Resources

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Bill Tracker

Here you’ll find information, analysis, important dates, and status updates on pending state legislation and regulation that affects environmental and conservation efforts in Pennsylvania. Click here for more information.

Sojourn Organizer’s Guide

Here you’ll find POWR’s Sojourn Organizers Guide. An introductory manual to organizing a sojourn event on your waterway.

This Guide is currently being updated and a new version will be uploaded to the site once complete.

Safety is Key

Please take the time to visit the resources of our Partner – The American Canoe Association for some great safety tips for your sojourn planning.

https://www.americancanoe.org/page/Resources

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has six regional offices, with Law Enforcement and Outreach & Education services available.

Contact Law Enforcement for Commission regulations, permits, and other fishing and boating information.

Contact Outreach & Education for boating safety, education, and other fishing and boating programs.

Locations, hours, and contact information for each regional office can be found here

Free copies of the brochure A SmartStart for Safe Paddling can be obtained for distribution to your sojourn participants by contacting the Bureau of Outreach, Education and Marketing at 717-705-7835.

PA Association of Conservation Districts

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) works to enhance locally led efforts that support the wise use of the state’s natural resources. The PACD primarily serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania’s 66 county conservation districts. Over the years the Association has played an integral part in shaping the modern conservation district by providing advocacy, education and training, program coordination and facilitation to districts and their constituents.

PACD created a series of templates to help conservation districts promote their projects. These templates are available for conservation districts to adapt and use to promote their projects throughout the year!

This toolkit covers an on-the-ground stream restoration project, a post-project tour, and a new staff person being hired:  https://pacd.org/?page_id=18361

The PACD legislative toolbox provides information designed to encourage a meaningful relationship with elected leaders.

The toolbox includes tips on meeting with legislators, hosting a legislative event, a sample invitation and press release, an explanation of the Pennsylvania budget process, information on how a bill becomes a law, advice on building a support base, and working with your local media: https://pacd.org/?page_id=95