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May 2018

Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn

May 31 - June 3

Join us for Wild Pennsylvania: Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn 2018 See your world from a new point of view! Our annual sojourn showcases the entire river valley in a spectacular four day, 44-mile float on the Stonycreek, Conemaugh, and Kiskiminetas Rivers. From Johnstown to Apollo, we’ll paddle through breathtaking vistas each day and, if you’d like to travel with the group, we’ll camp each night. The sojourn travels through deep river gorges, with views of historic canal remnants along the way.…

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June 2018

Ride For PEC! 2018 Environment Ride

June 1 - June 3

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.   Overview: On the Ride On Friday, June 1, three-day riders will gather in Philadelphia and Doylestown for safety orientation to ride off to Reading on lesser-traveled roads through scenic (and hilly) Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Our overnight will be at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie PA for a relaxing…

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Perkiomen Creek Sojourn

June 2

Join the adventure as we paddle a seven mile stretch of the Perkiomen Creek from Schwenksville to Oaks! Explore the scenic beauty and hidden treasures of the Perkiomen. Do some boulder dodging. Battle the dams and rapids. Chat with old friends and make some new ones. Enjoy lunch at Cranberry Park, and learn a little about this gem winding through our own backyards. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one from us! Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm…

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20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn

June 2 - June 8

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is an annual 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip on the Schuylkill River that begins in rural Schuylkill Haven and ends seven days later in Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row. Participants paddle 14-18 miles per day and can register for the entire trip or as little as one day. Sometimes it is wet and wild. At other times it is peaceful and inspiring. There are a few rapids, calm water, plenty of laughs, songs at the campsites, and celebrations in…

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Water Quality Monitoring Training in Emmaus, PA

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trout Unlimited (TU) has established a program to train volunteers to monitor water resources that may be affected by natural gas pipeline development. Focusing on potential erosion and sedimentation impacts, the goal of this workshop is to train volunteers to effectively monitor water quality on high priority streams along proposed pipeline routes before, during, and after pipeline construction. The Pennsylvania Pipeline Construction Monitoring Program is an objective data collection effort and does not engage in advocacy-related activities. Please register for…

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Spring Garden Street Greenway Happy Hour

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in learning the latest about progress on the Spring Garden Street Greenway? Want to add your voice to the community of people who are excited about improvement on the corridor? Maybe you just want to grab a happy hour beer at a Spring Garden Street barrel house? If any of the above is true, join the Pennsylvania Environmental Council at Roy Pitz Barrel House as we celebrate the project and continue the conversation about the Spring Garden Street Greenway.…

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn

June 10 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm

This summer, join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy on the beautiful D&L Trail for the ride of a lifetime. Equal parts adventure, challenge and celebration, our 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn is an experience you’ll never forget—and won’t want to miss! Spend five days exploring more than 160 miles of this scenic and historic trail, and the vibrant towns it touches, with the people who know trails best. This fully supported bicycle tour will have hot showers, great food, fun evening activities, awesome optional trips—and…

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2018 Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on June 14 for PEC’s Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner. Regarded as 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.   Pennsylvania’s…

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South-Central PA Regional Watershed Workshop

June 20 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm

In collaboration with the Capital RC&D and ALLARM, please join the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for a gathering of watershed group leaders to share resource information, learn techniques to help build membership, and network with other groups in the South- Central Pennsylvania region. POWR and PEC are convening meetings across the state to identify needs and provide organizational capacity and technical resource tools. Invited guests include staff from PA DEP, PA…

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August 2018

Climax Tunnel Opening Celebration

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join PEC and Redbank Valley Trail Association as we celebrate the completion and reopening of the Climax Tunnel. Those who RSVP will receive coupons for Meadows Frozen Custard and lunch catered by Zack’s. Those who don’t register will be able to purchase lunch and frozen custard. Bike rides from the Depot Street Spur in Brookville will start at 8 a.m., from Sumerville at 8:00 a.m., and from New Bethlehem at 10 a.m. Riders are responsible for their own return transportation.…

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