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Vote Now: Lackawanna River Competing For ’2019 Pennsylvania River Of The Year’

November 28, 2018

Vote Now: Lackawanna River Competing For '2019 Pennsylvania River Of The Year'

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers is encouraging the public to vote online for the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state. Waterways nominated for 2019 are the Clarion River, Conodoguinet Creek, Delaware River, and Lackawanna River.

VOTE HERE “This annual undertaking is much more than a public vote gauging popularity of a Pennsylvania waterway,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “Regardless of outcome, the competition builds community support around our rivers and streams, putting them in the public limelight. All have unique attributes; offer incredible recreational opportunities; and offer significant boosts to local economies.” Nominations consider each waterway’s conservation needs and successes, as well as celebration plans if the nominee becomes 2019 River of the Year. In cooperation with DCNR, selection of public voting choices is overseen by the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The public can vote for a favorite state waterway beginning today through 5:00 P.M. on Friday, January 4, 2019. The website www.pariveroftheyear.org enables voting and offers details on nominated waterways and the River of the Year program. Presented since 1983, this year’s 2018 winner was Loyalsock Creek. After a waterway receives the annual honor, local groups put in place a year-round slate of activities and events to celebrate the river, including a paddling trip, or sojourn. The organization nominating the winning river will receive a $10,000 leadership grant from DCNR to help fund River of the Year activities.

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