2021 PA River of the Year: Shenango River

Trail Work Day, New Hamburg with the Shenango River Watchers For additional details or information on how you can participate, please visit:  Shenango River Watchers  

Water Quality Partnerships: The Ripple Effect, a webinar hosted by Penn State

On May 19 at 1 PM, a webinar hosted by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will feature Water Quality Partnerships: The Ripple Effect.  Dean Roush will be joined by Pa Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, DEP Director of Chesapeake Bay Program Office Jill Whitcomb, and Matt Royer, Director of the College of Ag Sciences Agriculture and Environment Center, as they explore how Pennsylvania is implementing innovative solutions and partnerships to support a vibrant agriculture sector […]

Embracing Our Differences – How the Structures of our State Governments Influence Policy Making

Virtual Event PA

Please join the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Chesapeake Legal Alliance for a fascinating comparison of the structure of government in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This virtual presentation will highlight similarities and differences and explore the effects of government structure on law and policy at the state level. One person who attended a "pre-screening" of the event had this to say, "we watched with a bit of shock and awe as the legislators from both parties and three jurisdictions built […]

How DCNR is connecting women to PA’s natural resources and recreational opportunities

Virtual Event PA

Christine Ticehurst Recreation and Interpretation Program Coordinator with the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources will introduce you to programs DCNR provides, their ideas for the future of those programs, and new ones. In sharing what they are doing, it will provide you with ideas of community connections to your State Parks, ideas of cross-partnering to implement unique, and exciting programs, and give you a different perspective on programs you could provide, to connect more women to their local […]

Conodoguinet Creek Sojourn

Join the Middle Spring Watershed Association for this 2.5-day canoe/kayak weekend with a total length of 21.7 miles beginning with a flatwater sunset paddle Friday evening on the reservoir above Carlisle Dam. Enjoy the scenery and evening while learning a bit about water use and celebrating local stream history. Saturday (subject to water levels) will be a day paddle in seldom-paddled Franklin County parts of the stream, where there is usually a fun current and often Bald Eagles, while learning […]

Training: Getting the Most from Your Grant Writing Efforts

Virtual Event PA

Join Penn State Extension for this grant writing seminar that will break the grant writing and award process down into workable strategies and provide participants with the knowledge and skills for writing a successful application. Workshop dates and times (all via Zoom): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET Tuesdays & Thursdays May 25 & 27, 2021 Jun. 1 & 3, 2021 There is a fee for this training. Deadline to register is May 21. To learn more and register click […]


2021 PA River of the Year: Shenango River

Intro to Kayaking, Buhl Park with the Shenango River Watchers Pre Registration Required For additional details or information on how you can participate, please visit:  Shenango River Watchers

Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn

Join the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy for the Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn, June 3-6, 2021 as we celebrate the river and region's Past, Present, and Future. Paddle 44 river miles from Johnstown to Apollo, through scenic Conemaugh and Packsaddle Gaps, with stops in Blairsville and at Saltsburg's Historic Canal Days Festival. Special rates for kids under 14 on Saturday, plus an opportunity to dress like a favorite past, present, or future character. For more information and to register: https://conemaughvalleyconservancy.com/

Family Fun Sojourn

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will be hosting a Family Fun Sojourn on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, 2021. Participants will paddle 20 miles over the two-day period from Wysox Township to Endless Mountain Outfitters in Sugar Run. Highlights of the weekend expedition will be environmental talks from the PA Fish & Boat Commission and our river guides, a history presentation from the French Azilum Historic Site where paddlers will camp on Saturday evening, as well as […]

Perkiomen Creek Sojourn

Join the adventure on June 5th, 2021 as we paddle a ten-mile stretch of the Perkiomen Creek from Schwenksville to Oaks! Explore the scenic beauty and hidden treasures of the Perkiomen. Do some boulder dodging. Battle the dams and rapids. Chat with old friends and make some new ones. Enjoy lunch at Cranberry Park, and learn a little about this gem winding through our own backyards. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one from us! Be sure to […]

2021 PA River of the Year: Shenango River

Intro to Kayaking, Chestnut Run Swim Beach with the Shenango River Watchers Pre Registration Required For additional details or information on how you can participate, please visit:  Shenango River Watchers  

French Creek Passport Paddle

Join French Creek Valley Conservancy on June 19th for a scenic Passport Paddle down French Creek from Shaw's Landing, paddling 4 river miles through some beautiful sections of French Creek, rich with wildlife and lush flora to the takeout at Cochranton Borough launch. Along the way, participants will get to stop at educational stations to learn about the unique aquatic life found in French Creek and get their passports stamped! At the takeout, participants can enjoy a light lunch at […]

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