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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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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

2017 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg,
1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, 17101
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Join us on April 25 at the Hilton Harrisburg for the 2017 PEC Harrisburg Dinner as we recognize the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.  Awarded each year by thePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (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 in a cross-section of environmental initiatives from cleaning up watersheds, saving energy, eliminating pollution, reducing waste,…

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June 2017

Ride For PEC! 2017 Environment Ride

June 2 - June 4
Southeast Pennsylvania

    Why Participate in the Ride? As a statewide non-profit, PEC is a leader in trail planning and development across the Commonwealth. The Environment Ride supports PEC’s trail work. Check out our great work at www.pecpa.org   Environment Ride Overview: On the Ride 2017 Contribution Forms   On Friday, June 2, three-day riders will gather in Doylestown for safety orientation and lunch prior to riding off to Bethlehem through beautiful (and hilly) northern Bucks County. Our overnight will be…

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