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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

November 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2017 CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year   Harrisburg – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018...

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Oil Creek gets designation as Pa. Water Trail

October 5, 2017Titusville Herald

Along its 47-mile journey to the Allegheny River, Oil Creek winds through the heart of Pennsylvania’s historic Oil Region, birthplace of the commercial oil industry. Here, the world’s first large-scale petroleum production operations began shortly after the discovery of vast crude oil reserves along the Oil...

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Pocono Mini-Grants Announced

August 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2017 Mini-Grantees   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, and with funding provided by...

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Montgomery County Commissioners Receive Check Toward Park Maintenance

July 27, 2017NBC10

Montgomery County Commissioners received a check Wednesday to begin a maintenance fund for trailhead signage along the Schuylkill River Trail. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council presented a $2,337.80 check to Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, Valerie Arkoosh, and Ken Lawrence Jr....

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Organizers announce name, path of Blawnox trail

July 5, 2017Trib Live

Organizers of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to be opened in Blawnox next month have announced the name and a dedicated course. Dubbed the Allegheny Valley Trail, the section will primarily use Pine Street to make its way through Blawnox....

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DCNR secretary visits with conservationists at Laurel Hill

April 28, 2017Daily American (Somerset)

A crowd of conservationists entered Lakeside Lodge at Scenic View at Laurel Hill Friday morning in “a raucous fervor.” State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Park Manager Mike Mumau approvingly described the energy at the event, which was dubbed...

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DCNR Secretary Celebrates New Boat Launch on Juniata River in Mifflin County, PA

April 26, 2017PR Newswire

MCVEYTOWN, Pa., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today helped celebrate a new boat launch and riverfront access on the Juniata River in McVeytown, Mifflin County. “Pennsylvania has 2,100 miles of...

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West Rockhill Supports Regional Trail Plan

April 26, 2017News-Herald (Montgomery Co.)

WEST ROCKHILL >> Almost 400 towns, including West Rockhill, are part of the Circuit. A resolution supporting the Circuit Trails and its goal of building 180 more miles of trails by 2025, bringing the Circuit Trails to 500 miles, was...

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Roaring Brook Discusses Trails Sponsorship

April 21, 2017Moscow Villager

ROARING BROOK –Discussion over sponsorship of the North Pocono Trails Association came up at March’s township meeting. Debbie Bertha spoke at the meeting to supervisors about the need for municipal sponsorship on their grant application. In previous years, Moscow Borough...

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards
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POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

April 13, 2017

For Immediate Release April 14, 2017   Media contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507     POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the...

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Vision 2025 Highlights

April 3, 2017Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

… Stakeholders discuss forming River and Green Alliance On Feb. 27, more than 40 local, regional and state stakeholders came together to discuss the formation of a Johnstown River and Green Alliance. Organized by the River and Green Capture Team,...

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Allegheny is River of the Year in Pennsylvania

March 18, 2017Bradford Era

Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania — and a federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation River — the Allegheny River is the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers invited the...