Author: Angela Vitkoski

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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2019 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 12, 2018 Through November 9, 2018 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 9, 2018 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in early November. “Just like the preceding Rivers of the Year, the Loyalsock Creek now has it swirling around it in 2018 — a pronounced pride

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2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Round Closed

The PA Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that distributes more than $40,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events. Each year, between 10 and 15 paddling events are supported under this program, encompassing over 500 river miles, 50+ on-the-water days, offering more than 100 educational programs and engaging over 12,000 people. POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a

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Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting

Harrisburg, PA – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and other outdoors enthusiasts in north central Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania 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 and Rivers (POWR). Other waterways nominated were: Connoquenessing Creek, Lackawanna River, Little Juniata River and Lower

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A Few Days Left to Vote for the 2018 PA River of the Year!

 Voting ends Friday December 22nd at 5:00 pm.  We have removed the updated results from the voting platform to ensure that the correct winner is announced once the votes have been verified at the end of the campaign. If you haven’t voted yet, vote at Vote for a 2018 River of the Year! and don’t forget to invite your friends and family to vote, too!

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Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today. “Regardless of what waterway finishes first, this competition fuels community support around our rivers and streams, and puts them in the public limelight,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “All have truly unique attributes; offer incredible recreational opportunities; and offer

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2018 River of the Year Voting Begins Today!

Don’t forget to vote for the 2017 River of the Year!  More information on the nominees can be found here. Vote here! The voting period will extend from Tuesday November 21st to Friday December 22nd, 2017.

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2018 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted From October 9, 2017 Through November 6, 2017 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 6, 2017 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in early November. “Thankfully, Pennsylvania residents hold their state’s natural resources in the highest regard, but our wealth of waterways always has held a very special

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Registration Open For The 2017 Delaware River Sojourn: June 17-23

Scholarships & Discounts Available, Volunteer River Cleanup Scheduled for June 16 WEST TRENTON, N.J. – Interested paddlers are invited to register for the 23rd Annual Delaware River Sojourn taking place June 17-23. The Delaware River Sojourn combines the experiences of guided paddling excursions with interpretive programs, camping, and camaraderie.  Participants may sign up for the entire seven-day trip or for the day(s) of their choice; all skill levels are welcome. “This year’s theme, Flowing Together, highlights the river’s tributary watersheds that

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