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POWR to Host Wild and Scenic Film Festival, On Tour March 18 at 7:00 pm

POWR cannot think of a more fitting way to mark twelve extraordinary months than with an event that celebrates resilience, community, and the capacity of nature to amaze, inspire, and heal. On March 18, 2021 POWR will host The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, On Tour, virtually. POWR invites you to join your colleagues, friends, and family to enjoy an evening of films from the brand new 2021 line-up- films that celebrate the beauty and wonder of our natural world

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Registration Open for Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

DCNR and Western PA Conservancy will host the annual Riparian Forest Buffer Summit on March 10th and 11th. The conference costs $15 and is limited to the first 300 individuals who sign up. Registration closes February 26th. This is a great conference for both those new to buffers and experienced practitioners.

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POWR Now Accepting 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Applications

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2021 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request $900 per day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for a single-day sojourn. We will no longer be accepting applications via email or mail.

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Protect Our Watersheds: Participate in Pick UP Pennsylvania 2021

Removing trash from our watersheds is one of the best and easiest ways to improve the health of our watersheds. Pick UP Pennsylvania 2021 can help get you started. From March 1 through May 31, thousands of Pennsylvania families and friends will participate in litter and illegal dump cleanups, community greening and beautification projects, such as tree and flower plantings, recycling collections and education programs. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful partners with the Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT and Keep America Beautiful

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Voting To Begin For Pennsylvania’s 2021 River Of The Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announces that the public is invited to again vote online for the 2021 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated throughout the state. The public can vote for a favorite state waterway beginning today through 5:00 P.M. Friday, January 22, 2021. Waterways nominated for 2021 are: Buffalo Creek Lehigh River Loyalhanna Creek Shenango River Tunkhannock Creek Read the full press release

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SRBC Accepting Comments on Draft 2021 Comprehensive Plan

The Susquehanna River Basin Compact requires the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to plan for the immediate and long-range development and use of the water resources of the Basin. The Comprehensive Plan provides an overarching framework for the Commission to manage the Basin’s water resources and serves as a guide for all Commission programs and activities. The Commission is currently developing an updated Plan that will become effective in 2021, which marks the halfway point in the 100-year Susquehanna River Basin Compact. This

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