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Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmen...

Susquehanna River Keeper Carol Parenzan
Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmental Excellence LEWISBURG (March 28, 2017) – In just one short year, Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper® Carol Parenzan has made a big splash. On Tuesday, March 21, the Union County Conservation District awarded Parenzan with its Director’s Award for Environmental Excellence. “This award,” shares Bill Deitrick [...]

SEIC Report from Fredericksburg

SEIC Meeting in Fredericksburg with the ACA 2
Greetings from Fredericksburg! I had an awesome time visiting the ACA headquarters. It was great to finally meet the staff members in person and it’s always great to connect with others who love the water as much as I do! If you get a chance to head down it is well worth the trip. The town itself was the boyhood home of George Washington and [...]

Bridges Over Troubled Water

Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, in partnership with Susquehanna Life Magazine, presents the first “Bridges Over Troubled Water,” a one-day motorbus tour of the watershed to covered bridges and local vineyards. Along the way, we’ll learn about some of the environmental concerns in the river valley while being coached in wine-tasting skills. We’ll be treated to the home-made goodies of Salty & Baked, and we’ll nurture our brain cells and our bellies at Le Jeune Chef at Penn College, where we’ll engage in a learning lunch focused on food and wine pairing. And all of this for a good cause – to support the work of your Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper – and, of course, our Earth. Seating is limited to just 55 people and tickets are going fast! To reserve your seat on the bus and your place at the table, please contact Carol at 570-768-6300 or midsusriver@gmail.com Living every day as Earth Day – Carol P.S. Please share this announcement with friends and family!
What’s better than Earth Day with friends? Earth Day with friends, wine, covered bridges, and great food! Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, in partnership with Susquehanna Life Magazine, presents the first “Bridges Over Troubled Water,” a one-day motorbus tour of the watershed to covered bridges and local vineyards. Along the way, we’ll learn a [...]

2017-2019 Education Director Steve Sa...

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Introducing Steve Sassaman ACA-PA Education Director It’s my pleasure to welcome Steve into the ACA-PA Executive Council. Currently I’ve not met Steve, but he has a great first name that I’m fond of. He also looks like he is excited about paddle sports and that is exactly what Pennsylvania needs to get the word out about the [...]

2017-2019 Stewardship Director Carol ...

ACA-PA Stewardship Director Carol Parenzan
Introducing Carol Parenzan ACA-PA Stewardship Director It’s my pleasure to welcome Carol as the ACA-PA Stewardship Director. She is an incredibly hardworking woman and is devoted to Pennsylvania waterways and overall water quality and health of rivers in general.  -Steve Barber ACA-PA State Director Carol Parenzan ACA-PA Stewardship Dir [...]

Kayak Roll Sessions at Uniontown High...

Kayaking Roll Session at Uniontown High School
Kayak Roll Sessions are happening at Uniontown High School.     Roll sessions are the gateway into kayaking. It’s such a fantastic gateway into the world of whitewater and fortunately for the kids at Uniontown High School the Youghiogheny River is 17 miles away. The Youghiogheny River has multiple sections for for kayakers o [...]

Cheat River Festival 2016

The annual Cheat River Festival is a celebration of new life, that which comes each Spring and the new life that can be found in the Cheat River watershed. Cheat Fest is Friends of the Cheat’s annual fundraiser which helps us advance our watershed projects and supports the organization’s administrative costs. Rain or shine, Cheat Fest is alw [...]

ACA State Director for Pennsylvania S...

Deep Creek Lake Management Public Hearing, American Canoe Association Pennsylvania State Director
I’m proud to be representing the ACA and the whitewater community at the Deep Creek Lake Public Hearing. Full meeting audio: Learn more about the Deep Creek Lake Water Management Plan from another post. Below is some personal experiences from the Upper Yough. My name is Steve Barber and I’m currently the American Canoe Associat [...]

Deep Creek Water Management Public He...

Upper Yough, Upper Youghiogheny River, Friendsville, Trout Unlimited, Ken's Irish Pub, Precision Rafting, Wilderness Voyageurs, Friends of Deep Creek Lake, American Whitewater, Three Rivers Paddling Club, American Canoe Association, Garrett County MD. Garrett County Government, Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan, Unit4media
Deep Creek Lake landowners are wanting to reduce releases for the Upper Yough. Upper Yough in the Fall by Jeff Macklin   Recently a small but powerful group of land owners in the back coves of Deep Creek Lake have been trying to reduce the number and type of whitewater releases on the Upper Section of the Youghiogheny. Their main concern [...]

The Telfer Lower with Les Bechdel

Les Bechdel ACA Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
Developed by bridging the world of climbing and river running, the Telfer Lower is a hybrid technique for extraction on the river. Seems only right for ACA-PA to feature this whitewater professional nurtured by the great state of Pennsylvania, Les Bechdel. He attended Penn State and the whitewater curriculum he teaches presently finds his cla [...]

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6th Annual River Cleanup

May 6, 2017, 9:00am - May 6, 2017, 12:00pm

Come out and join us for the 6th Annual Spring Cleanup on the Susquehanna River! Please register at www.susquehannacleanup.com/volunteer-sign-up.html and you will be added to our email list and receive periodic updates leading up to the cleanup. The main effort occurs between Lewisburg and Sunbury with the majority of onfoot work below Sunbury.

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Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc. with Susquehanna Life Magazines hosted its first "Bridges Over Troubled Water" event on Earth Day. Carol Parenzan, Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, serves as the ACA-Pennsylvania Stewardship Director.

Swim. Drink. Fish. Paddle. Play.
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Building Bridges of Awareness We had a wonderful Earth Day as we celebrated our Susquehanna River during our "Bridges Over Troubled Water" event on Saturday. Thank you to those that rode, swirled and swished, spoke, served, drove, prepared, wrote, delivered, and cared about the watershed. A special thanks to my newly-introduced third cousin Ann Nowaskie for taking and sharing these photos. It's a small world! And thank you to our new AmeriCorps VISTA Tina Hayes for making sure everything ran smoothly throughout the day. Another trip is in the works, and if you were unable to join us on this adventure but would like to be roll with us on another river journey, please let us know so we can add you to the interested-in-attending list. Thank you to: Susquehanna Life Magazines Susquehanna Trailways Spyglass Ridge Winery Salty & Baked Union County Conservation District Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy (Ryan Sabo) Le Jeune Chef at Penn College BucknellU (Gary Grant) Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery Fero Vineyards And Winery Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyards Susquehanna River Valley

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Your ACA-Pennsylvania Stewardship Director speaking up for our rivers in Harrisburg. ...

Speaking for Our River on Capitol Hill Thank you to my colleagues at Choose Clean Water for the opportunity to bring voice to our Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay during our Pennsylvania Lobby Days on Monday. It was an honor to share our story and ask for continued support for all the agencies and organizations that put people before profits, and our river before funding reductions. Thank you for loving your river.

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  • Susquehanna River Keeper Carol Parenzan

    Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmental Excellence

    Riverkeeper Recognized for Environmental Excellence

    LEWISBURG (March 28, 2017) – In just one short year, Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper [...]

  • Cheat River Festival 2016

    The annual Cheat River Festival is a celebration of new life, that which comes each Spring and the new life that can be found in the Ch [...]

  • Justin Padgett ACA Swiftwater Rescue Instructor

    Spinal Immobilization in a River with Justin Padgett

    Possible spinal injuries on the river can be a terrifying thought but, using the water to assist  your situation could make all the diff [...]

  • Justin Padgett discussing shoulder dislocation

    Shoulder Dislocation with Justin Padgett

    The dislocated shoulder is an injury that can happen to any boater and most likely will.
    If you have never had a dislocated shoulder tha [...]

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