Luzerne–The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2015 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania’s rivers. Events must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Up to $900 per on-water day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for single-day sojourns in Pennsylvania.
Applications are now available online at our website (www.pawatersheds.org). Applications are due February 27, 2015.
As a nationally unique program, the Pennsylvania Sojourns reach over 4,000 people, paddle over 500 rivers miles, offer more than 100 educational programs, and distribute more than $60,000 in grants across the state.
POWR, an affiliate of PEC, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a decade and has sponsored trips on many of the Commonwealth’s rivers. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is the prime sponsor of the program.