Rivers Conservation Projects


Rivers Case Studies

Green recreation and conservation rivers projects


The Pa. Rivers Conservation Program has been developed to conserve and enhance river resources through preparation and accomplishment of locally initiated plans. The program provides technical and financial assistance to municipalities and river support groups to carry out planning, implementation, acquisition and development activities.

The purpose for these Rivers Planning Project grants is to develop a Rivers Conservation Plan identifying significant natural, recreational and cultural resources. Issues, concerns and threats to river resources and values are determined locally as part of planning, as well as recommending methods to conserve, enhance and restore Pennsylvania's many streams and rivers.

One aspect of the Rivers Conservation Plan is the Implementation, Development, and Acquisition projects that take place within the planning areas. These projects can include but are not limited to:

  • Greenways
  • Rails to Trails
  • Riparian Buffers
  • Water Trails, and
  • Wildlife Areas


Below is a map of all the projects in the state. This includes rivers planning projects, implementation, development, and implementation. Click here to access a printable DCNR Rivers Conservation Program Map.