The PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers Friday announced it is now accepting applications for 2016 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grants. Applications are due February 26.
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.
The PA Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that distributes more than $60,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events.
Each year, between 12 and 17 paddling events are supported under this program, encompassing over 500 river miles, 50+ on-the-water days, offering more than 100 educational programs and engaging over 4,000 people.
POWR, an affiliate of the PA Environmental Council, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a decade and has sponsored trips on many of the Commonwealth’s rivers.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is the prime sponsor of the program.For information on other programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers website and the Sojourn webpage. Click Here to sign up for updates from POWR (look for Water Updates).