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


News & Announcements

POWR Announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

  POWR announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Pennsylvania River Sojourn Grants. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The Pennsylvania Sojourn Program is administered by POWR in partnership with the Pennsylvania

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Shenango River Named PA 2021 River of the Year

              Harrisburg, PA – Winding through Northwestern Pennsylvania, connecting Pymatuning and Shenango lakes with the Beaver River via 82 miles of scenic, peaceful river, the Shenango River has been voted the state’s 2021 River of the Year.   The public was invited to vote

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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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