Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2019 River Of The Year
The PA Organization For Watersheds and Rivers and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are now accepting nominations from nonprofit organizations across the state for the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The deadline for nominations is November 9.
“Just like the preceding Rivers of the Year, the Loyalsock Creek now has it swirling around it in 2018 ‐‐ a pronounced pride in a waterway that comes to the forefront with the annual support of this selection process,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “As I have seen year after year, all nominated waterways emerge true winners when the public rallies around them.”
“We are excited to once again announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2019 River of the Year program. The River of the Year designation raises the awareness of the importance of the Commonwealth’s waterways”, said PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers Director Janet Sweeney. “The River of the Year program engages a broader audience in the appreciation of our rivers and streams, as well as, gives all Pennsylvanians a chance to support their favorite waterway in friendly competition with others across the Commonwealth.”
All Pennsylvania waterways are eligible for nomination, except for the River Of The Year winners since 2014. Selected nominations will then be voted on by the public beginning in early November.
Pennsylvania’s River of the Year is an honor designed to elevate public awareness of specific rivers and recognize important conservation needs and achievements. River of the Year designations have been presented annually since 1983.
After a waterway is chosen, local groups implement a year‐round slate of activities and events to celebrate the river, including a River of the Year Sojourn. The nominating organization of the winning river will receive a $10,000 leadership grant to help fund their River of the Year activities.
For more information about the program, visit the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year website.
Visit the PA Organization For Watersheds and Rivers website for more information on this and other river and watershed-related programs.
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[Posted: Oct. 15, 2018]
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