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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 →