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 2022

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News & Announcements

New, Free Training Program: Understanding and Managing Stormwater, hosted by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network

The Chesapeake Stormwater Network is launching a new training program. Our Chesapeake Urban Stormwater Professionals (CUSP) program is aimed at students and young professionals interested in stormwater and watershed management, but would also be a nice fit for folks from environmental advocacy, watershed groups and stewards/master gardeners that want to

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WPC Canoe Access Development Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has funding available to support projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. The Conservancy provides technical assistance and grants of up to $5,000 through its Canoe Access Development Fund for the construction and enhancement of canoe and kayak access locations. Due

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ALLARM is Hiring: Technical Support Manager

Dickinson College’s Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), located in the fantastic small town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania is hiring a Technical Support Manager. The Technical Support Manager is responsible for a number of things: Manage ALLARM’s laboratory (troubleshooting equipment and testing new techniques), run a statewide quality assurance/quality control lab

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