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Canoeing and Kayaking Pennsylvania's Scenic Waterways in the Age of Climate Change


​​The great American conservationist, Aldo Leopold, wrote these words in 1940 as development began to swallow up his favorite wilderness areas:

“…perhaps our grandsons, having never seen a wild river, will never miss the chance to set a canoe in singing waters…..glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in.”

But unlike the wilderness waters of the Midwest that this great American conservationist feared lost, waterways that course through Pennsylvania’s state forestlands will remain forever wild.

Your grandchildren’s grandchildren will have this wild country to be young in. No future generation will miss the opportunity to set a canoe in our singing waters, and the music of these waters will only grow sweeter through the ages.

Navigating our wild waterways is not without risk, however, and boaters must take heed.

Continue reading this article, originally published by Pennsylvania DCNR