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May 2016
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Wayne County Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cortese Road,
Berlin Township, PA United States
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In partnership with the Beach Lake Hunting & Fishing Club and local governing bodies, PEC will conduct an illegal dumpsite cleanup in Wayne County. The event will focus on cleaning up trash, metals, tires, and debris located on Cortez Road in Berlin Township. Volunteers are asked to dress appropriately. On the morning of the cleanup, volunteers will gather along the pull off area for registration and instructions. After registration, volunteers will be provided with work gloves, trash bags, and safety vests. When supplies…

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Lock 60 Walking Tour

Lock 60 Walking Tour

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lock 60 Recreation Area,
400 Tow Path Road, Mont Clare, PA 19460 United States
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Join the Schuylkill River Town Program and Dave Williams from the Schuylkill Canal Association on a walking tour of the Lock 60 area. Learn about this unique feature of the Schuylkill River: its history, wildlife, and more! Register at the Schuylkill River Towns website and head to the Play Schuylkill page.  

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Heritage Sojourn

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm
Susquehanna River North Branch,
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With its 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year designation, the Susquehanna River North Branch will host a trio of sojourns this summer, featuring exclusive access to the river’s history, wildlife, and conservation initiatives through the guided paddling trips. Hosted by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, the Heritage Sojourn will run from Sayre, Pa. to Sugar Run Pa. from May 13-15. Registration information will be available soon. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Hilary Robinson at hrobinson@emheritage.org, or (570) 265-1528.  

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Wild Edibles Tour for Kids Event

Wild Edibles Tour for Kids

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Outbound Station,
2 Harry Street, Conshohocken, PA United States
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Calling all aspiring gardeners, botanists, scientists, and chefs! Come discover the plants you can eat in your own backyard! Join the Schuylkill River Town Program and Lynn Landes, founder of Wild Foodies of Philadelphia, on a walkalong the river and help us identify different plant life. You’ll learn about which plants are edible and how we can find them, grow them, and use them in tasty recipes. For more information, log onto the Schuylkill River Towns website and click on Play Schuylkill.  

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Northeast PA Trails Forum: Third Annual Trail Symposium

May 17 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority,
213 South 7th Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Join PEC , the Pocono Forest and Water Conservation Landscape, Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, and the North Pocono Trails Association for a day-long symposium on May 17. The Symposium will provide Northeastern Pennsylvania trail sponsors and supporters a networking venue where they can share opportunities, challenges, and solutions in an informal setting. The event will have several regional speakers who will present information on the current state of trails in Pennsylvania. Keynote Speaker Rick Manning: Discussing the…

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Cast Away: Freshwater Fishing in the Schuylkill and Beyond

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marly’s,
106 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA United States
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Join the Schuylkill River Towns to learn about fishing techniques with expert angler and fisheries scientist Gerry Waterfield. Topics will include the basics of successful fishing, the biology of freshwater fishes, seasonal fishing patterns, fishing equipment and techniques, and local fishing opportunities. All are welcome, beginner and expert anglers alike! For more information, log onto the Schuylkill River Towns website and click on the Play Schuylkill page.  

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Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Dinner

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westin Hotel and Convention Center,
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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The Pennsylvania Environmental Council invites you to join us on May 26 at the Pittsburgh Westin Hotel and Convention Center for the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards. Held annually, the awards are presented to local organizations that demonstrate leadership, effectiveness, and results in making an impact on the environment. Register for the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards here. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 5 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30 and Department of Conservation and Natural…

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June 2016
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Ride For PEC! 2016 Environment Ride

June 3 - June 5
Southeast Pennsylvania

Participate Now (3-Day) Participate Now (1-Day) 2016 Contribution Forms Why Participate in the Ride? The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Environment Ride supports PEC’s trail work. As a statewide non-profit, PEC is a leader in land and water trail planning and development across the Commonwealth. Specifically, PEC is a leader in the Circuit Coalition, the East Coast Greenway, the Industrial Heartlands Trail Coalition, the PA Northeast Trails Forum, coordinator of the PA Water Trails Partnership, and the leader of River Town…

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River of the Year Susquehanna Sojourn-Upper Section

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 5:00 pm
Susquehanna River North Branch,
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With its 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year designation, the Susquehanna River North Branch will host a trio of sojourns this summer, featuring exclusive access to the river’s history, wildlife, and conservation initiatives through the guided paddling trips. Hosted by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, the River of the Year Susquehanna Sojourn-Upper Section will run from Laceyville, Pa. to Shickshinny, Pa. from June 12-17. Registration information will be available soon. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Hilary Robinson at hrobinson@emheritage.org, or…

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Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crystal Tea Room,
100 East Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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PEC’s Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner has long been the premier environmental event in Philadelphia. Dozens of the region’s leading companies are sponsors and the dinner draws a large and diverse audience comprised of business leaders, lawyers, consultants, environmentalists, academics, and government officials. The event will commence with a welcome reception and silent auction, followed by the program, and conclude with a “movable feast” of stationed food, open bar, and plenty of networking opportunities. The Environmental Partnership Dinner serves as a…

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