The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced this week the Lehigh River as the state's River of the Year for 2007 and will create a Rivers Month poster of the Lehigh in June.
DCNR annually designates a river to laud local residents, governments, nonprofit and conservation organizations working to improve waterways and the quality of life in their watersheds across the state.
An annual River Sojourn, sponsored by the Wildlands Conservancy in Lower Macungie Township, is planned for June 22-27. For details on the sojourn, as well as other activities involving the Lehigh River throughout the year, visit the conservancy's Web site at http://www.wildlandspa.org .
For more information on DCNR's rivers program, visit http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us and click on ''Rivers.'' For more details on sojourns planned for at least 11 other state waterways, visit www.pawatersheds.org.