Category: Press Release

POWR Announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

  POWR announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Pennsylvania River Sojourn Grants. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The Pennsylvania Sojourn Program is administered by POWR in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The PA Sojourn Program is nationally unique, distributing grants across the state to local organizations and their sojourn events. These grants support between 10

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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 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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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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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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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” 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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POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Pennsylvania River Sojourn Grants. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Grant recipients receive $500 for a single-day sojourn and $900 per day for multi-day sojourns. The Pennsylvania Sojourn Program is administered by POWR in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The PA Sojourn Program is nationally

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