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October 2015

Meadville Meet and Greet

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meadville Country Club,
15955 State Highway 86
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Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Mingle and learn about the work of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the French Creek Valley Conservancy (FCVC). Hosted by: Davitt Woodwell, President & CEO, PEC Jim Lang, Board of Directors, FCVC David Gallogly, Board of Directors, PEC RSVP to Sue Gold at (412) 481-9400 or sgold@pecpa.org

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PEC Policy Conference

October 13
Hilton Harrisburg,
1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, 17101
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The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) will host its second annual environmental policy conference, which will be held on Oct. 13, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Register for the PEC Policy Conference here. The all-day forum will be focused on the biggest environmental opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania, including state implementation of the soon-to-be-announced Federal Clean Power Plan, achieving 2017 pollution reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and the implementation of community stormwater management programs. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental…

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Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley,
14 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA 18064 United States
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Join the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley for the sixth annual Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference. The theme of this year’s conference will focus on freshwater ecology and feature discussions on topics such as the reptile and amphibian decline in the Lehigh Valley, the benefits of stormwater landscapes, buffers at the municipal level, and designing sustainable gardens. A variety of speakers will be on hand to lead discussions, including representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Pennsylvania…

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Villanova Municipal Stormwater Workshop

October 13 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Villanova University,
800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085
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A special municipal workshop has been scheduled at Villanova University on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the day before Villanova’s Pennsylvania Stormwater Symposium. The title of the workshop is Collaborative and Financial Strategies for Meeting Water Quality Requirements. The workshop is specifically designed for municipal officials responsible for stormwater management programs. Representatives from municipalities, PA DEP, non-profits, and more will present up-to-date information on permit requirements, municipal collaboration case studies, and stormwater fee programs. Click for more…

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Climate Change and National Security: People Not Polar Bears

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Temple University Beasley School of Law, Klein K2B,
1719 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a proud sponsor of the “Climate Change and National Security: People Not Polar Bears” event held at Temple University’s Beasley School of Business. The event will featured Rear Admiral USN (ret.) David W. Titley, Ph.D. Professor of Practice in Meteorology and Founding Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at the Penn State Department of Meteorology. We hope you can join us for the discussion and a complimentary lunch! RSVP’s are…

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Creek to Craft Event at Guild Hall Brewing

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guild Hall Brewing Company,
208 York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 United States
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The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Parnership (TTF) and Guild Hall Brewing Company are celebrating the connection between clean water and good beer. Join them in celebration at Guild Hall Brewing Company for live music and beverages (including Watershed Wit) on Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. Guild Hall acknowledges that clean water is essential in brewing good beer. Realizing the importance of preserving Pennsylvania’s watersheds, Guild Hall will annually donate 10 percent of revenues from Watershed Wit Beer to TTF.

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River of the Year Gala

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Concluding its 2015 River of the Year celebration, the Conewango Creek Watershed Association is planning a Mardi-Gras-themed gala. While details are still being finalized, current planing includes inviting elected officials from New York and Pennsylvania, along with a wrap-up event from the River of the Year celebrations. Click here for more information.

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Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodlands Inn and Resort,
1073 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 United States
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The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) are pleased to announce that the “25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. It will be held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The event will present Environmental Partnership Awards to:…

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Manayunk Bridge Trail Opening

October 30 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Manayunk Bridge Trail

The ribbon cutting for the Manayunk Bridge Trail has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30 at 11:00 a.m. This new trail (with incredible views and historic importance), will connect the Schuylkill River Trail to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at Riverbend Cycles while runners leave at 11 a.m. and cyclists at 11:30 a.m. Participants can run or bike the five miles from Spring Mill Station on the Schuylkill River Trail, across the newly opened Manayunk Bridge…

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