2018 River of the Year Nomination Announced!
We need your support to win 2018 River of the Year!
Susquehanna Heritage & Lancaster County Conservancy recently worked to complete an application for River of the Year. Our organizations work together on the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape Initiative, a project funded and created by PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
The Susquehanna Riverlands has grown in the last ten years, preserving hundreds of acres; expanding river access; developing parks and trails; and supporting the local economy through tourism. The Susquehanna Riverlands features three major lakes created by hydroelectric dams, three nationally recognized recreation trails (Susquehanna River Trail, Kelly’s Run Pinnacle Trail, and the Mason-Dixon Trail), as well as the 14 mile Northwest River Trail, and the Turkey Hill section of the 29 mile Enola Low Grade Rail Trail. It provides opportunities to explore the rich historical and cultural history of the Lower Susquehanna Region including significant American Indian cultural landscapes, ecologically sensitive bird habitat such as the Conejohela flats and more than 2,000 acres of protected publicly accessible land, in 29 municipalities in Lancaster and York Counties.
Our organizations recognize that the River of the Year award would push forward the Susquehanna Riverlands brand. Plus the award includes funding to create and improve special events in the Susquehanna Riverlands. Events that you can be a part of! So help us to create some amazing river adventures by voting for Lower Susquehanna/Susquehanna Riverlands! We’re up against some tough competition so encourage your family and friends to vote too!
The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, or POWR, administers the River of the Year program for PA DCNR. This recognition is done to raise awareness of the important recreational, ecological, and historical resources associated with the state’s rivers and streams. Local organizations like ours submit nominations.