2022 PA River of the Year – French Creek

Walk in Penn's Woods Guided walk conserved properties of FCVC. Free and open to the public, registration required. For additional details or information on how you can participate, please visit French Creek Valley Conservancy at: www.frenchcreekconservancy.org

Walk in Penn’s Woods at Rocky Bend

Join Independence Conservancy for a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” on Sunday, October 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Rocky Bend Nature Preserve, 247 Raccoon Creek Road, Potter Township, Monaca PA 15061. Explore the scenic Raccoon Creek Greenway with its rocky cliffs, wooded hillsides and quiet shorelines. Highlights include a natural stream bank repair under construction, a grove of giant sassafras trees, and a maturing wetland-meadow teeming with songbirds. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions about […]


Tap Talks: Bavarians, Beers, and Booms

Straub Brewery Visitor Center and Tap Room Straub Brewery Visitor Center and Tap Room, St. Marys, PA

The Master Watershed Steward Program, in partnership with Straub Brewery, Inc., is pleased to welcome you to Tap Talks: Bavarians, Beers, and Booms. It will be a night of talking about water, brewing, and local history. The event will cover the importance of fresh, mountain spring water to the brewery, a bit about the brewery's history, and just why the narrow waterways of St. Marys were and are essential to not just the brewery but the survival of the city. Hors d'oeuvre […]

Susquehanna Pop-Up Paddle: Fall Edition

Join the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership for the next Susquehanna Pop-Up Paddle, a 6-mile excursion from Milton to Chillisquaque. It's a great opportunity to enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Greenway and the West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail. October 8, 2022, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Milton State Park (start) PFBC Chillisquaque Boat Launch (end) Paddling Distance: 6 miles (easy) Price: $20 Rentals: Limited kayaks and canoes are available. Mark your registration to reserve. $35 / single, $45 / tandem. To register […]


Shenango River Watchers Fall Paddle Fest

Pymatuning State Park Jamestown, PA

Shenango River Watchers is hosting their annual Fall Paddle Fest on Saturday October 8th. Enjoy a leisurely 9 mile float down the Shenango River followed by lunch and live music. Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Jamestown/FallPaddleFest More details: Join us for a beautiful leisurely float down the Shenango River! $15 per paddler for online registration and $20 for day-of registration Drop your gear at the launch below the dam in Pymatuning State Park, then proceed to Riverside Park (Greenville, PA) and park your vehicle. From […]


Ambridge Tire Collection

Need to get rid of tires or wheels from your car or light truck? For a small fee, you can properly dispose of them at the Ambridge Tire Collection, Saturday, October 8 from 9 AM to 12 noon at the Ambridge Borough Building, 600 11th Street, Ambridge, PA 15003. Individuals and small businesses are welcome. There is no limit to the number of tires anyone may bring. We accept tires on rims. Proceeds benefit clean water in the Raccoon Creek […]

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2022 Watershed Congress: The Clean Water Act at 50

Montgomery County Community College 101 College Dr, Pottstown, PA

The Watershed Congress is an annual event that seeks to advance the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Watershed Congress melds science, policy, and practical applications into one program. As a result, the annual Watershed Congress is a highly anticipated event for people interested in understanding, protecting, and restoring their local streams. In a Watershed Congress special event, this year's programming will be shorter than in previous […]


Master Watershed Steward Information Session Webinar for PA Wilds

Virtual Event PA

Do you have a deep love of water, wildlife, and woods? Do you enjoy learning about the environment and being outdoors? Is it important to you that we preserve our waterways and natural areas for future generations? Take action! Join the Master Watershed Steward Information Session for PA Wilds and learn about the MWS program! This session is geared toward registrants in Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, and Tioga counties. The Master Watershed Steward (MWS) program educates and […]

Technology and Tips for Volunteer Management Webinar

Virtual Event PA

We hope you will join us for a presentation on volunteer management best practices including volunteer engagement methods; best online tools for tracking time and activities; creating volunteer coordinator job descriptions; and why tracking volunteers participation matters for donors and stakeholders! This free webinar, presented by staff of Divine and Parker Consulting, will also include plenty of time for conversations and your questions about managing and tracking volunteer engagement. Register today to make sure you get the Zoom link. This […]

Vote for the 2023 PA River of the Year

The Conestoga River, Perkiomen Creek, Schuylkill River, and Susquehanna River—North Branch are this year’s nominees for the 2023 PA River of the Year. The public can vote for a favorite state waterway beginning, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, through 5:00 PM Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The POWR website enables voting and offers details on nominated waterways and the River of the Year program. Voting is managed through Woobox, an online contest application restricting voting to one email address.

Webinar: Managing Invasive Species and Overgrown Landscapes with Goats

Virtual Event PA

We hope you will join us for a presentation about managing the fast-growing, pervasive, and invasive Japanese Knotweed. Japanese Knotweed is commonly found along streams and rivers, in low-lying areas, and in disturbed areas such as rights-of-way. It often creates monoculture stands that threaten native plant communities. It is notoriously difficult to manage and get rid of! Join POWR and your watershed organization colleagues for a presentation on one method that was used to control knotweed in a local park: […]

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