Each year, POWR helps DCNR solicit nominations for the River of the Year, the annual recognition by DCNR that helps raise awareness about the importance of rivers, their conservation needs, and their recreational and economic impact on watershed communities.
Last year, the Lackawaxen River Conservancy helped organize tons of great events to let people know about what an incredible resource the Lackawaxen River is, including a 2 day Sojourn paddling trip in June.
It’s time to begin the selection process for the 2011 River of the Year and we’re collecting nominations only until November 5th. Rivers must be in the Ohio Basin to qualify for the River of the Year nomination. A local organization must take a leadership role in celebrating the river, including committing to a 1-2 day Sojourn and a series of events throughout the year. That organization will receive a $10,000 grant to support those efforts, and additional funding is available for the Sojourn.
To nominate your river, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YJFCWR8 and enter in your river’s information. The winner will be selected in November, so get your nominations in now!