Second Annual Trail Symposium

April 21, 2015
Second Annual Trail Symposium

On May 5, The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council/Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, and the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association will hold a day-long trails symposium at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley offices. The Symposium, as in...

Program Update

Lardner’s Point Park: From a Vision to Reality

April 9, 2015
Lardner’s Point Park: From a Vision to Reality

Lardner’s Point Park is the poster child of how PEC enhances the environment through our partnerships and vision. That vision is being rewarded on Saturday at 11 a.m. as the park will be receiving the Green Parks Award—along with a...

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PEC to Present Spring Garden Street Greenway Project at Ignite Philly

April 6, 2015
PEC to Present Spring Garden Street Greenway Project at Ignite Philly

On April 16, PEC will participate in Ignite Philly, a bi-annual event at which presenters are invited to inspire audience members by giving a brief, high-energy presentation on a project intended to have a positive impact on the city. This...

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Call for Nominations: Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

March 26, 2015
Call for Nominations: Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION (March 26, 2015) FOR EDITORIAL COMMENT, PLEASE CONTACT Angela Vitkoski at 570-718-6507 The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “25th Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment,” and are seeking a Call For Nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership...

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Explore the Circuit Itineraries

Explore the Circuit Itineraries

With all the trails to choose from in the Circuit, it’s hard to know where to start. These itineraries include access points and trip ideas along 12 Circuit trails.

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Four Area Programs Announced as Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Winners

April 2, 2015
Four Area Programs Announced as Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 Contact: Sally Tarhi Pennsylvania Environmental Council (412) 481-9400 WPEA@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Four environmental conservation and education programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $20,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation...

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Rivers: A Gateway to Community Development

March 26, 2015
Rivers: A Gateway to Community Development

PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s initiatives in creating community connections to riverfronts along some of Pennsylvania’s rivers through its statewide River Town Program.

Program Update

Environmental Protection is Everyone’s Business

March 24, 2015
Environmental Protection is Everyone’s Business

Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil & Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB) met to review revisions to a regulatory proposal for managing surface and aquatic impacts from natural gas development. PEC has been named to the TAB...

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Frank Maguire Recaps His Visit to REI’s Distribution Facility

March 23, 2015
Frank Maguire Recaps His Visit to REI’s Distribution Facility

“Businesses don’t move into buildings, they move into communities.”   On March 13, I had the opportunity to tour the REI distribution facility in Bedford, Pa., with Rep. Bill Shuster and a handful of economic development leaders and trail advocates,...

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Act 54 4th Five Year Report

March 17, 2015
Act 54 4th Five Year Report

On March 17, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell delivered the following comments to the PA Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council on the most recent five year report on the effects of underground coal mining: http://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads/Act-54-CAC-Testimony.pdf

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Patrick Starr Discusses PEC’s work on 900 AM WURD’s “The Green Hour”

March 11, 2015
Patrick Starr Discusses PEC’s work on 900 AM WURD’s “The Green Hour”

Earlier this month, PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr was a guest on 900 AM WURD’s “The Green Hour” segment. Along with host Jerome Shabazz, Starr outlined PEC’s initiatives in energy and climate, trail work, improving Pennsylvania’s...

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A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

March 9, 2015
A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

Today PEC issued the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s released of revised rulemaking for natural gas activity. March 9, 2015 A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls: Pennsylvania Releases Revised Natural Gas Regulatory Proposal Pittsburgh,...

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Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

March 6, 2015
Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

PEC Senior Program Director-Water Resources Sue Myerov outlines our role in watershed protection throughout the Commonwealth. With Pennsylvania watersheds impaired from the coal mining and extraction uses of previous generations, PEC works with its statewide partners to improve the Commonwealth’s rivers...

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PEC Helps Secure Property in Northwest PA for Trail

March 5, 2015
PEC Helps Secure Property in Northwest PA for Trail

In the summer of 2014, French Creek Valley Conservancy (FCVC), contacted us regarding an opportunity to purchase the “Black Bridge,” as it is known to locals. This historic steel bridge in Erie County was identified in a 2013 study as a...

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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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