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Master Watershed Steward program Training in Cumberland/Franklin/Adams: Begins March 2022

If you live in Cumberland, Franklin, or Adams county and enjoy helping to protect and enhance our natural resources and have the heart and time to volunteer, the Master Watershed Steward program training may be for you! Training will begin in March 2022 and will include virtual learning sessions and on-site field trips. Learn more at an information session on January 4 or 12 at 7 PM.

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There’s Money on the (Water) Table: An American Rescue Plan Discussion- Dec. 1 at 6 PM

Please join POWR’s partners, CCWC, CDRW, PennFuture, and CVPA this Wednesday, 12/1 at 6:00 PM for a webinar with DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn, called There’s Money on the (Water) Table: An American Rescue Plan Discussion. We will also be joined by Marci Mowery from the PA Parks & Forest Foundation, Julie Slavet from the Tookany/ Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, and Bobby Hughes from the Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation. We will discuss how the federal American Rescue Plan funding

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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year

          Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced the public is invited to again vote online for the 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated throughout the state. “The value of our waterways has shined brighter than ever during this pandemic as people have visited Pennsylvania’s river and streams in unprecedented numbers seeking the natural

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2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

            2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 19, 2021 through November 15, 2021   Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through November 15, 2021 until 5pm. Selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in late November. In the past year and a half, we have seen

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New Funding Announced for the Ohio Basin Access for Canoes and Kayaks Program

              Mini-Grant Program Builds on Growing Popularity of Paddling Luzerne – As paddlers take to western Pennsylvania waterways in ever-increasing numbers, a new mini-grant program announced today will provide funding to make rivers and streams in the Ohio River Basin more accessible. The Ohio Basin Access for Canoes and Kayaks Mini-Grant Program (OBACK) was launched by the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC)

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The Watershed Congress: Sharing information, tools, and practices for watershed protection and restoration- virtually!

Join your colleagues and partners from Southeast PA and across the state to Share information, tools, and practices for watershed protection and restoration. Hosted by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the Watershed Congress  advances 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 premier event for people interested in understanding,

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