Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers – Sojourn Mini-Grant Program

Held on the Delaware River, local residents participate in the 2014 Invisible River event.

Pennsylvania River Sojourns are guided paddling trips, sponsored by POWR with funding support through the PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources and the American Canoe Association.


The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 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.

POWR announces the opening of the Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle at the beginning of each year. 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). Grants funds are distributed based on on-water days, with up to $900 given per on-water day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for single-day sojourns.

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 $50,000 in grants across the state.

January 21, 2015

POWR announces 2015 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

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.

Boaters enjoy the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s 2014 Perkiomen Creek Sojourn in June.

Boaters enjoy the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s 2014 Perkiomen Creek Sojourn in June.

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.

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