Introducing "Pennsylvania Legacies"

Davitt Woodwell presents PEC's podcast titled "Pennsylvania Legacies," an interview series with individuals working to solve some of the biggest environmental and conservation issues in the Commonwealth.

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Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum Gathers at Susquehanna Warrior Trail

August 17, 2016
Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum Gathers at Susquehanna Warrior Trail

Thirty individuals representing 18 organizations gathered at the Shickshinny Fire Department on Aug. 5 for the Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum, an opportunity for trail groups to share ideas and network with their peers. Hosted by the Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council,...

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Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

August 22, 2016
Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

Hiking along the Frost Hollow Trail in Lackawanna State Park PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney and her husband Terry found themselves discussing ways to attract the region’s college students to the enriching outdoor opportunities available in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Terry, Professor...

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PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

August 18, 2016
PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 18, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The environmental priorities facing Pennsylvania and state regulators are the subject of discussion in August’s edition of “Environmental Focus,” the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) monthly environmental...

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Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced

August 12, 2016
Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced

NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners SAVE THE DATE for the – “26th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” The dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Luzerne — The Northeast Environmental...

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Existing Dams at State Parks to be Evaluated for Hydroelectric Projects

August 4, 2016
Existing Dams at State Parks to be Evaluated for Hydroelectric Projects

FOR  IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lindsay Baxter, Pennsylvania Environmental Council 412-481-9400, lbaxter@pecpa.org Barb Robuck, West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund 814-865-7380, wppsef@ems.psu.edu Pittsburgh — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the West Penn...

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Energy & Climate

Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Awarded Tree-Planting Grant

July 11, 2016
Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Awarded Tree-Planting Grant

As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), PEC and Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful (KNEPAB) have access to various unique grant-funding opportunities. We are pleased to announce a recent partnership with the Dupont Lions Club and Dupont Borough on an...

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Summer Events Along the Schuylkill Connect Communities to the River

July 27, 2016
Summer Events Along the Schuylkill Connect Communities to the River

Through a series of Schuylkill River Town Program (SRTP) bike rides, paddle trips, and more, the summer along the river and its trail is in full swing. Hosted by local business owner Mark Vaughn of Riverbend Cycles, Schuylkill River Towns...

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Introducing PEC’s Interactive Water Resource Mapping System

July 19, 2016
Introducing PEC’s Interactive Water Resource Mapping System

PEC staff works with numerous partners across the state to help build local stewards for Pennsylvania’s varied natural resources including land and water trails, forests, and watersheds. Through these efforts, we have worked on developing user-friendly tools to help residents...

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Busman’s Holiday

July 11, 2016
Busman’s Holiday

While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

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Laurel Highlands Trails Summit

June 27, 2016
Laurel Highlands Trails Summit

  Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority Somerset County The National Road Heritage Corridor The Progress Fund Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation   The Laurel Highlands Trails Summit, a workshop to empower trail stakeholders to build community investment and...

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Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

July 11, 2016
Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Frawley to its staff as a Program Coordinator for Trails and Recreation. Frawley comes to PEC having worked most recently as the Greenways Coordinator for...

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K&T Rail Trail Evolves from Brownfield to Multi-Purpose Trail

July 8, 2016
K&T Rail Trail Evolves from Brownfield to Multi-Purpose Trail

When it comes to PEC’s role in developing projects, it can sometimes be a difficult one to describe, but an extremely gratifying role, nonetheless. So as I watched Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and former Congressman Robert Borski break ground on...

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Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Conservation Through Cooperation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

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