Author: Angela Vitkoski

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 online, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. Results were announced jointly today by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways

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Lackawanna River Named PA 2020 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – A vibrant, cold-water “Class A” fishery in its middle and upper reaches, and a waterway that attracts more paddlers every year, the Lackawanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2020 River of the Year. “Emerging from a record number of public votes, the Lackawanna is most deserving of the River of the Year honor, as are the many supporting groups that rallied around it,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy

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Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year

​Harrisburg, PA — The public is invited to again vote online for the 2020 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated throughout the state. “Regardless of the outcome, this competition builds community support around our rivers and streams, putting them in the public limelight,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “This annual undertaking is much more than a public vote gauging popularity of Pennsylvania waterways. All have truly unique attributes; offer incredible

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2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River… Nominations Accepted from October 22, 2019 Through November 15, 2019 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2020 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 15, 2019 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in late November. “As I have said throughout past annual selection processes, there may be only one River of the Year but all waterways

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Clarion River Sojourn August 17th – 18th

Register for the Sojurn here. T-shirts are being sold here. Proceeds from the shirt sales will benefit the River of the Year program to support environmental education and conservation efforts throughout the watershed. For more information: kmaland@paconserve.org

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Clarion River Days June 8th-9th

This family friendly event celebrates the beautiful Clarion River which recently won the ‘2019 River of the Year’ award in Pennsylvania and is the gateway to the iconic Cook Forest State Park here in the PA wilds. Clarion River Days offers a weekend of fun with free kayak and paddle board demos, outdoor recreation vendors, boat and ATV/UTV sales, local food vendors, activities for kids and of course live music! Test out the latest kayaks and paddleboards with Brookville Performance

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Clarion River Named PA 2019 River of the Year in Public Voting

Harrisburg, PA – A Wild and Scenic River that draws legions of anglers, paddlers and other outdoors enthusiasts throughout the seasons, the Clarion River in northwestern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2019 River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state. Results were announced jointly today by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers (POWR).   Other waterways nominated

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Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today. “This annual undertaking is much more than a public vote gauging popularity of a Pennsylvania waterway,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “Regardless of outcome, the competition builds community support around our rivers and streams, putting them in the public

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