of the Year! and don’t forget to invite your friends and family to vote, too!

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 →

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 →