Let’s Pick It Up!

February 12, 2018
Let’s Pick It Up!

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful “Lets Pick It Up Days” will take place from April 7st to April 30th . As part of this program, PEC’s own Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful will be scheduling several events throughout Northeast PA. Please check the Events listing frequently for det...

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Communities & LandscapesWatersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #66: A River by Any Other Name

February 9, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #66: A River by Any Other Name

A new art exhibition at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education invites visitors to consider how much of our awareness -- or lack of awareness -- about the landscapes we inhabit is shaped by names. The pieces in "Learn a River's Name" set out to formulate new terms and vocabularies for und...

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Watersheds

Work With Us

February 9, 2018
Work With Us

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is looking for an energy wonk with strong managerial skills to lead our Energy & Climate program. Based in Pittsburgh, the Program Manager will guide the ongoing implementation of PEC's deep decarbonization initiative. See the complete job description an...

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Energy & Climate

Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story

January 26, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story

Since its inception in 1993, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund has made possible the creation or improvement of thousands of community assets – everything from trails and green space to libraries and historic sites. In honor of the Keystone Fund's 25th anniversary, we're featu...

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Communities & LandscapesWatershedsPolicy

PEC Applauds DEP Permitting Modernization Effort

January 26, 2018
PEC Applauds DEP Permitting Modernization Effort

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council commends Governor Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection for their efforts to improve Department performance with respect to environmental protection and responsiveness to the regulated community. Today’s announcement that the Governor will seek ...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Don’t-Miss Funding Opportunities for February

January 24, 2018
Don’t-Miss Funding Opportunities for February

Spring and summer are a great time to get out and explore the outdoors, or to tackle a project that will help preserve or enhance natural and recreational resources in your community. The middle of winter is... a great time to figure out how to pay for those activities. Here are some upcoming gra...

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Communities & LandscapesWater TrailsWatersheds

Celebrate Year of the Bird through Action!

January 15, 2018
Celebrate Year of the Bird through Action!

Those who know me are not surprised when they learn that my path to PEC and the conservation sector was sparked by my love of birds. Some might call it an obsession, but that’s a story for another day. 2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—the most powerful and import...

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Communities & LandscapesWatersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #64: A Tale of Two Townships

January 12, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #64: A Tale of Two Townships

Though they may look similar superficially, each of the suburban communities that make up Montgomery County has its own unique qualities… and its own challenges. But one thing they all have in common is a shared stake in the health of Wissahickon Creek. In part 3 of our series on the Wissahicko...

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Watersheds

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

January 11, 2018
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

We’ve all had that moment where we fantasize about quitting a job. Telling the boss where he or she can go, storming out, slamming a door. But what about when the break-up is more amicable? You both know it’s for the best, but it’s hard to imagine not seeing each other every day, not shari...

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Energy & Climate

Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

January 9, 2018
Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

Fish and houseguests, a great Pennsylvanian once wrote, begin to smell after three days. The freshness window for Christmas trees is, admittedly, a bit longer. But by mid-January, even the most committed procrastinators have to admit: it's time for last year's tree to go. For those of us who'v...

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Communities & Landscapes

Why Carbon Capture?

December 18, 2017
Why Carbon Capture?

On December 12th, PEC convened a meeting of 20 on the topic of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. (To learn more about what CCUS is, see our earlier blog post.) Attendance was diverse, including representatives of national and inte...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Legacies #63: The War on Waste

December 15, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #63: The War on Waste

In our final episode of 2017: why Pennsylvania veterans are joining the call for responsible controls on methane emissions in the natural gas industry, and an update on voting for 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. ...

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Energy & ClimateWatershedsPolicy

Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

December 4, 2017
Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

Heads up, watershed groups: we've gotten word of several exciting grant opportunities coming up in 2018. Proposals are due over the next few weeks, so get going!   Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants – DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017 Coldwater Conservation Plans are useful in building local awar...

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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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