Clarion River to be memorialized in stamp

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Brian Stockman
Staff Writer

The Clarion River has long been recognized as being among the nation’s most “Wild and Scenic Rivers,” and now it will be honored in a United States Postal Service series stamp.
The 2019 release date of the stamp, which will show the river during fall, has yet to be announced.
The Postal Service said the issuance celebrates such rivers as the Clarion, which are exceptional American streams that run freely through natural landscapes without man-made alterations. The stamps represent a dozen different designs and features photographs that represent the more than 200 rivers or river segments designated within the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 
The Clarion River has been the center of much attention this year, as it is also in competition to be “2019 River of the Year” for Pennsylvania under a Governor Wolf administration program. Those interested can vote for the Clarion until Jan. 7, 2019 at
The Clarion River is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and runs through Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks. The entire river, however, has not earned that designation. There are 17.1 miles of the river designated as scenic; 34.6 as recreational for a total of 51.7 miles.