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Allegheny River Named Pennsylvania’s 2024 River of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 29, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT: Wesley Robinson, werobinson@pa.gov, 717-877-6315 Harrisburg, PA – The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been selected by a public vote as the state’s 2024 River of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Janet Sweeney of the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers (POWR) announced today. “We are excited to honor the Allegheny River as Pennsylvania’s 2024 River of the Year, and I cannot

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POWR Announces New Informal “Office Hours” for Watershed Leaders

Beginning February 6, POWR’s Program Manager, Tali MacArthur, will be offering weekly informal office hours every Tuesday from 12 – 1 PM. Pop into the Zoom meeting room to ask an organizational development question, get feedback on a project idea or grant proposal, share an experience or resource POWR should know about, get feedback on your website or community outreach efforts, or chat about a leadership challenge or opportunity. You do not have to email in advance, but you are welcome to do

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R. John Dawes Clean Water Fund Established as Dawes Retires from Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds

Johnstown, PA – The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds (FPW), in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) is pleased to announce the R. John Dawes Clean Water Fund, celebrating the significant contributions John Dawes has made to build a strong, thriving, and effective organization to protect Pennsylvania’s waterways.“The FPW’s board of directors is incredibly grateful for John’s stellar leadership and commitment to improving the waterways of Pennsylvania and are pleased to honor his recent retirement through creation of

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Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Training

Spring 2024 Master Watershed Steward Training classes will run from March to June. Tune in to an information session to learn how you can get involved and give back to the community. Next spring, the Penn State Extension Watershed Steward program is offering ten training classes across 36 counties. The program provides broad coursework in water science and natural resources with ongoing volunteer and educational opportunities that equip participants with the tools to make a difference in their communities. We

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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2024 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced the public is invited to vote online for the 2024 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among three waterways nominated throughout the state. “I am excited for this year’s competition and look forward to seeing which river comes out on top,” Dunn said. “This annual competition is a great way to highlight Pennsylvania’s special waterways and the benefits they bring for conservation, recreation,

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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2024 River of the Year

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced the public is invited to vote online for the 2024 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among three waterways nominated throughout the state.  “I am excited for this year’s competition and look forward to seeing which river comes out on top,” Dunn said. “This annual competition is a great way to highlight Pennsylvania’s special waterways and the benefits they bring for conservation, recreation, economic development, and

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