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April 2015

Lanesboro Borough Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Lanesboro Borough,
Susquehanna County, PA United States
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In partnership with Friends of the Starrucca Creek, and in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, PEC will conduct an illegal dumpsite cleanup this weekend in Lanesboro Borough. The event will focus on cleaning up illegally dumped trash, tires, and debris located along the Starrucca Creek from the Historical Starrucca Viaduct, down to the junction of the Susquehanna River, and along the D&H Rail Trail. Volunteers will meet along State Rd 1009 at the end of Lanesboro (heading towards Stevens Point)…

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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, 17101
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Join us on April 28 at the Hilton Harrisburg for the 2015 PEC Harrisburg Dinner as we recognize the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. We are pleased to welcome Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley as this year’s keynote speaker. Awarded each year by the 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…

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May 2015

King of Prussia Cleanup

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
King of Prussia Mall,
160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States
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Join the Upper Merion Township EAC and the Schuylkill Action Network to clean up King of Prussia streams. Register and receive event details at SchuylkillScrub.org or call the Montgomery County Conservation District at (610) 489-4506 x15

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Northeast PA Trails Forum: Second Annual Trail Symposium

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Offices,
213 South 7th Avenue, Scranton, PA United States
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The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council/Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, and the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association will hold a day-long trails symposium at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley offices. The Symposium, as in past years, 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…

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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 how to protect and restore the Wissahickon Watershed in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Click here to register Guests are invited to visit with community organizations and environmental nonprofits in the courtyard between 5:30-6 p.m. A regional panel will then discuss issues and offer ways for community members to protect…

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National Bike to Work Day

May 15
Statewide

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 Industrial Heartlands Trails Coalition and the Laurel Highlands Trail…

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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 achievements of organizations, businesses, and individuals in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the region and pays tribute to those that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment in their respective fields. The ceremony will feature Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary John Quigley as its keynote speaker. By sponsoring these awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion hope to encourage the community to emulate the achievements of…

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Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania End Date

May 31
Statewide

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 http://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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Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crystal Tea Room,
100 East Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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For more than 40 years, the annual Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner has celebrated our collaborative work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment—to enhance and preserve natural resources, improve communities, and strengthen the economy. REGISTER HERE Join us this year on June 17 at the Crystal Team Room in the Wanamaker Building as we welcome keynote speaker and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary John Quigley (Invited) and honor Pennoni Associates Inc. President and CEO Anthony S. Bartolomeo,…

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