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.”

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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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Great News for PA’s Coal Country: STREAM Act Passes

By Andy McAllister, Regional Coordinator, WPCAMR On Friday, December 23rd, the US House of Representatives passed the Omnibus spending bill. Attached to that bill was the STREAM Act. The STREAM Act (S3957), introduced by Senator Casey (D-PA) and Senator Braun (R-IN), ensures that Abandoned Mine Land (AML) grants from the

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