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Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Reforestation Work

April 22, 2017

Luzerne, PA— In celebration of Earth Day 2017, hundreds of northeastern Pennsylvanians gathered today to plant trees at abandoned mine land sites in two state forests. Volunteers planted a total of more than ten thousand seedlings including aspen, white pine,...

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Earth Day program set for along Susquehanna River

April 18, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — The Riverfront Parks Committee will celebrate Earth Day on Friday with a variety of events for school students along the Susquehanna River in Nesbitt Park and the Kirby Park Natural Area. Classes participating in the program will learn...

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...

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POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 25, 2017

Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must...

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Allegheny River voted Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2017

January 12, 2017GoErie.com

The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been voted the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general public was invited to vote online Nov. 14-Dec.19, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, according to a press release...

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2017 River of the Year Winner Announced

January 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2017 MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR: 717-705-2225; tbrady@pa.gov Janet Sweeney, POWR: 570-718-6507; jsweeney@pecpa.org   Allegheny Named Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year Harrisburg, PA – Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, and a...

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PEC Receives State Grants for Watersheds Work

December 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2016 Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org     PEC RECEIVES STATE GRANTS FOR WATERSHEDS WORK Included: Funding for Possible Expansion of Conservation Landscapes Program   Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Department...

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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year

November 11, 2016

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today. Waterways nominated for...

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Schuylkill Headwaters Association president recognized for efforts

October 27, 2016Hazleton Standard-Speaker

POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill County commissioners recognized William E. Reichert, president of Schuylkill Headwaters Association, at Oct. 19 meeting for leading the water quality improvement efforts in the Schuylkill River watershed. Reichert was one of several people to receive the...