The PA Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that distributes more than $40,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events. Each year, between 10 and 15 paddling events are supported under this program, encompassing over 500 river miles, 50+ on-the-water days, offering more than 100 educational programs and engaging over 12,000 people. POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a decade and has sponsored trips Continue reading →
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 →
April 22, 2006 Earth Day Paddle Host: National Road Heritage Corridor Sojourners will meet in Brownsville – all will bring own kayak or canoe, safety briefing and welcome from Brownsville officials. A 4.5 mile padlle to California Earth Day Cleanup. Food, water and soda. Shuttle back to Brownsville. Contact: monrivertowns.com and nationalroadpa.org May 13 – 15, 2016 Heritage Sojourn Host: Endless Mountains Heritage Region This event will include 60 students from Bradford County. The group of paddlers will start out at Riverfront Park in Sayre PA, Continue reading →
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 →
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