Allegheny National Forest commemorates 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Contact(s): Collin Shephard

The Allegheny National Forest is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with a reveal ceremony for a scale model timber raft display at the Marienville Ranger District office (131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA) on October 2, 2018.  The scale model timber raft was handcrafted by the Toy Shoppe of Warren and is a replica of those used during the 19th century to float timber down the Allegheny and Clarion Rivers, both now part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

The ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 1:00 p.m.  The unveiling of the scale model timber raft will occur 50 years to the day after President Lyndon B. Johnson made his remarks upon signing four bills related to conservation and outdoor recreation, including both the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Trails System Act.

The raft is the creation of a joint effort between the Toy Shoppe of Warren, Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council, Eastern National Forests Interpretive Association, and the Allegheny National Forest.