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2021 River of the Year Voting: Week Two Results

We are two weeks and over 4,790 votes into the 2021 PA River of the Year voting period! The results stand so far: The Shenango River in the lead with 51%, The Loyalhanna Creek with 16%, The Tunkhannock Creek with 15%, The Lehigh River with 10%, and Buffalo Creek with 7%. Voting ends January 22nd, if you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2021 River of the Year!

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2021 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the public is invited to again vote online for the 2021 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated throughout the state. “Never has the value of our wealth of waterways shined brighter than during this pandemic as people in unprecedented numbers are being drawn to Pennsylvania’s river and streams and the natural refuge they supply,” Dunn said. “Much more than a public vote gauging popularity, Continue reading →

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 →

2019 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 12, 2018 Through November 9, 2018 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 9, 2018 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in early November. “Just like the preceding Rivers of the Year, the Loyalsock Creek now has it swirling around it in 2018 — a pronounced pride in a waterway that comes Continue reading →

Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting

Harrisburg, PA – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and other outdoors enthusiasts in north central Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania 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: Connoquenessing Creek, Lackawanna River, Little Juniata River and Lower Susquehanna River/Susquehanna Riverlands. “There are 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 →