Support the Schuylkill River Sojourn
The Schuylkill River Sojourn has drawn attention to the Schuylkill River as this region's most valuable natural and recreational resource for 18 years. Your donation helps us support it.
Prefer to pay by check? Please make checks payable to the Schuylkill River Greenway Assn., 140 College Dr., Pottstown, PA. Be sure to write Schuylkill River Sojourn in the memo line.
Research shows that people who paddle a river are often inspired to protect it. The sojourn encourages river recreation and has proven success in building region-wide awareness about the value of the Schuylkill River, which provides drinking water for over 1.5 million, and is essential to the region’s future economic viability. In April 2016, the Schuylkill River Sojourn won a national Public Outreach Project Award from the American Society for Environmental History Your donation helps us continue to build river advocates.
Click here to view 2017 Sponsorship Levels and Opportunities. New this year is an opportunity to serve as a presenting sponsor!
All donors will be listed in the 18th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn program book that will be distributed to all participants.
About the Sojourn
- What is the Sojourn? It is an annual 7-day, 112-mile guided canoe/kayak tour that takes paddlers from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia. At lunch and evening stops, the public is invited to programs on local culture, history or the environment. The 2017 sojourn, from June 3-9, will feature programs that focus on river conservation.
- Who participates? Each year, about 200 paddlers take all or part of the journey, and many more attend evening programs. Over 3,500 registrants from 25 states and Canada, France, New Zealand and Switzerlandhave participated since its inception in 1999. Over 100 partners provide meals, programming, financial contributions and other support. The event is widely covered by the media.
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