How often do you get the chance to positively impact the health of your favorite river? Most of us want to help, but conservation takes time. Sure, we pick up trash, release most of our trout and take care of the stream. Many of us also donate time and money, hoping to see our favorite watershed improve as we leave something better than the way we found it. Sometimes, though, our efforts seem small. So here’s a way you can do something big!
Vote for DCNR’s Pennsylvania River of the Year. (Link Removed in 2018)
For the past twenty years, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has annually recognized one river as the River of the Year. This recognition is done to raise awareness of the important recreational, ecological, and historical resources associated with the state’s rivers and streams. — DCNR
There are five nominees, and my ballot is no secret. I voted for the Little Juniata River.
I asked my friend, Bill Anderson (president of the Little Juniata River Association) what receiving River of the Year might mean for the Little J. What is the main benefit? Bill told me that the big fat check for $10,000 is a good start! (I paraphrased that.)
Trust me, Bill and the LJRA know how to make the most of those funds. They’ve been improving and protecting the trout fishery of the Little Juniata River for decades.
Voting ends December 22, and to this date, over 5000 votes have been cast.
Here are the nominees. (Link removed in 2018)
Here is the River of the Year home page. (Link removed in 2018)
Here is where you can vote. (Link removed in 2018)
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Enjoy the day
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