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Master Watershed Steward Program to Launch in Franklin and Adams Counties

Penn State Extension announces the launch of the Master Watershed Steward (MWS) Program in Adams and Franklin counties. The MWS program, which began in Lehigh County in 2013, is now active in 30 counties in Pennsylvania with more than 500 volunteers active across the state.  Holly Smith, who has been coordinating the MWS Program in Cumberland County since its launch in 2019, will also coordinate the program in Adams and Franklin counties. “The three counties will be combined into one

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Four Master Watershed Steward Training Classes in Fall 2021

The Penn State Extension Master Watershed steward program is offering fall Master Watershed Steward trainings in Berks/Schuylkill, Cameron/Elk/McKean/Potter, Erie/Crawford/Warren, and Philadelphia counties. The program provides extensive coursework in water and natural resources with ongoing volunteer and educational opportunities that allow participants to make a difference in their communities. We are seeking individuals who enjoy learning, have the desire and time to volunteer and appreciate working with others. This fall’s training will be a combination of virtual, online sessions on Thursday

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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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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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