POWR strives to support your efforts to restore, protect, and celebrate Pennsylvania’s rivers and watersheds.

William Penn’s definition of a friend aptly describes Pennsylvania’s community of watershed organizations as they are clearly true friends to local rivers, friends “who advise justly, assist readily, adventure boldly, take all patiently, defend courageously, and continue a friend unchangeably.”

Exciting Events in 2021

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Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

Registration Open for Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

DCNR and Western PA Conservancy will host the annual Riparian Forest Buffer Summit on March 10th and 11th. The conference costs $15 and is limited to the first 300 individuals who sign up. Registration closes February 26th. This is a great conference for both those new to buffers and experienced

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POWR Now Accepting 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Applications

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2021 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private

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