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 2024


News & Announcements

POWR announces 2024 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

News for Immediate Release January 29, 2024 The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2024 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania’s waterways. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and

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Allegheny River Named Pennsylvania’s 2024 River of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 29, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT: Wesley Robinson, werobinson@pa.gov, 717-877-6315 Harrisburg, PA – The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been selected by a public vote as the state’s 2024 River of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Janet

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POWR Announces New Informal “Office Hours” for Watershed Leaders

Beginning February 6, POWR’s Program Manager, Tali MacArthur, will be offering weekly informal office hours every Tuesday from 12 – 1 PM. Pop into the Zoom meeting room to ask an organizational development question, get feedback on a project idea or grant proposal, share an experience or resource POWR should know

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