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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 →

A Few Days Left For 2017 “River of the Year” Nominations

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted From October 4, 2016 Through October 28, 2016 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 28, 2016 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginning in early November. “This nomination process stands as solid proof of just how blessed Pennsylvanians are with a wealth of major rivers and streams, and people willing to work Continue reading →

2017 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted From October 4, 2016 Through October 28, 2016 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 28, 2016 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginning in early November. “This nomination process stands as solid proof of just how blessed Pennsylvanians are with a wealth of major rivers and streams, and people willing to work Continue reading →

River of the Year Susquehanna Sojourn

June 17-19, 2016 Shickshinny to Sunbury, PA Register by June 1, 2016 It’s time to break out your paddles, tent, and campfire tales and join the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in exploring 46 miles of the Susquehanna River. Whether you want to camp with all nights, or simply paddle with during the day – there is something for everyone. This trip is popular with families, friends, scouts, and paddlers of all abilities. This 3-day educational canoe/kayak trip is the final leg in a three-part series taking place this summer to celebrate the Susquehanna Continue reading →

2016 River of the Year Kickoff

DCNR Secretary to Mark “River of the Year” in Bradford County – Heritage Association Makes Press Kits Available DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn (above) and other officials will help the Endless Mountains Heritage Region kick off the 2016 River of the Year celebration at 12:30 pm on Friday, May 13 at Sayre Riverfront Park in Sayre, Bradford County. She will greet youths from area schools participating in a three-day paddling sojourn. The days are getting longer and warmer, and the shorelines of the North Branch Susquehanna River are getting greener as 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 →