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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 →

Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2017 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. Waterways nominated for 2017 are the Allegheny River (Middle & Upper) and Brandywine, Loyalhanna and Perkiomen creeks. “There is a spirit of good-natured competition surrounding this selection process that rallies community support around our deserving waterways and puts them in the public limelight,” said Dunn. 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 →

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 →