POWR Announces 2016 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

News for Immediate Release
January 29, 2016

Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2016 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania rivers. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request $900 per day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for a single-day sojourn.

Applications are now available online at our website (www.pawatersheds.org).

Applications are due Feb. 26, 2016 by 5 pm.

The Pennsylvania Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that distributes more than $60,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events. Each year, between 12 and 17 paddling events are supported under this program, encompassing over 500 river miles, 50+ on-the-water days, and offering more than 100 educational programs and engaging over 4,000 people.

POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (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.

Media contacts:
Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507