Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed

May 19, 2015
Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed

The Wissahickon Creek is truly a watershed in crisis! As a result, The Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association hosted “A Creek in Crisis” last Wednesday at Germantown Academy. Attracting more than 200 concerned residents, the...

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WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

May 22, 2015
WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

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Energy & Climate

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

April 30, 2015
PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

    Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, announced that it will produce a monthly, half-hour television talk show on environmental issues. The first episode premiered last Sunday, May 3. Titled “Environmental Focus” the show...

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WPEA Winner Feature: Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association

May 15, 2015
WPEA Winner Feature: Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

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WatershedsPolicy

POWR Awards 15 Sojourn Mini-Grants

May 13, 2015
POWR Awards 15 Sojourn Mini-Grants

Each year the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) awards Pennsylvania River Sojourn mini-grants. As a nationally unique program, the Pennsylvania Sojourns reach over 4,000 people, paddle over 500 miles of rivers, offer more than 100 educational programs, and...

Program Update

Northeast Pennsylvania Trail Symposium a Success in Year Two

May 13, 2015
Northeast Pennsylvania Trail Symposium a Success in Year Two

Regional trail representatives and organizations alike descended upon the Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHVA) offices in Scranton, Pa., last week for the second annual Northeast PA Trail Symposium on May 5. As a part of the Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum, the...

Program Update

A Busy Time for Water in Southeast Pennsylvania

May 12, 2015
A Busy Time for Water in Southeast Pennsylvania

Spring has been quite the busy season for PEC as we continue work with our watershed partners in the Southeast portion of the state. We facilitate the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster, one of eight regional clusters within the broader Delaware...

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PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Receives QEP Certification

May 11, 2015
PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Receives QEP Certification

I am thrilled to announce that I became certified as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) this March. If you’re like most of the friends, family, and colleagues I’ve told, your response is probably “Congratulations!” But you’re probably also wondering “What...

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2015 PEC Environment Ride

December 9, 2014
2015 PEC Environment Ride

On Friday, June 5, two-day riders will gather at the Lancaster Arts Hotel arriving via Amtrak from Center City. After dinner out and a great night’s rest, the Ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Two routes will be...

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WPEA Winner Feature: McKean County Conservation District

May 8, 2015
WPEA Winner Feature: McKean County Conservation District

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

Press Release
WatershedsPolicy

Cleveland to Erie Corridor Meets for the First Time

May 7, 2015
Cleveland to Erie Corridor Meets for the First Time

On April 10, Andrea Irland of the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, Conservation Assistance program invited a who’s who of planners and advocates along the shores of Lake Erie to discuss the vision of how to connect these communities...

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Land TrailsPolicy

Recapping the Residential Energy Efficiency Summit

May 1, 2015
Recapping the Residential Energy Efficiency Summit

PEC had the opportunity to partner with GTECH Strategies and Conservation Consultants, Inc. to host the Regional Energy Efficiency Summit on Tuesday, April 28. This event brought together more than 50 participants including representatives of local and state government, financing...

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Energy & Climate

WPEA Winner Feature: Environmental Charter School

May 1, 2015
WPEA Winner Feature: Environmental Charter School

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

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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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