River Town Resources

About River Town Resources

For Visitor Resources, including brochures, an outdoor recreation guide, and links to regional tourism agencies, click here.

The River Town Program provides resources to the small businesses, community organizations, and municipal governments in the towns in which it works. Listed resources are organized by audience. We have also listed helpful resources for planning river sojourns below.


Mon River Valley Five Year Action Agenda, Capturing the Opportunities in the Mon River Valley

2012 Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Annual reports on River Town Program

2013 Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Annual reports on River Town Program

2014 Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Annual reports on River Town Program


Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau has completed a comprehensive, in-depth look at visitors to the region, including the counties of Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland. This research area overlaps with much of the Mon River Valley.



Resources for Small Business

Resources for Communities

Resources for Municipalities

River Sojourn Planning Resources



Procedure for Lockage for Canoes and Kayaks
Locking through along the Monongahela River may entail different approaches.  Some of the locks do not have floating cylinders as explained in this outlined procedure and instead require ropes from lockmasters.  We recommend checking with the Army Corps of Engineers prior to planning a paddle that requires locking through.  Remember though the pools of the beautiful Monongahela River offer great paddles without locking through. 

Click here to download the guide.


Investment Opportunities Throughout the Mon River Valley
There are dozens of investment opportunities throughout the Mon River Valley.  We are listing some here and are always willing to list any available commercial opportunities.  Contact Cathy McCollom, River Town Program director, at csm@mccollomds.com should you have a commercial or industrial property you would like to add to this listing.

Mon Valley Properties

Realtor Presentation

Three Rivers Paddling Club

Organization of river trips and other social outdoor recreation.
Promotion of safety and improvement of skills through organized instruction.
Promotion of river conservation and recreational access.
Exchange of information relevant to paddlers, such as river guides, trip reports, equipment ideas and safety advice.
Facebook: yes
Membership: yes


Three Rivers Rowing Association

We develop and deliver safe, sustainable programs and events that teach and promote the benefits of rowing and paddling to our diverse community.
Facebook: Yes
Membership: Yes


Dynamic Paddlers

Dynamic Paddlers specializes in adaptive kayak instruction for people with disabilities and their able-bodied family and friends.
Facebook: Yes
Membership: N/A


Friends of The Riverfront—Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Increasing awareness and engagement with the Pittsburgh region’s rivers and riverfronts through activities, stewardship, and expansion of water and land trails.
The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a multi-use riverfront trail system in the Pittsburgh region. This 24-mile nonlinear trail has segments on both banks of Pittsburgh’s three rivers with access to city neighborhoods, business districts, and local attractions. The trail promotes a healthy lifestyle, is popular for recreation,  and provides a safe route for commuters.
Facebook: Yes (Friends of Riverfront….Three Rivers Heritage Trail is just a checkpoint
Membership: N/A


Allegheny River Development Corporation

*Keep the Locks and Dams on the Allegheny River Operational and secure by seeking the necessary funding.
*Maximize the Hours of Operation of the locks for ALL users.
*Promote River Recreational Boating and to lobby for equal representation in governmental spending.
*Promote Commercial Navigation by keeping the navigable channels open and secure.
*Promote Economic Growth as it pertains to Recreational and Commercial Navigation in the communities that border the Allegheny.
Facebook: Yes
Membership: Yes


Marianna Outdoorsmen Association

We strive to promote the great outdoors and rich heritage of southwestern Pa through the annual events listed below.
1. Marianna Canoe Race
2. Stream Clean-ups
3. Multiple spring trout stockings
4. High school scholarships
5. Summer Catfish stocking
6. Golf outing
7. Veteran fishing day
8. Fall trout stocking
9. Fall trout derby
10. Mall shows
Facebook Yes:
Membership Yes:
Web site: None as of August 2016


Green Cove Marina

Green Cove Marina has been under the same family management since 1973, and has grown into one of the largest and most desirable family oriented, full service marinas on the Jersey Shore. A true destination marina, Green Cove offers plenty of amenities and activities for your family to enjoy.
Facebook: Yes
Membership: N/A
Facebook page:


Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau

Offers some of the most spectacular natural scenery, outstanding outdoor recreation venues, historic sites & attractions, family activities, and world-class resorts.
Facebook: Yes
Membership: No


Upper Monongahela River Association

The purpose of the Upper Monongahela River Association (UMRA) is to promote the general development of the Upper Monongahela River, primarily in West Virginia.
Facebook: No
Membership: No


Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers

At its heart, POWR is a membership organization. As a network of local watershed groups advancing protection and enjoyment of Pennsylvania’s watersheds, we connect and build capacity, support and shared values among our members through various services.
Facebook: No
Membership: Yes


PA Land Trust Association

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association seeks to protect Pennsylvania’s special places and landscapes for all generations to come. To increase the quality and pace of land conservation, PALTA helps conservation practitioners improve their work.
Facebook: Yes
Membership: N/A can sign up for account on their website


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