The Promise of Pennsylvania

PEC President Davitt Woodwell lays out the environmental challenges and opportunities facing the commonwealth as it continues its quest to become a leader in environmental stewardship.

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Long-Term Solution for Wastewater Disposal Eludes Shale Gas Industry

January 24, 2015

Defining wastewater disposal in the Marcellus shale fields has been a moving target. Drillers initially sent millions of gallons to public water treatment plants, until regulators said the plants were not equipped to properly clean the salt- and metal-laden water...

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Policy

POWR announces 2015 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 21, 2015

Luzerne–The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2015 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania’s rivers. Events must incorporate significant...

Program Update

Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Policy Priorities for 2015

January 23, 2015

Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor and the focus in Harrisburg can now move past campaigns and ceremony to the difficult task at hand: governing a state with a projected $2.3 billion deficit. Tough questions and...

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PEC Announces Hiring of Palmira Miller as Program Coordinator

January 23, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce Palmira Miller as its newest staff member. Miller joins PEC as a part of its Northeast Regional office as a Program Coordinator where she will focus primarily on implementing a Community...

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PEC’s Davitt Woodwell Comments on Cabinet Appoinments

PEC’s Davitt Woodwell Comments on Cabinet Appoinments

January 14, 2015

Congratulations to our friends and colleagues Cindy Dunn and John Quigley. With Governor-Elect Tom Wolf’s announcement of Cindy and John as his nominees for the Secretaries of Pennsylvania’s DCNR and DEP, respectively, we know that Mr. Wolf has chosen professionals...

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PEC Strengthens Statewide Programming & Coordination

January 21, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce changes in roles and responsibilities for two of its staff. After working in numerous roles at PEC for 21 years, Patrick Starr has assumed the title of Executive Vice President for...

Press Release
Conewango Creek Named Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year

Conewango Creek Named Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year

January 16, 2015

News for Immediate Release Jan. 15, 2015 Harrisburg – Rich in aquatic life and home to at least two rare fish species, the Conewango Creek in northwestern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general...

Program Update
Philadelphia Named No. 3 Place to Go in 2015

Philadelphia Named No. 3 Place to Go in 2015

January 14, 2015

Is Philadelphia an urban outdoor oasis? The New York Times thinks it is, and ranked the city No. 3 on its “52 Places to Go in 2015,” behind only by Milan, Italy and Cuba. Seriously? Absolutely, says the Times. The...

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Land TrailsWater TrailsWatersheds
A New Year for Spring Garden Street

A New Year for Spring Garden Street

January 14, 2015

We started 2014 with a clear vision: reenergize the conversation about the Spring Garden Street Greenway and propel the project from concept to reality. When we began that conversation, you had a lot to say! What we heard from local...

Program Update
The Circuit

The Circuit

PEC is a driving force in the Circuit’s creation and has worked to plan and implement key regional trails for more than a decade.

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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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