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Friday, June 9, 2017

Event Near Eldred, PA, To Celebrate The Allegheny River, Pennsylvania's River Of The Year

Come Celebrate !

An upcoming event on Saturday, June 17 will celebrate the Allegheny River - Pennsylvania’s River of the Year !

Visit the northernmost stretch of the Allegheny River near Eldred, PA.

Family Friendly Activities, River Paddle, River Clean-Up

FREE Lunch, FREE Paddlers Shuttle

Events Start at 9:30 am

· Allegheny Activities: C. Johnson Property: 2.2 miles on Artline Rd., from Barnum Rd. (watch for signs). Family friendly events include River Ratings-water quality & river life; Lowland Forestry-learn about riverside tree & shrub species; Fly Fishing & Casting; and a Riparian Tree Planting for River Health

· Learn to Canoe River Float and Clean-Up: River access behind Eldred VFW, intersection of Prentisvale and West Eldred Rd.– Paddling lessons, canoes for loan, river clean-up while floating to Johnson Property for lunch and activities (approximately 2 hours)

Need more information? Call the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4001

Local event sponsors include the Otto-Eldred School District, McKean County Conservation District, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Seneca Trout Unlimited.

Platinum level sponsors for River of the Year Events include Allegheny Outfitters, Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, Inscale Architects, Oil Region Alliance, PA DCNR, Penn Soil RC&D Council, Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers, Pennsylvania Wilds Center, Redhorse Environmental, LLC, Venango Co. Conservation District, and Warren County Visitors Bureau.

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