Tim Palmer and the Protection of Our Rivers

The Susquehanna River is the heart of our Greenway. Its free-flowing waters and abundant resources nourish the animals, people, and communities that call it home. From the mountains and picturesque landscapes, to the tributary streams that feed...

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From River Towns to Great Places

September 14, 2018

Congratulations are in order for two Susquehanna Greenway River Towns, and we couldn’t be prouder! Lock Haven and Woodward Township’s combined Susquehanna Riverfront received the designation of a 2018 Great Public Place...

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444; Father and Daughter Lead Team on 30- day Stand Up Paddle Board...


The #SUP4WATER 444-Mile Journey Begins on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown...

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The Backyard Gnome: The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership: A Forward-...

April 6, 2018 by Tony McLellan
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Congratulations Lewisburg River Town Team

The Lewisburg River Town Team is pleased to announce that they have been awarded grant funding through the Lindig Lewisburg Foundation Fund at the ...

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Rain Garden Workshop & Installation Recap

On Saturday September 9, 2017 – 47 people joined the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
(SGP) and partners, Columbia County Conservation District and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, for a unique workshop focused on...

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Right in Our Backyard; Larson Design Group Enjoys Fall on the Williamsport...

The mild weather we’ve experienced this fall has allowed employees of one regional...

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SGP Receives Mini-Grant for Signage Inventory

Lewisburg, PA – The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce that it has received the PA Water Trails Mini Grant. SGP intends to utilize this grant to inventory all existing signage at boat launches along the...

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SGP Receives Mini-Grant for Signage Inventory

Lewisburg, PA – The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to
announce that it has received the PA Water Trails Mini Grant. SGP intends to
utilize this grant to inventory all existing signage at boat launches along the...

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Danville Receives River Town Designation

Danville, PA – On Friday, September 8, 2017 the Borough of Danville received official...

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Learn the Perks of Rain Gardens

Learn the Perks of Rain Gardens

Lewisburg, PA. It has been an all too common sight here in the Central Susquehanna Valley this...

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PA Greenways and Trails Summit to Showcase Reading Area Natural Gems

Challenge yourself to a ride on an internationally-acclaimed
mountain biking trail, kayak the vast Blue Marsh Lake, learn about the green
features of the region's newest...

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Pedal & Paddle Jersey Shore Recap

60 participants and the 17 volunteers took to the land and water around the Jersey Shore for the first annual Pedal & Paddle Jersey Shore event! While the morning started out dreary with overcast skies and a chance of rain, the afterron...

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Bike and Pedestrian Plan Moves Forward

Part of building the Susquehanna Greenway is ensuring that it includes plenty of trails for bike riders and walkers. Over the last 9 months, SGP has been working to collect and organize...

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Willamsport Spoke and We Listened

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) has brought Heart and Soul to the Williamsport community. Since its launch in 2016, the...

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SGP Recieves Grant for PPL Foundation

Lewisburg, PA – The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support efforts to...

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PALTA Honors Union County for Leadership in Conservation

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association honored Union County with the 2017 Government Conservation Leadership Award for demonstrated leadership in the conservation of our special landscapes and critical natural resources.

Union County has...

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Shikellamy State Park Dedicates Key Land Acquisitions in Union County

Selinsgrove, PA - The Department of Conservation and Natural Resource's Secretary Cindy Adams
Dunn today joined local and other state officials, and supporters of Shikellamy State Park in the
dedication of two key...

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National Bike Month: May

May is National Bike Safety Month, so in honor of this holiday here are a few tips and tricks from the Utah Bicycle Lawyers to keep you riding safe this season. 


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DCNR Secretary Visits Renovo to Learn Plans for River Access to West...

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today visited Renovo...

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Do you Have the Right Life Jacket?

Spring has sprung here in the Susquehanna River Valley, and that means one thing: it is time to get back out on the water. Whether your craft is motorized, human powered, or inflatable it is important to be prepared and stay safe this boating...

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New Susquehanna Riverlands Visitor Website & Guide Launched

Just in time for warmer weather! The Susquehanna Riverlands Tourism Development Group, a regional coalition working to make the river a national destination for travelers, announces the launch of a new website and guide for the Susquehanna...

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Summer PA Outdoor Corps- Now Hiring

Program Overview

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Summer Program offers young people, ages 15 to 18, the opportunity to serve on a team completing conservation projects to protect, enhance and...

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Dauphin County Return on Environment Public Forum

Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Audubon Pennsylvania, and Keystone Conservation Trust, invite you to the first public forum on Dauphin County’s Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring, and Expanding Nature’s...

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DCED Grant Round Opens


(HARRISBURG) – The Department of Community and Economic Development is currently accepting applications for Act 13 grants through the Commonwealth...

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Historic Bridge Marketing Program

Does your trail need a bridge? Would you like to connect your trail with the region’s heritage? Do you believe in the value of recycling and re-use?

If so, you might consider acquiring and re-using a surplus state or locally owned historic...

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Union County Greenway & Open Space Plan adopted

The Union County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the County Greenway & Open Space Plan. An executive summary of the plan, in the form of a story map, is available by clicking ...

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365 Acres Donated by Talen Energy to Lancaster County Conservancy

Lancaster County, PA: PPL Holtwood LLC/Talen Energy recently transferred an...

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POWR Announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania...

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SGP Hires Gail Kulp as New Executive Director

Lewisburg, PA – The Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) are pleased to announce that Gail R. Kulp, CAE has been named the new Executive Director, effective Jan. 9, 2017.Kulp succeeds Trish...

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Chesapeake Bay Restoration to benefit from Groundbreaking Technology...

Annapolis, MD — Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) announced the completion of the Chesapeake Bay High-resolution Land Cover Project. It is a critical and timely step needed to improve information about the natural...

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Gov. Wolf Announces $28 Million to Improve Water Quality

Governor Wolf Announces
a New State/Federal Partnership to Bring $28 Million to Help Farmers in Bay
Watershed Improve Local Water Quality

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New Name for Local Observation Area

Shikellamy state park’s Point Observation Area receives a new name in recognition of PA legislator Franklin Kury. A longtime supporter and champion for environmental rights, Kury was honored by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and...

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5 Annual Photo Contest Winners Annouced

5th Annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest Winners

Once again our judges were blown away by the amazing stories and moments shared in our...

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Now Available: Union County Greenway and Open Space Plan

A draft of the Union County Greenway and Open Space Plan
is now available for public review and comment.  

A copy of the plan can be viewed ...

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SGP Hiring Business Administrative Assistant

Business Administrative Assistant 

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP)

Position Summary:

Seeking a...

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Rail Trail Rolls Out in Luzerne County

June 2016 

The Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council (SWTC) in lower Luzerne County is building about 2 miles of new trail this spring. The new construction adds  1 1/2 miles to the 11-mile Susquehanna Warrior...

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Save the Dates - Paddle the Susquehanna

The Susquehanna Sojourns are guided paddling experiences that celebrate the Susquehanna as PA's "River of the Year" in 2016!

What: These guided, multi-day paddling and camping trips will give you a unique look at life...

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Pitch In: River Cleanups Need You

March 2016

Our river needs you! Spring cleanups are being planned all along the Susquehanna River and smaller tributaries. Get involved by planning a cleanup or volunteering at an event near you.

There are great resources...

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New Signs for Birding Destination

March 2016

The Lycoming Audubon Society (LAS) and Susquehanna Greenway Partnership are proud to announce...

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New River Access Created In Muncy

January 2016, reprinted with permission from Muncy Historical Society.


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Rail Trail Wins Commonwealth Award

January 2016

The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) in Lewisburg, PA has received a 2015 Commonwealth Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, an organization that aligns and supports citizens, organizations, and public...
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Susquehanna is PA River Of The Year

January 14, 2016  

Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year  
Harrisburg, PA - Steeped in historical and recreational value, the freeflowing Susquehanna River North...

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Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest!

December 2015

What's your favorite spot along the Susquehanna? Is it a secret fishing hole, peaceful park bench, walking or hiking trail, or perhaps a historic riverfront town?

Share your special photos in the 5th annual...

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Virtual Tour of the Susquehanna River

November 18, 2015

Annapolis, Md. - The Chesapeake Conservancy has released a virtual tour of the Susquehanna River, allowing viewers to interact with the river virtually, exploring its geography, recreational...
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Vote Susquehanna For River of the Year

Get ready to vote for your favorite river, the Susquehanna, in the 2016 Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) River of the Year contest! 

Voting began November 13, 2015, and is open until 5 p.m. on Monday,...

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36 Acres Conserved Along The River!

November 3, 2015

The Merrill Linn Conservancy has purchased 36 acres of ecologically significant land on the Shikellamy...

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Jersey Shore River Access Ribbon Cutting

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership and Borough of Jersey Shore cordially invite you to a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Public River Access in Jersey Shore. Join the project partners, funders, donors, media, and local...

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Brook Trout Stream Comes Back To Life

Originally published October 2, 2015 in Trout Unlimited's Blog, reprinted with...

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Grand Opening: North Branch Canal Trail!

After more than a decade of hard work, Montour Recreation Commission (MARC) is pleased to invite the public to celebrate the official grand...

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Selinsgrove A Susq. Greenway River Town

September 29, 2015 


Borough of Selinsgrove River Town Designation Ceremony

The Borough of Selinsgrove will officially be designated as a “Susquehanna Greenway River Town” on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at 5:...

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We're Hiring!

September 1, 2015

We are pleased to announce the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is seeking candidates for the following position:


River Towns Planner to develop and implement programs...

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New Historical River Signage in Millersburg

August 2015

The last operating ferry boats across the Susquehanna River have a new way to tell their unique stories thanks to new interpretive signage at the Ferry Landing in Riverfront Park, Millersburg, PA.


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Check out our 2014 Progress Report

August 2015

We're excited to share our 2014 Progress Report which highlights our many accomplishments, partnerships, and activities from this past year.

Check it out, get involved, help us spread the word about the...

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Your Input Needed for Greenways and Trails

May 28, 2015

Where do you think walking and biking improvements are needed in your town?  

Where do you experience "problem" areas for speeding, traffic congestion, road damage, or unsafe pedestrian crossing...

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We're Hiring! AmeriCorps Positions Start August 2015

May 1, 2015

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership has two opportunities for AmeriCorps members beginning in August 2015:

  • ...
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Pitch In For Earth Day! Volunteers Needed
April 20, 2015 
We'd like to wish you a very Happy Earth Day this Wednesday...
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How Do We Improve Bloomsburg Town Park?

March 14, 2015


The Town of Bloomsburg will be having a Public Input Meeting in Council Chambers at Town Hall on Monday, April 27th starting at 6:00 pm to hear your ideas...

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Stretch Your Donation During Raise the Region

March 11-12, 2015

How does your Greenway grow? By connecting and greening trails, parks, neighborhoods, and towns along the Susquehanna River!

We need your support to continue creating the Susquehanna Greenway and we'd like...

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Nominate Your Great Place!

February 24, 2015

The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association recently kicked-off its 2015 Great Places in Pennsylvania Program.  Great Places are unique, memorable places where people want to be – not only to visit,...

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Rain Gardens & Plantings for Jersey Shore!

February 2015

New partnerships and exciting projects are sprouting along the West Branch in Jersey Shore, PA.

As part of the ...

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Funding Available for River Access

February 10, 2015

NPS Accepting Project Proposals for Financial Assistance Awards
National Park Service - Chesapeake is accepting project...
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Susquehanna Art Museum Opens

January 15, 2015

The arts will have a new home along the river when the Susquehanna Art Museum officially opens to the public on Friday, January 16, 2015 in midtown Harrisburg. Admission is free on opening day.

With a nod...

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Trail Plans for Sayre and Athens, PA

Connecting Communities to the Susquehanna: Sayre and Athens Partner to Promote Trail Development

Reprinted with permission from the ...

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New River Walkway for Lancaster County!

October 29, 2014

LCSWMA and Conoy Township Announce Opening of Walkway Under Shock’s Mill Bridge

Bainbridge, Pa. – Lancaster...
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Use Your Outdoor Voice for Greenways & Trails!

Action Alert - October 2014

Do you think outdoor recreation plays a vital role in creating healthy citizens and communities?  We sure do! 

In order to receive federal funds, Pennsylvania is developing its...

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$50k Awarded For Park, Trail, River Town Signage

October 14, 2014

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
Awards $50,000 in Mini-Grants 

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Creativity Means Cleaner River Water

October 2014

Cleaner water will be entering the West Branch of the Susquehanna River thanks to a new, unique treatment system unveiled near Clearfield Creek in Clearfield County. 

Just 15 minutes from the river...

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Watch the Greenway on WVIA - October 9

October 6, 2014

Creating the Susquehanna Greenway - a 500 mile corridor of parks, trails, and protected lands - will make it possible to walk, bike, or paddle from river town to river town. The Greenway improves the quality of...

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Lewisburg Named River Town

September 25, 2014

Lewisburg Designated a Susquehanna Greenway River Town

Over the past few months, community leaders from various Lewisburg organizations, businesses, and Bucknell University have worked...

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New River Access for Jersey Shore, PA!
September 29, 2014
Groundbreaking for New Public River Access in Jersey Shore
Please join the Borough of Jersey Shore for a groundbreaking ceremony to be...
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Dam Removals to Improve River Water

June 6, 2014

PA Fish & Boat Commission to Receive $800,000 from Muddy Run Hydro Plant Certification


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Your Input Needed for Safe Transportation

May 2014

Where are walking and biking trails or connections needed? Where do you experience "problem" areas for speeding, traffic congestion, or unsafe pedestrian crossing?

Help determine priorities for funding by taking...

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4th Annual Photo Contest Winners

May 2014

Once again our judges were blown away by the amazing stories and moments shared in our 4th annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest.

You shared over ...

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DEP's Susquehanna River Report
April 21, 2014

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the 2013 Susquehanna River Sampling Report, detailing the latest...

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River Cleanups - April and May 2014
April 2014

We'd like to wish you a very Happy Earth Day and invite you to celebrate stewardship by getting involved along the Susquehanna River and Greenway...
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Land Protected Along River

April 28, 2014

Hundreds of acres in Clinton County are open to hiking, hunting, fishing and other recreational activities now that the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has permanently protected a property along the West Branch of...

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Susq. Warrior Trail Updates

April 2014

Many race course records were shattered at the 7th annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail (SWT) 5K this month, including the overall male and female records. 227 runners and 96 walkers followed the course from...

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Teens Assist River Town Merchants

Each month our e-newsletter features a local business or organization that is opening or expanding in an...

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Berwick's New Riverfront Trail

Newsletter Feature - April 2014

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant Program that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the Susquehanna River. The...

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DEP Releases Susquehanna Sampling Plan

April 16, 2014


DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying...

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Grow Your Greenway with Raise the Region
An exciting opportunity for you to help "grow" your local Susquehanna Greenway parks, trails, and river access areas is quickly approaching!
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Attention Students - River Researchers Camp!

February 2014

The River Researchers Teen Camp is a seven-day camp hosted by Trout Unlimited's Eastern Abandonend Mine Program.

Camp will be held June 22-28, 2014 at Camp Mountain Run in Penfield, Pa.

Start looking...

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Better, Safter Trails in Dauphin County

Newsletter Feature - February 2014

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant Program that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the...

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Transportation Funding - A Win for Greenways

January, 2014

Pennsylvania's New Comprehensive Transportation Funding Package and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership...

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Feds Approve Land Transfer for Conservation

February 2014

PPL Holtwood’s plan to transfer up to 1,260 additional acres of land to the Lancaster County Conservancy for preservation and public use has moved one step closer to reality.


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Trail Logo Design Contest!

February 2014

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) is excited to be moving forward with the first phases of the North Branch Canal Trail project between Danville and Catawissa.  Trail clearing is well underway and a...

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Transportation Funding Available!

February 2014

PennDOT has opened a statewide round of funding for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) project applications. The TAP Application form, TAP Program Guidance, and additional information is available on...

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Save The Dates: Susquehanna Sojourns!

What is a Sojourn? Consider the Susquehanna River sojourns as a mini-summer camp, for adults and youth alike. They are group-oriented journeys that emphasize environmental and cultural education, sharing stories and...

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Video Addresses River Water Quality

January 16, 2014

DEP Unveils Susquehanna River Study Video

HARRISBURG -- DEP today announced the launch of an all-new educational video about the ongoing...

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$1.1 Million for Mine Reclamation
January 2014
DEP Awards $1.1 Million Mine Reclamation Contracts in Clearfield, Northumberland Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection today...

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VOTE! West Branch for PA River of the Year

November 25, 2013

The public is invited to...

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Where Do We Need River Access?

November 2013

Where do we need boat ramps or fishing piers? Places to swim, or bird watch?  

The National Park Service and a team of local and state government partners welcome your suggestions for new public access to...

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New River Access for West Branch!

November 2013 Newsletter Article
Article and photos by Reneé Carey,...

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Students To Study River

EPA Announces Grant to Science and Arts Center to Teach Students about Science and Chesapeake Bay Watershed 

HARRISBURG (Nov. 15...

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Susquehanna Conservation Vision Launched

News - October 18, 2013

Initiative to develop Susquehanna conservation vision launched 

The Chesapeake Conservancy joined with representatives of four leading Susquehanna River organizations on Friday, October 18...

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Your Input Needed: Safe Transportation!

Action Alert - October 2013

Take Action for Greenways and Trails: Two opportunities for bike and pedestrian improvements.


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Nominate Your Favorite Trail

September 25, 2013

Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for the 2014 Trail of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced today. 


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Apply: Green It Up Harrisburg

September 12, 2013

Applications are being accepted through September 24th
for the "Green it Up Harrisburg" Leadership Training, October 8 through November 26, 2013. The Chesapeake...

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Trail with Rails in York County

September 2013 Newsletter Article
Reprinted with permission from York County Rail Trail Authority

Heritage Rail Trail County Park is set to become an operating ‘trail...

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Greenway Award for Susquehanna Health

News - August 2013

The dream of leaving an older home and finding something "built to suit" in a new development is a thought that often occurs to homeowners looking for more space and less upkeep. 


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New Sign for Pineknotter Park

Newsletter Feature - August 2013

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant Program that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the Susquehanna River. The...

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Millersburg Improves Riverfront

News - August 2013 

Millersburg Borough has completed a historic clean up of the riverbank at Riverfront Park, with the assistance of the Dauphin County commissioners. 

Local contractors, with the assistance of...

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Director Named to National Trail Council

News - August 2013

On August 20, 2013 U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, named Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Executive Director, Trish Carothers, to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory...

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New! - Bike Share Brochure

Newsletter Feature - June 2013

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant Program that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the Susquehanna River. The...

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Action Needed for Safe Trails, Roads, More!

June 2013

The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has indicated that 9,000 miles of roads owned by the Commonwealth are in poor condition and that 4,400 bridges owned by the Commonwealth are rated structurally deficient....

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Paddle Through Time!

Paddling through Time: on the Susquehanna Sojourn, June 8
through 15. 

Paddle the beautiful Susquehanna River for a day or paddle for the entire 97 miles, meet lots of like-minded folks, and learn about the...

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Great PA Cleanup - Register!


Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is accepting registrations for the 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA.  This annual event is...

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Water Trail Guide Published

Newsletter Feature - April 2013

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant Program that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the Susquehanna River. The...

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New Park & Trail for Muncy

News - April 2013

In 2004, 11 acres of undeveloped land just outside Muncy, along the West Branch of the Susquehanna, were donated to the Muncy Historical Society. This generous act set in motion the process to turn the...

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Presenters Sought - Greenways & Trails Summit

News - April 2013

Have a great story of trail or greenway development success?

The Greenways and Trails Summit Planning Committee is on a search for cutting edge session proposals. Share your knowledge and stories by...

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Internship Opportunity, Summer 2013

News - March 2013

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is seeking a student intern to assist in researching and implementing a Go Greenway program, assist in corporate outreach activities and promotional programs for the purpose...

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Grant Helps Plan Trail Extension

Newsletter Feature - March 2013

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant...

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New Boat Ramps in Lancaster County

News - March 2013

PPL Holtwood Begins Work to Install New Boat Ramps at Pequea

PPL Holtwood has begun work to build two new boat ramps and docks and expand the parking area at the Pequea Boat Launch on the Susquehanna River...

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What is Your Bay Footprint?

News - March 3, 2013

Have you ever wondered how what you do everyday adds up in the Chesapeake? 

Nitrogen is one of the biggest pollutants in the Bay and there are many choices we can make every day to help reduce our...

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$1 Million for Trails, Paths, and More

News - March 5, 2013

Over a million dollars is available for alternative transportation projects in eight Central Pennsylvania counties ─ Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and...
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Grant Brings Fish to Classroom

February 25, 2013

The PA Trout Unlimited is now accepting applications for its 2013 Trout in the Classroom Grants  for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications are due March 30.

Trout in the Classroom...

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PPL Holtwood Land Transfer Approved: 1,260 Acres For Conservation

February 11, 2013

A major milestone for conservation of 1,260 acres of land in Lancaster County was reached just this month as the Federal Energy Regulartory Commission (FERC) approved PPL Holtwood's request to transfer ownership...

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Public Support for State Conservation and Recreation Funding

Do you think that state funds dedicated to preserving farmland and open space, providing parks and trails, and protecting rivers and streams should continue to be used for these purposes?


This question was one of a...

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Explore Outdoor Careers

February 8, 2013

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Forester? A Geologist? A Park Manager?

High school students can try their hand at these and other outdoor careers at the 11th Annual ECO Camp, DCNR's summer...

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Nominate Your Local Trail/Park

February 6, 2013

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund, nominations are being solicited for Keystone Fund projects (like the projects featured to the right) that have created...

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River Not Impaired Says PA DEP

January 30, 2013

PA DEP will not recommend listing the Lower Susquehanna River as "Impaired." See the ...

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A Fishy Mystery

January 2013

Spotted: A 75 pound, five foot trout!

Last month we shared this Facebook photo of this lovely mosaic trout living outside the PA Fish and Boat Commission's Headquarters in Harrisburg. Wouldn't you know, folks...

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Grant Will Help Save Beloved Park

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the Susquehanna River.

January 2013

Millersburg is a...

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Susquehanna Super Hike

January 11, 2013

On September 7, 2013, the Keystone Trails Association will sponsor its fifth annual Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run, an "ultra" trail challenge event (over 28 miles...

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DCNR Announces Funding for Greenway

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced 198 grants totalling $26.5million for recreation and conservation projects across the state. 

We are pleased to share that the Susquehanna Greenway corridor will...

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Welcome New Board Members!

December 6, 2012

Moyer and Smith Join Board of Susquehanna Greenway

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors.  Timm Moyer, of...

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River Town Nationally Recognized

December 6, 2012

Columbia, PA is making it known that this River Town takes outdoor activities, recreation, and healthy living seriously.  

Located south of Harrisburg along the Lower Section of the Susquehanna River,...

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Study: Water Trails Support Jobs

December 3, 2012

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Study shows Pennsylvania water trails support local economies, jobs.

HARRISBURG -- Visitors to four Pennsylvania water trails during the summer of...

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Grant Provides Trees for Montgomery

Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the Susquehanna River.

November 2012

Earlier this month...

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River Town Race Series Open for Bids

November 13, 2012

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) is now seeking bidders for the 2013 River Towns Race Series Event Management contract. 

The invitation to bid is posted to MARC’s website and can be...

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Is Your Waterway Polluted?

November 1, 2012

“How’s My Waterway?” Can you answer this question about your favorite vacation lake, or the river where you walk with your dog?  Are streams in your community polluted, and what’s being done about it if they...

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Tips for Storm Debris

October 30, 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reminding homeowners how to properly dispose of and...
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New Trail Opens in Lycoming County

October 18, 2012

Traverse a variety of terrains, cross a small stream, wind uphill through woods and learn how a deer exclosure is helping to regenerate a forest along the new 1.1 mile trail that opened last month in Loyalsock...

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Cleaner Water for Clearfield County

October 11, 2012

Cleaner water will be entering the West Branch of the Susquehanna River thanks to a new treatment system unveiled in the Morgan Run watershed in Clearfield County.

Located just 20 minutes southeast of...

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SGP Awards $60,000 in Mini-Grants

September 27, 2012

Connecting Susquehanna Greenway River Towns is the theme of a new mini-grant program by the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP). The mini-grant program was financed in part by a grant from the...

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Jersey Shore Opens Trail, Named River Town

September 20, 2012

One of the top-rated rail trails in the world, the Pine Creek Trail, now connects with the Susquehanna River. A new 1.5 mile section trail was opened on September 20. It brings the trail into...

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French Azilum Historic Event

On September 22, 2012 “Mountain Men, Native Americans,
Continental Militia Men, and Revolutionary War soldiers” will gather at the French Azilum Historic site to celebrate life as it was lived during the late 1700’s as the United States of...

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Jersey Shore Public Access Project

September 6, 2012

The historic town of Jersey Shore is located along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The town’s location and identity are...

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Study to Survey River Users

August 20, 2012

On behalf of the PA Water Trails Partnership, the
Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has hired ICF Macro, Inc. to undertake the “Study of the Economic Impact of Pennsylvania’s Recreational Water Trails...

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Rail-Trail Proves Popular

Union County is home to over 9 new miles of rail-trail, and already the route has become a favorite for locals and visitors alike. A recent study by Bucknell University students found an average of 400 people use the...

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Internship Opportunity

We are  seeking a student intern to assist with our Corporate Campaign during Fall 2012 semester at our Lewisburg, PA offices. 

The student will help match corporate community investment with the needs of Susquehanna Greenway...

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Stormwater Conference

The PA Environmental Council is happy to announce registration is now open for their conference "Stormwater- Green Solutions beyond Gray Pipes: A Conference on Policy, Financing and Technology" on September 18 and 19 in Harrisburg, PA. ...

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MinitMart Purchases Help Greenway

Nittany MinitMart, located at 815 Allegheny St. in Jersey Shore, is the most recent sponsor of the Jersey Shore...

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Nominate a Tree Hero!

Who is your Chesapeake forest champion?

Do you know an organization or individual that has gone
to outstanding efforts to conserve, restore, and celebrate Chesapeake forests in 2012?

Nominate them to be a Chesapeake Forest...

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We Need Your Vote

We are working to build an 228-mile educational Geocaching Trail along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and we need your help!

This exciting trail is in an exclusive competition for a $5,000 grant from Do GOOD...

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New Community Signage

This article is from the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) Summer Newsletter

As a component of EMHR's current National Park Service...

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Volunteers Remove Tons Flood Debris

For WNEP Outdoor Life video coverage, click here.


Trucksville, PENNSYLVANIA, July 10, 2012 —North Branch Land Trust,...

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Rail-Trail Expansion

By Dale Freudenberger, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Cyclists and walkers along the Susquehanna Warrior Trail (SWT) will soon get to stretch their legs a bit further, as a 3-mile expansion is...

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Appalachian Trail News

By Kim McKee, Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Trail enthusiasts and Duncannon area residents
turned out in droves on June 2nd, National Trails Day, to celebrate Duncannon’s Appalachian Trail Community celebration and...

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Park Improvements in Millersburg

Millersburg's Riverfront Park recently unveiled an asphalt hiking/biking pathway along the length of the park which will connect to the future Lykens Valley Rail Trail.


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Greenway Mini-Grants

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce its first Mini-Grant program. A total of $60,000 will be awarded by the program whose theme is: Connecting Susquehanna Greenway River...

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Enter Our Photo Contest!

Our 3rd Annual Treasured Towns & Landscapes Photo Contest is open! Upload your photo of a Susquehanna scene by February 1, 2013 for a chance to win. Enter ...

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Heritage Mini-Grants

Endless Mountains Heritage Region is pleased to announce the 2012 Mini-Grant Program for Endless Mountains Trails initiatives!  This new program targets funding for trail-related projects that further goals for outdoor recreation ...

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New Historic Connecting Trail

May 2012

The Susquehanna River has been designated a historic connecting trail!  See the ...

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RR Employees To Improve River Access

Duncannon, PA – Norfolk Southern Corporation employees will be donating their time as part of the company’s spring volunteer day starting at 9:00am on Saturday, May 12th improving river access points in the Borough of Duncannon...

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Act Now! Keystone Fund Needs Your Voice

Governor Corbett’s proposed 2012-13 budget eliminates all conservation, park, and recreation funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. The budget goes on to propose that the cut be made permanent. This...

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TU's Photo Contest

Submit your best fishing photos to the 2012 Trout Unlimited Photo Contest on Facebook for the chance to win fishing gear!

Enter by April 27, 2012

To enter and for contest rules, see: ...

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New Rail-Trail for Lower Susquehanna

Manor Township along the Lower Susquehanna River in Lancaster County is developing a 6-mile riverside rail-trail thanks to a great partnership with Norfolk Southern and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources! 

Learn more...

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Volunteers Needed At Cleanup Events

The Susquehanna’s riverbanks are in need of a good spring
cleaning! Last year’s flood has left portions of the riverbank, riverside parks, and tributaries looking less than stellar. Numerous volunteer groups have planned clean-up events...

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Researchers on the River - Jon Niles, Ph.D

This article was featured in our April 2012 newsletter.

The PA Fish and Boat Commission, the agency charged with protecting and enhancing our state’s...

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Team Tackles Flood Cleanup

March 13, 2012

Folks are buzzing about the volunteer work taking place in Susquehanna River communities.  Eleven National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members have conducted flood cleanup work in Shickshinny, and will soon...

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Trail Event Stimulates Local Economy

The 7.1 mile Humdinger Trail Run took place March 2, 2012 and was a grand success with 408 racers participating! Part of the ...

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Volunteer Corps Help Cleanup

SGP in partnership with the Appalachian Coal Country Team (ACCT) will be hosting a National Civilian Community Corps...

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Greenway Efforts Highlighted

Our efforts to help Susquehanna river towns embrace the river and protect green open spaces along it are highlighted in the March 2012 edition of the ...

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West Branch Sojourn - May 19-24

Break out the paddles and get your campfire tales organized! Plans are in the works for a 6 day educational canoe/kayak trip along some of the most remote and lovely sections of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River!

Touted by National...

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Cleaner Water for West Branch

A new $13 million water remediation plant is treating more than 5
million gallons of highly acidic water, or Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), daily from an old coal mine in Cambria County.

The plant aids in the cleanup of an estimated 50-...

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Researchers on the River - Cynthia Venn

This article was featured in our February 2012 newsletter.

Students who work with Cynthia Venn, Professor of Geography and Geosciences at Bloomsburg University understand...

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Grant Workshops for Recreation/Conservation Projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, is offering workshops in February and March across the Commonwealth to prepare applicants to meet the requirements of our Community...

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Investing in River Towns - Marietta ArtHouse

Each month our e-newsletter features a local or regional business that calls the Susquehanna home. Learn more about how...

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National Geographic Highlights West Branch!

National Geographic Adventure has named the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Water Trail one of the...

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Danville Installs New Interpretive Signs

Danville's rich river history is now on display, as three new interpretive panels have been installed in three different community park spaces! 

Made possible by a grant from the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, the project involved...

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Researchers on the River - Carlos Iudica, Ph.D.

This article was featured in the January 2012 newsletter

When Dr. Iudica snaps on his rubber gloves he is ready for work, be it at the biology lab, crawling through a cave...

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Duncannon Installs New Greenway Signs

On New Years Eve, (before the unique, local countdown to the new year with a sled drop) Duncannon revelers checked out the newly installed Greenway River Town and...

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Middle Susquehanna Greenway Driving Tour

The Susquehanna River has been sending its waters and commerce to the Chesapeake Bay for thousands of years from Native American times, through the canal and industrial periods, and will continue to do so into the future. This driving tour will...

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Photo Contest - New Flood Category

Upload your digital photos that celebrate the Susquehanna River and her river towns as special places to treasure. While the river is often a beautiful and inviting resource, it is still part of a natural and dynamic water...

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