Stay tuned for Updates and Email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susquehanna River Honor Journey – 2014
Upcoming Events – so far…
Created by Toveah Mirot - Total: 3 Hours, 45 Minutes
“The Susquehanna is for Lovers, (and All Others)! “ Parts 1 to 16 webisodes (plus an extra longer version of Intro for boomers with long attention spans) Parts 7 & 8 are combined, so total is 16 videos. Created for: The Susquehanna River Honor Journey – 2014
Only 3 days left to watch, send comments (post under YouTube videos), and win a free dinner!! Of course you can still watch it after the close of the Susquehanna River Honor Journey/Solstice…I love to cook, so hope someone will send feedback on all 16 parts and win the prize! Thanks, everyone!
Saturday, June 21, 2 – 9 pm - 234 N. Front St. – John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville, Pennsylvenia - Music: Nick DeSanto (one man band), Bobbie CarMitchell, Vinegar Creek Constituency will perform etc….
Southern Branch Honor Paddle (Part of SRHJ 2014) - May 25 – May 31
May 25 – Shikellamy State Park, the Point, meet 8am, River Honor Gratitude Ceremony 9am, Launch 10am -3 day paddle to City Island, Harrisburg (Middle Susquehanna River Water Trail). We will be island hopping between primitive camp sites.
May 28 – City Island, Harrisburg, Meet at Susquehanna Outfitters 8am, River Honor Gratitude Ceremony 9am; Launch (just south of Dock St. dam) 10am; aprox. 20 mi paddle to Marietta camp site.
May 29 – Columbia River Park Access, Gratitude Ceremony 9am, Launch 10 am. 2 day paddle, with 2 nights primitive camping.
May 31 – Broad Creek Access, meet 8am, River Honor Gratitude Ceremony 9am, Launch 10am aprox. 16 mi paddle to Milliard Tydings Memorial Park, Havre de Grace Md. River Honor Gratitude Ceremony, time TBA
From the Mighty Susquehanna, Michael R Helfrich - Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER®
The Susquehanna River Honor Journey is a networking platform for individuals & groups to share their efforts, ideas, art & media to help Honor & Heal the Susquehanna River. Stay tuned for 2014 Upcoming Susquehanna River Honor Journey Dates & Events!
If you have an event idea, or are planning one…
Let us know about your event ideas or planned events, which may include relay walking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, gatherings, celebrations, educational rallies, artistic or theatrical performances, art showings, ceremonies, river blessings by faith communities, etc.. Your information will be posted on this website, so that others can participate, coordinate and network with you.
Email us at email@example.com with the following information (if needed), so we can publicize your Event or Journey: Name of Event, Date(s) & Time(s) of Event, Location and/or Route of Event, Description of Event, Contact Person, Email, Organization, etc. You can also email us images and photos of your event to post before & after the event. We will contact you soon.
The first Susquehanna River Honor Journey and its events started on May 25th, 2013 and spanned from the North & West sources of its branches, to the mouth of the River at Chesapeake Bay in Havre De Grace, Maryland, and ended on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Its purpose was to educate and empower the public to help honor, preserve, support and heal the Susquehanna River, so the river can continue to share its waters with future generations of life. Along the River Way and at towns and cities that touch its shores from the Sources to the Sea, there was continuous Journey events (at different locations and times) of walking, kayaking, canoeing, biking, gatherings, celebrations, river clean-ups, educational rallies, artistic or theatrical performances, art showings, Native American ceremonies, river ceremonies – spiritual, interfaith, and secular…
The environmental group American Rivers named the Susquehanna “America’s Most Endangered River for 2005″ because of the excessive pollution it receives. The pollution in the Susquehanna river is caused by excess animal manure from farming, agricultural runoff, urban and suburban storm water runoff, raw or inadequately treated sewage, and hazardous industrial waste from past & present mining operations and hydraulic fracking.
On June 17, 2013, during the Susquehanna River Honor Journey – Riverkeeper, Michael Helfrich, presented a lecture “Man’s Impact on the Natural Susquehanna”, at Shank’s Mare Outfitters in Wrightsville. PA.
Note: the Conestoga River drains into the Susquehanna River and is a source of pollution (farm waste, municipal waste & overflow, chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides…) to the River.
What You Can Do to Honor & Heal the Susquehanna River
The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper has a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including helping with cleanups, volunteering at special events, collecting biological data, office work and more. Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to stay informed about upcoming events & volunteer opportunities.
For Lower Susquehanna River Action Alerts:
Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna, Inc. (SOLS), is a non-profit watershed association that focuses on identifying sources of pollution and enforcing environmental laws. It is composed of friends, neighbors, outdoorsmen, recreationalists, and families who want safe drinking water, sustainable use of natural resources, and the ability to fish and swim in the Susquehanna River and her tributaries.
Check out the “Susquehanna River Environmental Issues / Links” section of our website for more Issues, Info & Actions !