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News for Immediate Release

January 29, 2024

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has

announced the opening of the 2024 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania’s waterways. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request up to $1,000 per on water day.

Applications and instructions are now available online at: https://pecpa.org/apply

Information on the sojourn program can also be found at: www.pawatersheds.org and www.facebook.com/PAwatersheds.

Applications are due March 29, 2024 by 5:00pm.

The PA Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that awards more than $30,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events. These grants support on average between 10 and 15 paddling events each year, encompassing over 400 river miles and 50+ on-the-water days, offering more than 100 educational programs, and engaging over 4,000 people.

POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a decade and has sponsored sojourn/paddling trips on many of the Commonwealth’s rivers and streams. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) is the prime sponsor of the program.

Media contacts:

Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507

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