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August 2015

Kids Pedal/Paddle on the Schuylkill River

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pedal/Paddle is a “gateway” program to introduce people of all ages and abilities to bicycling the Schuylkill River Trail and paddling the Schuylkill River. Bikes (if needed) and kayaks are provided along with a safety and technique orientation for cycling on the trail and paddling on the river to insure all participants have a fun and safe experience. This event is underwritten by a grant provided by PA Organization for Watershed and Rivers (POWR) and the LL Bean Outdoor Experience…

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16th Annual Ohiopyle Over the Falls Festival

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ohiopyle State Park,
Ohiopyle, PA 15470 United States
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Whitewater paddlers nationwide will gather to race and freestyle over the spectacular 18-foot waterfall in the picturesque mountain village of Ohiopyle. Spectators are invited to watch paddlers sprint and cartwheel, end-over-end, off the waterfall. Other events for the day include the Falls Under Lights, town party, live music, and silent auction. There are also opportunities for biking, hiking, camping, viewing magnificent scenery, taking spectacular photos, and partaking in historic and cultural activities. Please visit www.FallsRace.com for more information and registration…

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August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

INVISIBLE RIVER is a performance and boating event celebrating the Schuylkill River. Audiences on the water and on the shore will witness live music and dance performances on the river’s banks and waters, as well as suspended above it from the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. Preceding the main performance, audiences will be led on a music processional along Randolph Creek to the boat launch on Kelly Drive, where local officials will speak. Visit http://www.invisibleriver.org for more information.

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September 2015

Conewango Creek and Allegheny River Cleanups

September 12 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm

As part of its River of the Year activities, volunteers will use canoes and kayaks to clean the waterway and shorelines of the Conewango Creek. In addition to cleaning the watershed, volunteers are also requested on land to collect, sort, and haul the trash that is brought to the shoreline. Click here for more information.

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October 2015

PEC Policy Conference

October 13
Hilton Harrisburg,
1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, 17101
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The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) will host its second annual environmental policy conference, which will be held on Oct. 13, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Register for the PEC Policy Conference here. The all-day forum will be focused on the biggest environmental opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania, including state implementation of the soon-to-be-announced Federal Clean Power Plan, achieving 2017 pollution reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and the implementation of community stormwater management programs. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental…

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River of the Year Gala

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Concluding its 2015 River of the Year celebration, the Conewango Creek Watershed Association is planning a Mardi-Gras-themed gala. While details are still being finalized, current planing includes inviting elected officials from New York and Pennsylvania, along with a wrap-up event from the River of the Year celebrations. Click here for more information.

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