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May 2015

Second Annual Loyalhanna Sojourn

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cardinal Park,
Latrobe, PA United States
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Paddle a nine-mile section of the Loyalhanna Creek from the Cardinal park launch site in Latrobe to the new Ball Field launch site in New Alexandria. The day will include shuttle service, refreshments, boater safety, environmental education, and a free concert and community event. Visit http://www.latroberecreation.org/images/pdf/pg9.pdf for more information and registration details.

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The Mon River Spring Paddle: Come Down to the River and Play

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rices Landing,
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The Spring Paddle includes safety instructions, interpretation on historic sites and industrial artifacts seen on and near the river, a boxed lunch, and a stand up paddling demonstration. The paddle is a key event in a weekend of activities planned for the Come Down to the River and Play. For a full list of events visit http://monrivertowns.com/comedowntotheriver/. Visit www.monrivertowns.com for more information.

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Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania End Date

May 31
Statewide

Pennsylvania is beautiful so let’s do our best to keep it that way. Participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA from March 1 through May 31 and do your part to make our state shine! Visit http://www.gacofpa.org/ for more information.

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June 2015

16th Annual Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Sojourn offers up to four days of mostly flat paddling along the borders of Cambria, Westmoreland, Indiana, and Armstrong Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Paddle through a river corridor rich in scenery and history, view spectacular and little known gorges, and stop in historic communities like Blairsville, Saltsburg, and Apollo. The sojourn is appropriate for both new and experienced paddlers, and is a great way to learn about the rivers, history, culture, and recreation resources. Visithttp://www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org/recreation/skcs.html for more information and…

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2015 PEC Environment Ride

June 6 - June 7
Southeastern Pennsylvania

On Friday, June 5, two-day riders will gather at the Lancaster Arts Hotel arriving via Amtrak from Center City. After dinner out and a great night’s rest, the Ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Two routes will be offered: a faster, longer 65-mile ride, and a slower, shorter 40-mile ride. Either way, you will enjoy the Amish country of Lancaster County – farm vistas, stream valleys, and covered bridges. Nearly the entire route will be on scenic country…

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Annual Perkiomen Creek Sojourn

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Red Fox Park,
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Paddle with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy team along a seven mile stretch of the Perkiomen Creek! Paddlers will learn about the human and natural history of the area, enjoy lunch, and have plenty of opportunities to view wildlife. Visit www.perkiomenwatershed.org/perkiomen-creek-sojourn/ for more information and registration details.  

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2015 Schuylkill Sojourn

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 12 @ 5:00 pm
Schuylkill Haven,
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The Sojourn is a seven day, 115-mile guided canoe and kayak trip on the Schuylkill River. Paddlers will explore Pennsylvania’s first Scenic River as it changes from a narrow waterway gently dropping out of the mountains in Schuylkill County to a wider and slower river as it flows into historic Philadelphia. Along the way, paddlers will encounter people, groups, and communities that care about the river as one of their most valued resources and recognize its importance and look forward…

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Conewango Creek Canoe and Kayak Poker Run

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Frewsburg, NY United States
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The second event as part of the Conewango Creek Watershed Association’s River of the Year activities, the Run will stretch 11.5 miles from Frewsburg, N.Y., to Russell, Pa. Participants will paddle down the Conewango Creek, stopping at four stops to pick a card at each location that will be recorded on their “score card.” After drawing a fifth card at the end of the Run, the winner will be the person with the best poker hand at the conclusion of…

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West Branch Susquehanna River Educational Sojourn

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm
Jersey Shore,
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The Sojourn is a five day educational paddling and cycling trip highlighting the beautiful scenery and special places along the river and Greenway. Paddlers will be guided through 47 miles of the breathtaking natural beauty along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The sojourn will pass through the historic river towns of Jersey Shore, Williamsport, and Muncy; with much of the trip passing along rural and scenic areas. Along the way, local experts will educate sojourners about the area’s…

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Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crystal Tea Room,
100 East Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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For more than 40 years, the annual Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner has celebrated our collaborative work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment—to enhance and preserve natural resources, improve communities, and strengthen the economy. Join us on June 17 at the Crystal Tea Room as we welcome keynote speaker and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary John Quigley and honor Pennoni Associates Inc. President and CEO Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE with the PEC Achievement Award. 2015 Dinner Rates…

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