LEWISBURG, PA (August 25, 2023) – The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the 2024 Susquehanna Greenway Outdoor Expo, a community event to be held in Sunbury, PA on August 3, 2024.
Hosted annually at the Shikellamy State Park Marina, a treasured state park located on an island at the confluence of the North and West branches of the Susquehanna River, the Susquehanna Greenway Outdoor Expo celebrates all things outdoor recreation—convening industry experts, outdoor professionals, and non-profit partners to share their tools, knowledge, gear, and resources with the recreating public.
In total, 50+ vendors from across the state participate and offer a full slate of workshops, presentations, gear demos, and music performances—all at no cost to the public.
The Susquehanna Greenway Outdoor Expo exemplifies SGP’s role as a facilitator. SGP’s services and programs serve as a thread that links adventurers to everything they need to explore the outdoors along the Greenway including the area’s outfitters, heritage areas, outdoor clubs, and so much more.
“SGP is so grateful for the support of the PPL Foundation,” explains SGP Executive Director, Corey Ellison. “This grant will allow us to provide additional educational programming related to conservation and the outdoors right at the event—something that the state park has recognized as a need to be fulfilled in our region.”
Past programs of the event have included Native American storytelling, live wildlife programs, intro to underwater photography talks, lumber history presentations, as well as kayak lessons, intro to fly fishing, disc golf basics, and other activities tailored to both adults and children.
Beyond the Outdoor Expo, SGP works year-round to address gaps in access to outdoor recreation and build pathways of connection along the Susquehanna River.
From collaborating with local and county partners to advance new park, trail, and open space projects, to creating maps and hosting unique events that guide the public on outdoor adventures, SGP works to grow connections along the Susquehanna Greenway and introduce people to the outdoors in meaningful ways.
Those interested in attending or exhibiting at the Susquehanna Greenway Outdoor Expo may learn more by visiting susquehannaexpo.com.
The Susquehanna Greenway Outdoor Expo is also funded in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.
About the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
The Susquehanna Greenway is a corridor of connected trails, parks, river access points, and communities, linking people to the natural and cultural treasures of the Susquehanna River within Pennsylvania. The mission of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is to continue to grow the Greenway by building connections along the Susquehanna River, inspiring people to engage with the outdoors, and transforming communities into places where people want to live, work, and explore.
About the PPL Foundation
The PPL Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization formed to support community initiatives in the areas served by PPL Corporation’s utilities. Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are engaged in innovative and groundbreaking work to create vibrant, sustainable communities; advance diversity, equity and inclusion; and support children’s success from cradle to career in both Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Learn more at pplcares.com. Learn more at pplcares.com.