We received nearly 100 nominations for 21 different rivers for selection as Pennsylvania’s 2011 River of the Year. DCNR and POWR have narrowed it down to just 6, and we’re asking you to vote for the winning river. The finalists are:
- Pine Creek
You can vote for the 2011 River of the Year by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9YM8TSK, and selecting one of the six above. In the survey, you’ll find a summary of the characteristics of each river, its conservation needs, and some of the reasons why it would make a good River of the Year. Tell your friends to vote! Voting closes on Jan 3, when the winner is announced.
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Pennsylvania’s River of the Year is an honor bestowed upon a commonwealth river to elevate public awareness about that resource and recognize important conservation needs and achievements. The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) administer the River of the Year program, but local organizations submit nominations and, if selected, implement a year round slate of activities and events to celebrate the river, including a special extended paddling trip known as a Sojourn.