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 National Rivers: Pennsylvania River Law, on river conservation, river access, paddling, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, ...
Rivers cannot be closed or partially closed to appease adjacent landowners, or to appease people who want to dedicate the river to fishing only, or to make life easier for local law enforcement agencies.
But rivers that are navigable for title purposes are public land up to the ordinary high water mark, so that even when the river runs dry, people still have the right to walk along the bed of the river.
The National Rivers Website and the Rivers of Pennsylvania section are made possible by the generosity of the members of the National Organization for Rivers (NORS.) To start or extend your membership, go to NORS Memberships.
www.nationalrivers.org /states/pa-law.htm   (1398 words)

 Pennsylvania Geography
Pennsylvania is 283 miles long, from east to west, and 160 miles wide at its most distant points.
Pennsylvania is bordered by New York and Lake Erie to the north.
Average yearly precipitation for Pennsylvania, from 1961 to 1990, is shown on this chart from Oregon State University.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/pa_geography.htm   (332 words)

 Delaware River - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Image:Delaware river watershed.gif The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
William Penn delegated defence responsibilites of predominantly Quaker Pennsylvania to Delaware by setting the New Jersey border to the mean low tide line on the Jersey side of the river.
Its main tributaries in New York are Mongaup and Neversink rivers and Callicoon Creek; from Pennsylvania, Lackawaxen, Lehigh, and Schuylkill rivers; and from New Jersey, Rancocas Creek and Musconetcong and Maurice rivers.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/Delaware_River   (607 words)

 Environmental Organizations, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
Pennsylvania's largest private land conservation organization whose one essential purpose is to conserve water, land, and wildlife.
Organized in 1950 to serve as a collective voice of Pennsylvania's conservation districts, PACD provides districts with education and information to help them in their work in land and water conservation and represents districts at the state and national levels in soil, water, and related resource management.
The Pennsylvania Conservation Voters Education League (PCVEL) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide education and training to increase the effective participation of environmentally-minded citizens in the political arena and to educate Pennsylvania residents, policymakers, and the media about environmental issues.
www.carnegielibrary.org /subject/environment/orgs.html   (3669 words)

 Colorado River tops 2004 list of endangered rivers
The river wanders 1,500 miles from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, snaking across Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California before flowing into the Gulf of Baja in Mexico, although in most years it is little more than a trickle when it reaches its delta.
The Big Sunflower River in Mississippi, which was the most endangered river last year because of an Army Corps of Engineers pumping and dredging project that the group said would destroy wetlands and stir up toxins in the river bed, was No. 2 on the group's list.
American Rivers, a Washington-based nonprofit conservation group, says the rivers on the list are not necessarily the ones with the worst chronic problems, but those they say are most in peril because of toxic chemicals, severe water shortages and other problems.
www.uswaternews.com /archives/arcquality/4colorive5.html   (443 words)

 A Brief History of Philadelphia
Southwark, immediately on the river front, was marked by great wood-yards for supplying fuel before the days of anthracite coal, also by the sheds and yards of boat-builders and mast-makers, and by ship-builders' yards down to the site of the United States Navy Yard.
Port Richmond, occupying the Delaware River front to the north and northeast of Old Kensington, was brought into prominence by the establishment at that point of the tidewater terminus of the Reading R.R. Co. For its immense coal traffic by sea.
This at once began to improve the unproductive land in the vicinity; for the shipping-piers, the coal-depots, the engine-houses, workshops, offices, etc., were accompanied followed by a large increase of population the erection of dwellings, great activity and rapid progress in all respects.
www.ushistory.org /philadelphia/philadelphia.html   (1377 words)

 Susquehanna River (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The River drains a large watershed within the Allegheny Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains, cutting through water gaps in the lateral mountain ridges in a broad zigzag course to flow across the rural heartland of southeastern Pennsylvania, emptying in the North end of the Chesapeake Bay.
In the 18th century, William Penn, the founder of the Pennsylvania Colony, negotiated with the Lenape to allow white settlement in the Colony between the Delaware River and Susquehanna.
The name of the River comes from an Algonquian word for "muddy water." In the late colonial times the River became an increasingly important transportation corridor with the discovery of anthracite coal in its upper reaches in the mountains.
susquehanna-river.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (641 words)

 Rivers Conservation Camp Home
The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited is again offering its award winning Rivers Conservation and fly Fishing Youth Camp in June 2007 The camp is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council and hosted by the Cumberland Valley Chapter.
The faculty of the camp is a list of leaders in their respective fields.
The camp was to be sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited and hosted by the Cumberland Valley chapter.
www.riverscamp.com   (1154 words)

 Pennsylvania – history - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Pennsylvania – history - List of Items - MSN Encarta
On the night of July 19 a torrential rainstorm struck Johnstown, ultimately dropping 9 inches of rain on the valley city of 42,000 and on outlying communities in Pennsylvania's Cambria County.
Rivers rose, a dam burst, and roads and bridges were washed away over the night and the following two...
encarta.msn.com /refedlist_210095556_13/Johnstown_flood.html   (68 words)

 Rivers of Life: Resources - List of Links
Using the river as a classroom to focus on aquatic biology.
MRRC members are scientists, river managers, teachers, students, and individuals from private business and the general public who want to encourage both pure and applied research on the water and land resources of the Mississippi River and its watershed.
Mississippi River Parkway Commission The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) is a multi-state organization which works collectively to preserve, promote, and enhance the scenic, historic, and recreational resources of the Mississippi River, to foster economic growth in the corridor, and to develop the national, scenic and historic parkway known as the Great River Road.
cgee.hamline.edu /rivers/Resources/web/Links.html   (3349 words)

 Digital Tour, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Homestead, Pennsylvania
The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area developed an innovative DVD walking tour that is using portable DVD as an interpretive tool for visitors to the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.
Rivers of Steel chose to develop this particular technology in conjunction with traditional signage because management felt it allowed the visitor to interact with the landscape more freely.
List of partners and relationships: Glyph, Inc, the design firm, Continental Real Estate Companies, real estate company that owned the Waterfront at the time of this program’s development, and Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, the managing entity of the Steel Valley Trail initiative.
www.nps.gov /partnerships/rivers_of_steel.htm   (709 words)

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On this list you will also hear about our comments about what's going on in the Bigfoot field, and from time to time we will ask group discussion topics.
We invite discussion topics concerning the general wildlife, outdoor areas, creeks and rivers in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
You may at any time be unsubscribed and banned from the list for bad, rude, or other conduct that is unbecoming of an adult.
members.tripod.com /sasquatchsearch/e_list.htm   (209 words)

 Two California Rivers Make Most-Threatened List
The Washington, D.C.-based American Rivers group listed the Tuolumne as one of the nation’s 10 most threatened rivers out of concern that the proposed pipeline could increase the capacity for river water diversion to the San Francisco Bay Area by 70 percent.
American Rivers said the Santa Clara River, which runs from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Ventura County coast, is threatened by development of condominiums, shopping centers and other urban projects along its banks, including a planned 21,000-home project for the Newhall Ranch in northern Los Angeles County.
The annual list of rivers is based on nominations from thousands of local environmental groups and local governments about rivers that are “facing the most uncertain futures rather than those suffering from the worst chronic problems,” American Rivers said.
www.sacunion.com /pages/california/print/3982   (609 words)

 Lehigh River Fly Fishing - Rivers FlyFishing Guide Service and Fly Shops in Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Lehigh River begins high in the Pocono Mountains near the town of Gouldsboro and continues for 103 miles until it's confluence with the Delaware River at Easton.
This river really is one of the best kept secrets of Eastern trout fishing and, "I had no idea that something like this was here!" is an exclamation that we hear frequently.
Rivers is a full service Pennsylvania fly fishing store and guide service with two PA fly shops.
www.riversflyfishing.com /leh.php   (2388 words)

 Mon, Allegheny put on group's list of 10 most endangered rivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
According to the group's endangered rivers report, scheduled for release today, failure to reauthorize the federal trust fund, which is financed by royalties paid by mining companies, will short-circuit mine drainage treatment efforts and increase the amount of pollution reaching the two rivers from thousands of abandoned mines.
Nicholas said the rivers were nominated and listed together at No. 5 on the list of endangered rivers because they are "mirror images" of the abandoned mine drainage threat.
Deb Simko, watershed coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, said the organization of 90 watershed groups is also concerned about added pollution discharges into the Clarion and Kiskiminetas rivers, two tributaries of the Allegheny.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04105/300663.stm   (781 words)

 Wildlands Conservancy * * Rivers Programs * *
A study of the Jordan Creek and the preparation and publication of a comprehensive Jordan Creek Watershed Conservation Plan were the intended outcomes of the project.
The objective of the program is to conserve, restore and enhance Pennsylvania's rivers through partnership, education, awareness and stewardship.
The primary goals of the Jordan Creek Project are to restore the physical and biological health of the stream; establish management practices to prevent additional degradation of the stream; preserve critical cultural and natural resource areas within the watershed; and ultimately have the Jordan Creek listed on the Pennsylvania Rivers Registry.
www.wildlandspa.org /Rivers/nps_wmp_jcmp.html   (562 words)

 Stonycreek - Conemaugh River Improvement Project (SCRIP)
We've restored fisheries in large sections of the Stonycreek River, where we see a dramatic increase in fishing, whitewater boating and efforts to develop a trail along the river linking communities to the beautiful Stonycreek Canyon.
But these rivers are the route of the Mainline and Path of the Flood Trails, which are part of the Pennsylvania's Millennium Legacy Trail: The Pittsburgh-Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway.
Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come.
www.scrip.pa-conservation.org   (420 words)

 Mine runoff threatens rivers - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thousands of streams polluted by runoff from abandoned coal mines threaten the two Western Pennsylvania rivers, according to the report.
The Colorado River tops the list -- scheduled to be released during a 9 a.m.
American Rivers and other conservation groups want Congress to reauthorize the Abandoned Mine Trust Fund and to increase the amounts given to states with the most abandoned mines.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/news/s_189220.html   (490 words)

 Pennsylvania Game & Fish
Pennsylvania's huge state forest holdings are the perfect backdrop for a productive spring turkey hunt.
Pennsylvania's radical new buck management strategy is showing signs of success with more, bigger bucks harvested each season.
July is prime time for river muskies, which may be found in many large and small rivers and creeks above and below the state's major reservoirs and lakes.
pagameandfish.com   (572 words)

 Pennsylvania Water Trails
Long before airports, highways or even trains Pennsylvania's streams, rivers, and lakes provided a means of transportation for native inhabitants.
Pennsylvania Water Trails embrace the "Leave No Trace" code of outdoor ethics that promotes the responsible use and enjoyment of the outdoors.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is the sole agency to designate Official Pennsylvania Water Trails.
www.fish.state.pa.us /watertrails/trailindex.htm   (703 words)

 Local Bird Clubs ~ ABA Links ~ American Birding Association
Info-rich web site includes lists and distribution maps of the birds found in Minnesota, a list of 16 quality birding locations, an account or recent rare, unusual or interesting sightings.
Ohio Ornithological Society Welcoming backyard birdwatchers and researchers in the field alike, the Ohio Ornithological Society is the only statewide organization specifically devoted to fostering a deeper appreciation of wild birds, fellowship and collaboration in advancing our collective knowledge about them, and our ability to speak with one voice to preserve Ohio's bird habitats.
Pennsylvania: Three Rivers Birding Club Informative website includes info on recent bird sightings, birding hotspots with directions, outings, events calendar, discussion forums.
www.americanbirding.org /abalinks/linkspage1b.htm   (2104 words)

 Pennsylvania Council of the Blind - Main page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The aim of all our efforts is to encourage and assist people in achieving their potential as valued members of society.
PCB assistance, advocacy, and encouragement will be carried out in such areas as, but not limited to, all aspects of accessibility, transportation, education, and employment.
To contact those involved with The Pennsylvania Council Of the Blind or for blind happenings in Pennsylvania join the PCB-L email list.
www.pcb1.org   (144 words)

 PFC Handbook-List of Pennsylvania Fishing Waters Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This list has been compiled to familiarize the visitor as well as the local avid angler to the large number of fishing waters available in the Keystone State.
The list is broken down to county and alphabetically by water name.
Many of these waters listed are governed by special regulations.
www.bigdamfish.net /pfchb.html   (132 words)

 whitewater rafting pennsylvania white water rafting, Poconos rafting
Ohiopyle is Pennsylvania’s number one whitewater town located in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania with some of the best rafting companies in the state.
Pennsylvania white water rafting is a lot of fun.
Whitewater rafting in Pennsylvania can be a great family vacation but remember rafting is dangers so please take safety precautions.
www.pavacationrental.com /Pennsylvania-Rafting.htm   (210 words)

 Wild and Scenic Rivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Multiple listings of some rivers indicate more than one segment of the river is designated.
Crooked, BLM, Oregon -- Recreation on the Crooked River
Owyhee (North Fork), BLM -- Recreation on the Owyhee River
www.nps.gov /rivers/wildriverslist.html   (280 words)

 NHDES Watershed Management Bureau: Rivers Management and Protection Program (RMPP)
River Network's "Directory of Funding Sources for Grassroots River and Watershed Conservation Groups in New England and New York 1999-2000"
Legislative updates about special programs; Links to congressional and presidential E-mail; the "River Web", a coalition of 3000 grassroots river groups in the US; and "Earthshare", a federation of national and local environmental and conservation charities in the US.
This system ensures that certain US rivers which possess outstanding natural resources, are preserved in free-flowing condition and protected for future generations.
www.des.state.nh.us /rivers/link-1.htm   (257 words)

 Wildlife Habitat Council - Three Rivers Habitat Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The most effective 'garden' design for birds is a space that mimics the natural woodlands or fields of western Pennsylvania.
This is best achieved by choosing plants from the diverse native plant palette for our area.
When designing a woodland, be sure to include all three layers--large trees, small trees and shrubs, and an herbaceous layer of plants.
www.wildlifehc.org /threerivers/wings_of_wonder/birdtable1.cfm   (115 words)

 West Virginia White Water Rafting with Rivers Whitewater Resort
Armstrong was not talking about flying jet fighters, or putting a brand new jet plane through its paces at faster than the speed of sound to see if it would work, nor being the first man to set foot on the moon.
It is ranked the number 2 whitewater river in the United States and number 7 in the world.
This stretch of river drops an average of 28 feet per mile.
www.riversresort.com /gauley_river.html   (635 words)

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