POWR’s primary projects focus on three areas: capacity building for local conservation, recreation and experience-based conservation activities, and public support for watershed protection. Specifically, our projects include:

  • Watershed association capacity building & technical assistance
  • Statewide coordination of the nationally unique Pennsylvania Sojourns (multi-day paddling and educational events), selection of the River of the Year, and development of the River of the Year Poster
  • Support for and evaluation of river conservation planning
  • State-level advocacy on water conservation issues
  • Communications and watershed awareness through diverse outlets such as the website, blog, e-newsletter, events listing, action alerts, etc.
  • General liability insurance program for members