2013 River of the Year - the Monongahela (Photo from POWR)
Until November 14th, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) and DCNR will be accepting nominations for the 2014 River of the Year Award. The award has been given out annually since 1983. It highlights some of Pennsylvania's most outstanding waterways as well as the organizations working to protect and promote them.
All Pennsylvania rivers are eligible for nomination, with the exception of those that have won since 2009 (Monongahela, Stonycreek, Delaware, Lackawaxen, and Lower and Middle Susquehanna Rivers). The winning river's nominating organization will receive a $10,000 grant to fund a year's worth of activities celebrating their river.
Last year, the Highlands' own Schuylkill River came very close to winning the title of River of the Year 2013, but was beaten in the end by Pittsburgh's gorgeous Monongahela.
Will the Schuylkill, or perhaps another Pennsylvania Highlands river, make it to the top again? Submit your nomination and find out!
To learn more and to nominate your favorite river, click here.