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April 2015

Schuylkill River Cleanup in Phoenixville

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phoenixville,
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Hosted by the Schuylkill River Towns Program, the cleanup will consist of a guided river hike between Lock 60 and the French Creek in Phoenixville. When the cleanup concludes, participants are encouraged to head to the restaurants on nearby Bridge Street where they will receive a discounted price on their order. The Schuylkill River Town Program is a two year initiative managed by PEC and funded through the William Penn Foundation to build stewardship of the Schuylkill River and adjacent trails through…

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Norristown Mini Earth Day Cleanup

April 22 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Riverfront Park,
100 Haws Avenue, Norrsitown, PA 19401 United States
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The Norristown Project is hosting a community cleanup on the riverfront. Follow the link for more information. Help to keep the Norristown community clean by volunteering!

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Enjoy Pennsylvania Trails

April 24 - April 25
Statewide

With winter now safely in the rear view mirror, this weekend is an opportune time to enjoy Pennsylvania’s state-wide trail network. Follow the links below for a comprehensive list of PEC’s trail work: Land Trails Water Trails

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Darby Creek Cleanup

April 25

This 30-year-old cleanup event takes place at 37 locations along the Darby Creek. Follow the link to volunteer.

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Norristown Cleanup Extravaganza

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Riverfront Park,
100 Haws Avenue, Norrsitown, PA 19401 United States
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The Norristown Project is hosting a community cleanup on the riverfront. Follow the link for more information. Help to keep the Norristown community clean by volunteering!

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PEC Harrisburg Dinner Honoring Recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg,
1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, 17101
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Join us on April 28 at the Hilton Harrisburg for the 2015 PEC Harrisburg Dinner as we recognize the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. We are pleased to welcome Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley as this year’s keynote speaker. Awarded each year by the DEP, these awards highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth. Each year the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are the highest statewide honor bestowed to businesses and organizations involved…

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May 2015

King of Prussia Cleanup

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
King of Prussia Mall,
160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States
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Join the Upper Merion Township EAC and the Schuylkill Action Network to clean up King of Prussia streams. Register and receive event details at SchuylkillScrub.org or call the Montgomery County Conservation District at (610) 489-4506 x15

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A Creek in Crisis: Time for Action

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Germantown Academy,
340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034 United States
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Moderated by PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr, and hosted by Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, the Creek in Crisis meeting will address how to protect and restore the Wissahickon Watershed in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Click here to register Guests are invited to visit with community organizations and environmental nonprofits in the courtyard between 5:30-6 p.m. A regional panel will then discuss issues and offer ways for community members to protect…

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National Bike to Work Day

May 15
Statewide

As part of National Bike Month, National Bike to Work Day is held on the third Friday of the month. Whether commuting to school or work, biking is a healthy and environment-friendly alternative of transportation and Pennsylvania has a wealth of bike trails to get you where you need to go. From the Spring Garden Street Greenway and the Circuit in Philadelphia, to the Countryside Conservancy’s Trolley Trail in northeast Pennsylvania and the Industrial Heartlands Trails Coalition and the Laurel Highlands Trail…

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Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Westin Hotel and Convention Center,
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards recognizes and honors outstanding achievements of organizations, businesses, and individuals in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the region and pays tribute to those that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment in their respective fields. By sponsoring these awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion hope to encourage the community to emulate the achievements of the successful nominees, thereby promoting innovative environmental efforts and enhancing the quality of life in…

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