River of the Year
Since 1983, DCNR and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) annually select a River of the Year. Through an array of special activities, a poster, and a multi-day Sojourn, the designation helps raise public awareness about the stewardship needs of that particular commonwealth river, celebrate conservation successes along its course, and highlight the natural, cultural, and economic values it provides. Local organizations submit nomination and this year, for the first time, the River of the Year was chosen through a public vote.
Pennyslvania Choose Monongahela as 2013 River of the Year
For the third year in a row, public voting determined the selection from amount six candidates for River of the Year honors. Among 25,450 ballots cast, the Monongahela River received 8,156 votes. Click here to see DCNR's 2013 River of the Year Resource Article.
Stonycreek River Named 2012 River of the Year
For the second year in a row, public voting determined the selection from among four candidates for River of the Year honors. Among more than 8,300 ballots cast, Stonycreek River received 2,777 votes. Click here to see DCNR's 2012 River of the Year Resource article.
Delaware Named 2011 River of the Year
The Delaware is Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2011 and it bested five other candidates in an online contest.
Click here to see DCNR's River of the Year Resource article.