This is a fun thing to do. In the world of chaos in which we live, it’s nice to just sit back and take your mind off everything by selecting the best river in your region! That’s exactly what residents of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania are being invited to do with the 2012 Pennsylvania River of the Year competition – pick the best river around. The choice is between the following four rivers: the Kiskiminetas River, Middle Monongahela River, Upper Juniata River or the Stonycreek River. Last year the Delaware River took home the award.
This marks the second consecutive year that the decision will be made based on the public’s say. The competition has been in place since 1983. It is a way of increasing the public’s awareness of rivers in the region. According to Richard J. Allan (secretary for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources), “we think the spirit of competition rallies community support for our waterways and helps to highlight the many great rivers we are fortunate to have in Pennsylvania.” To place your vote, visit: http://pawatersheds.org/vote before December 31, 2011.