Thursday, October 27, 2022

Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2023 Pennsylvania River Of The Year

Pennsylvania organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the
2023 Pennsylvania River of the Year.

The nomination period is open through November 18. Selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in late November.

“For more than two years we have seen an increasing number of people seeking outdoor recreation opportunities and those new users continue to express a desire to spend more time immersed in nature,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “With so many additional people enjoying the outdoors and connecting to the commonwealth’s waterways in droves, recognition of River of the Year continues to grow in value and prestige each year. I look forward to this year’s competition and seeing public support of our beautiful water trails as the people select the Pennsylvania 2023 River of the Year.”

“POWR is excited to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2023 River of the Year program. The River of the Year program is one way to highlight the opportunities and challenges facing the Commonwealth’s waterways,” said POWR representative, Janet Sweeney. “It gives all Pennsylvanians a chance to support their favorite waterway in friendly competition with others across the Commonwealth.”

After a waterway is chosen, local groups implement a year-round slate of activities and events to celebrate the river, including a River of the Year Sojourn. 

The nominating organization of the winning river will receive a $10,000 leadership grant to help fund their River of the Year activities.

Click Here to submit a nominationClick Here for more information on the program and past winners.

For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and help available to community-based watershed organizations, visit the PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers website.  Follow them on Facebook.

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-- NO SPECIAL PROTECTION: The Exceptional Value Loyalsock Creek In Lycoming County Is Dammed And Damned - Video Dispatch From The Loyalsock  [PaEN]

[Posted: October 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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