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September 2016

Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit

September 14 - September 15
ArtsQuest Event Center,
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18105 United States
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A two-day event in September, the Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit will feature speakers, mobile workshops, and numerous breakout sessions on various greenways and trails topics. Charles “Chuck” Fink, one of the nation’s best greenway planners, will provide the keynote address. In addition to the series of indoor events, the summit will include a bike ride along the D&L Trail, dinner at the National Canal Museum, and much more. Check back soon for registration information. Itinerary Wednesday, September 14th…

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Mon River Town Summit

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
California University (Pa.) Convocation Center,
California University of Pennsylvania, 250 University Ave, California, PA 15419 United States
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Join us for a day of presentations and networking, as we celebrate the Mon River Town Program’s past, and look ahead to it’s future. Speakers will include Director of the River Town Program Cathy McCollum, Executive Director of the National Road Heritage Corridor Donna Holdorf, PEC’s Lindsay Baxter, Jay Sukernak of Riverlife, and more. Complete the downloadable registration form below before attending. Launched in 2010, the Mon River Town Program aims to connect communities to the growing outdoor recreational market through…

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Full Moon Paddle

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park,
400 Towpath Road, Mont Clare, PA 19453 United States
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Join the Schuylkill River Town Program for a paddle in Mont Clare under the light of the full moon! This isn’t any normal full moon: we’re anticipating a lunar eclipse! Afterwards, we’ll head over to start the weekend off at Fitzwater Station with a post-paddle cocktail and snack. The event will be led by a guide from Take It Outdoors Adventures. Gear, boats, and instructions will be provided. Pre-registration is required  

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Laurel Highlands Trails Summit

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Morguen Toole Company,
130 Center Street, Meyersdale, PA 15222 United States
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  Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority Somerset County The National Road Heritage Corridor The Progress Fund Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation   The Laurel Highlands Trails Summit, a workshop to empower trail stakeholders to build community investment and economic development, market trails, and build volunteer capacity, will take place on Sept. 20 in Meyersdale, Pa. Click here to register The one-day workshop will be held to support trail development and management through workshops in marketing, fundraising, volunteer recruitment,…

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People Habitat: Eight Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
August Wilson Center for African American Culture,
980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Along with a long list of partners, PEC is proud to present, “People Habitat: Eight Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities.” Kaid Benfield, senior counsel for environmental strategies at PlaceMakers LLC based in Washington D.C., will present a brownbag lunch presentation. This is a free event, but registration is required. Guests are asked to bring a bagged lunch (beverages and dessert provided). Benfield is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on how cities, towns, and neighborhoods can better work…

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Ohiopyle Over the Falls Fesitval

September 30 - October 2
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Whitewater paddlers from across the nation will gather to race, freestyle, or simply go over the spectacular 18-foot waterfall in the picturesque mountain village of Ohiopyle. Spectators are invited to watch paddlers sprint and cartwheel, end-over-end, off the waterfall along the Youghiogheny River. Other event features include the Falls Under Lights, Town Party, Live Music and Silent Auction. The area also offers biking, hiking, camping, magnificent scenery, photographic opportunities, history, and cultural activities. Please visit www.FallsRace.com for more information and registration…

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October 2016

26th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodlands Inn and Resort,
1073 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 United States
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The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) are pleased to announce that this year’s Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment will take place on Oct. 20 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Lawrence M. Newman, Executive Director of the Diamond City Partnership will be the Master of Ceremonies while Terrence E. Sweeney, Ph.D., Professor and…

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November 2016
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Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition 2016 Fall Summit

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Regional Learning Alliance,
850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 United States
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  The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC) is collaborating across four state lines to connect a system of over 1,400 miles of shared-use trails, with more than 48 percent of the total mileage already completed.  The completed network would make up the largest shared-use trail system in North America with benefits ranging from health and wellness to environmental conservation and economic prosperity. Click here to register With a regional vision now developed, most of the needed partners are at the table…

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