WPC Invites Outdoor Enthusiasts to Register for the 2010 Allegheny River Sojourn
Thu, Apr 1st 2010, 14:59. Filed under News Releases.
Pittsburgh, PA – April 1, 2010 - The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) invites nature lovers to take a scenic canoe trip down the Allegheny River by registering for WPC’s annual River Sojourn on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. Open to the general public as well as WPC members, the event begins in Warren, Pa. and ends at Indian Waters Livery, located a few miles north of Tidioute, Pa.
The trip includes activities and presentations that are centered on the theme “Soaring Down the Allegheny.” The upper Allegheny River is home to a variety of unique and interesting birds. Since the 1970s, bald eagles have been making a strong comeback in this region, and populations of great blue herons are on the rise. Come learn more about the birds that depend on the Allegheny River for their survival.
Registration for the River Sojourn, which costs $60 for one day and $90 for both days, includes daily meals, entertainment, canoes and shuttle service. Participants are responsible for their own overnight accommodations. The first day of the trip covers nine miles, from Allegheny Outfitters in Warren to Buckaloons Recreation Area. On the second day, participants will travel 10 miles and will float past some of the Allegheny River’s designated National Forest Islands.
Since the 1960s, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has worked to protect the Allegheny River, its tributaries and wildlife. Over the decades, the Conservancy has protected 22 river islands totaling more than 500 acres and has also conserved 19,500 acres of shoreline, floodplain, valley slope and tributary watersheds.
Sponsors for the sojourn include Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Indian Waters Canoe and Kayak Rental, Pennsylvania American Water, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
To register for the sojourn or for more information, go to WaterLandLife.org/287 or contact Kelly Horrell at (724) 459-0953 ext. 113. The registration deadline is Friday, May 28, 2010.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC established six state parks and has conserved more than 228,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 10,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
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