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May 2016
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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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Loyalhanna Sojourn

May 28
Loyalhanna Creek,
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The third annual Loyalhanna Sojourn is a one-day event planned to generate excitement and coordinate efforts of several area organizations to promote the positive changes occurring on the Loyalhanna Creek and surrounding communities. Participants will paddle a nine-mile section of the creek from the Cardinal Park launch site in Latrobe to the ball field launch in New Alexandria. The day will include shuttle transportation, refreshments, boater safety, environmental education, and a free community event with food and live music at…

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June 2016

Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn

June 2 - June 5
Stony, Kiski, Conemaugh Rivers,
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The Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Sojourn is appropriate for both new and experienced paddlers, and is a great way to learn about the rivers, history, culture, and recreation resources in the Kiski-Conemaugh corridor. Participants can register for one, two, three, or all four days. Primitive camping is available at locations along the route for those who wish to travel with the group. Participants must bring and set up their own camping equipment. Help with shuttling is provided, and participants can bring their own…

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Ride For PEC! 2016 Environment Ride

June 3 - June 5
Southeast Pennsylvania

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 initiatives on several…

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Schuylkill River Sojourn

June 4 - June 10
Schuylkill River,
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The 18th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is a seven-day, 113-mile guided kayak and canoe trip on the Schuylkill River. Paddlers will travel 14-18 miles each day, taking occasional stops for lunch and water breaks. Explore Pennsylvania’s first scenic river as it changes from a narrow waterway gently dropping out of the mountains in Schuylkill Haven to a wider and slower river through urban settings of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Along the way you will encounter people, groups, and communities that care about…

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Vosburg Neck Sojourn

June 12 - June 17
Susquehanna River,
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The Vosburg Neck Sojourn will begin at Camp Lackawanna with dinner and a paddling demonstration and river orientation program to follow. The sojourn will cover 78 miles along the Susquehanna River throughout five days. Participants will be given the opportunity to paddleboard the river and try out different types of kayaks. Camp Lackawanna and the Howland Preserve will be open for participants to hike and/or bike. There is also be an evening program focusing on the history of the Susquehanna…

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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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The Nature Ride

June 12 @ 10:30 am - June 13 @ 3:30 pm
US Post Office,
52 West 3rd Avenue, Collegeville, PA 19426 United States
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PEC will be hosting a Nature Ride in celebration of National Trails Month. The ride consists of 26 miles on the Perkiomen Trail from Collegeville to Green Lane Park and back. There will be stops along the way at important natural sites with interpretation by Green Lane Park staff. Tickets are $20 and a picnic lunch will be included. Click here to register. Other PEC events during National Trails Month include The Brews Cruise and The Vintage Jaunt.  

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Schuylkill Kayak Tour

June 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Upper Merion Boathouse,
3rd Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405 United States
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The Schuylkill River Town Program will be hosting a kayaking event on June 12. Check back soon for more information.

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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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