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January 2017

POWR Accepting Applications for 2017 Sojourn Grants

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request $900 per day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for a single-day sojourn. – Download the application – Download application instructions Application materials are…

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February 2017

Screenings: School’s Out, The Last Dragons

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whole Foods Co-op Community Center,
1341 W 26th St, Erie, PA United States
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Registration Cost: Free

French Creek Valley Conservancy & the Foundation for Sustainable Forests presents… Our Woods & Waters Film Series   Friday, February 24th, join us in Erie at the Whole Foods Co-op Community Center at 1341 West 26th Street where we’ll see selected short films on woods & water conservation, including School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten and The Last Dragons.

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March 2017

2017 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations

March 5 @ 1:15 pm - March 6 @ 4:00 pm
Ramada Conference Center State College,
1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801 United States
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The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) invite you to network with colleagues, learn how to strengthen your local organizations, and discover new and emerging resources at the 2017 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations. The conference will begin at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday March 5th with several concurrent sessions, followed by an evening reception with special event. Monday, March 6 will begin with breakfast roundtables, opening session followed by workshops and concurrent sessions in four tracks:  Organizational…

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Urban Watershed Workshop for Educators

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cheltenham Elementary School,
7853 Front St, Cheltenham, PA 19012 United States
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Registration Cost: Free

Educators are invited to explore watershed education resources at a free workshop in Cheltanham. Participants will Fairmount Water Works’ Understanding the Urban Watershed curriculum, participate in hands-on activities for classroom & schoolyard, and learn about local restoration and water monitoring projects.

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Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Electricity Future

March 15 - March 16
David L. Lawrence Convention Center,
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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March 15th & 16th, 2017 David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA Learn more and register Join us as we bring together national speakers and Pennsylvania decision makers to discuss potential paths for deep decarbonization of PA’s electricity sector.

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Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference

March 26 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center,
325 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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PRPS’ 70th Annual Conference: “All Inclusive Adventure”

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Energy Week at Carnegie Mellon University

March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon University,
5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Registration Cost: Free

This week-long celebration at CMU’s Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most activities are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Agenda and registration available here.  PEC Senior VP for Legal & Government Affairs John Walliser will speak at the Energy Week Law and Policy Forum panel on Oil and Gas Production and Transportation, 10:00am – 11:30am on Friday, March 31.

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Screenings: Chasing Water, A Forest Year

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scot Cinema, Pogue Student Center,
405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA United States
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Registration Cost: Free

French Creek Valley Conservancy & the Foundation for Sustainable Forests presents… Our Woods & Waters Film Series   Friday, March 31 we’ll gather in Scot Cinema in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center at 405 Scotland Road on the campus of Edinboro University for a collection of short films including Chasing Water, A Forest Year, and others.  This event is co-presented by SEED (Students at Edinboro for Environmental Defense).

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April 2017

Earth Day Tree Planting in Pinchot State Forest

April 21 @ 9:00 am - April 22 @ 2:00 pm
Pinchot State Forest,
Strip Mine Rd, Plymouth, PA United States
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Celebrate Earth Day weekend by helping PEC and DCNR create 10 acres of new forest in Luzerne County! We have more than 7000 seedlings ready to be transplanted to their new home in Pinchot State Forest — we just need a few friends to help out with the work. The event will be held rain or shine. Be sure to wear boots or sturdy shoes. We’ll take care of the rest, including food and supplies. Questions? Contact Palmira Miller (pmiller@pecpa.org) at 570-592-7876.

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Earth Day Tree Planting in Weiser State Forest

April 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Weiser State Forest,
16 Weiser Lane, Aristes, PA 17920 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day weekend by helping PEC and DCNR create 5 acres of new forest in Columbia County! We have more than 3500 seedlings ready to be transplanted to their new home in Weiser State Forest — we just need a few friends to help out with the work. The event will be held rain or shine. Be sure to wear boots or sturdy shoes. We’ll take care of the rest, including food and supplies. Questions? Contact Patrick Starr (pstarr@pecpa.org) at 215-545-4570 ext.…

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