Join us Saturday for the River of the Year Celebration

It’s June! It’s sunny and warm! It’s time to hit the water! Join us this Saturday June 16 to celebrate the Stonycreek River as Pennsylvania’s 2012 River of the Year.

The celebration will take place all day at Greenhouse Park in Johnstown. There will be activities to satisfy anyone’s interests, and we will be there for the official ceremony and to distribute the new River of the Year poster.

We hope to see you there!


Schedule of Events

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: River Sojourn: Hollsopple to Carpenters Park
Pre-registration at Benscreek Canoe Club website.

All Day Coal Tubin tube floats from Greenhouse Park to Moxham. Great fun! Info at
11:00 am to 6 pm: Nonprofit conservation organizations displays and demonstrations @ Greenhouse Park.

Noon – 12:30 pm: Opening Ceremony & River Blessing: Greenhouse Park

12:30 to 2:00 pm: Greenhouse Park to Inclined Plane River Float: Bring your canoe or kayak or use equipment provided by PA
Fish & Boat (limited equipment available). Return shuttle to Park provided.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Carpenters Park to Whitewater Park Boat Race

2:00 pm Laurel Highlands On & Off Road Bicycling Association ride from Greenhouse Park; 20-25 miles, 2-3 climbing hills at 11-13 mph pace.

12:30 pm to 4:00 pm: SurfSUP: Paddleboarding demonstrations in Whitewater Park (standing on a paddleboard in the waves), plus
instruction for newbies on how to paddleboard. Paddles and gear provided at no cost. Great fun!

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm: FreeStyle Rodeo @ Whitewater Park

4:30 pm to 5:45 pm: Playboater Race @ Whitewater Park

2:00 pm to 4:45 pm: Whiskey River Panhandlers

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm: South Side Strays

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm: Halftime String Band