Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations From September 25, 2015 Through October 23, 2015 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 23, 2015 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginning in early November. “These nominations demonstrate how so many waterways groups and individual supporters know and respect the many unique natural resources and recreational opportunities our wealth of stream and Continue reading →
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 →
2015 river sojourn application period is expected to open in January.
Schuylkill named Pennsylvania River of the Year Read more here about the 2014 River of the Year, the Schuylkill River, from the Reading Eagle, by Laura Newberry. http://readingeagle.com/article/20140108/NEWS/301089954#.Us7iMPRDuSo
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 →