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March 2015

International Day of Action for Rivers

March 14

The International  Day of Action for Rivers is a time to recognize improvements in river restoration while also continuing to educate others about the threats that still face our watersheds. While an international event, the cause is especially pertinent to Pennsylvania, as the Commonwealth is home to 86,000 miles of rivers and streams in addition to 100 miles of coastline.

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First Day of Spring

March 20

March 20 marks the first day of spring! Get outside and enjoy the over 46,000 miles of mountains, valleys, and forests and 84,000 miles of rivers and streams that Pennsylvania has to offer.

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April 2015

Green Park Award Ceremony

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lardner’s Point Park,
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As announced by the Delaware River City Corporation, Lardner’s Point Park was named the 2015 Green Park Award recipient for the Eastern Region by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society. Join us on April 11 for a plaque and tree planting at the park.

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Enjoy Pennsylvania Trails

April 24 - April 25

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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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, PA 17101 United States
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The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals who have created or participated in the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship and economic development in the state. Eligible projects must have been completed between the dates of Aug. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. Projects should showcase technological advances, promote renewable energy solutions, reduce environmental threats, provide environmentally responsible economic opportunity, foster environmental education, or restore watersheds. Link…

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May 2015

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 issues relating to the Wissahickon Watershed in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. A regional panel will discuss the issues and offer ways for community members to protect the 64-square mile area. http://www.fow.org/news-events/wissahickon-creek-crisis-time-action

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National Bike to Work Day

May 15

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 Power of 32+ Regional Trail Network and the…

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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 accomplishments in various environmental initiatives throughout the Western Pennsylvania region and brings together environmental and community groups, educators, businesses, corporations and government agencies to celebrate these achievements.

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Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania End Date

May 31

Pennsylvania is beautiful so let’s do our best to keep it that way. Participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA from March 1 through May 31 and do your part to make our state shine! Visit www.gacofpa.org for more information.

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June 2015

2015 PEC Environment Ride

June 6 - June 7
Southeastern Pennsylvania

On Friday, June 5, two-day riders will gather at the Lancaster Arts Hotel arriving via Amtrak from Center City.  After dinner out and a great night’s rest, the Ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  Two routes will be offered: a faster, longer 65 mile ride, and a slower, shorter 40 mile ride.  Either way, you will enjoy the Amish country of Lancaster County – farm vistas, stream valleys, and covered bridges. Nearly the entire route will be on…

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