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.”

What's Happening in 2023


News & Announcements

2023 Master Watershed Stewards Program Accepting Applications

Do you have a deep love of water, wildlife, and woods and enjoy learning about the environment and being outdoors? Do you have a strong desire to make a positive difference in your community? Then you may be a perfect fit for the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program.

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POWR announces 2023 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2023 POWR announces 2023 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2023 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle.    Grants are available on a competitive basis for

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Susquehanna River North Branch Named 2023 PA River of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2023 Susquehanna River North Branch Named 2023 River of the Year Harrisburg, PA – The North Branch of the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been selected by a public vote as the state’s 2023 River of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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