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PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups

December 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2017 CONTACT: Palmira Miller, Program Coordinator 175 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 570-592-7876   PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups   Luzerne, PA — Since 2007, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a 501(c)3 non-profit...

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Voting to begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

December 2, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state — including the Lower Susquehanna River/Susquehanna Riverlands. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

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Voting Starts for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

November 27, 2017Environmental Protection

Online voting by the public has begun for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Residents are invited to choose from among five waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced Nov....

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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

November 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2017 CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year   Harrisburg – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018...

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Public invited to vote for Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 22, 2017The Mercury (Pottstown)

The public has been invited to once again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state, the public is invited to vote for their choice of River of the...

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2018 PA River of the Year Nominations Open

October 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2018 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Nominations Accepted from October 9, 2017 Through November 6, 2017 Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…   Luzerne –...

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Pocono Mini-Grants Announced

August 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2017 Mini-Grantees   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, and with funding provided by...

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Evergreen Conservancy receives award

June 7, 2017Indiana Gazette

The Evergreen Conservancy recently received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for its work on the Tanoma Passive Abandoned Mine Discharge Remediation Trompe. It was one of 21 organizations in the state representing...

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Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Reforestation Work

April 22, 2017

Luzerne, PA— In celebration of Earth Day 2017, hundreds of northeastern Pennsylvanians gathered today to plant trees at abandoned mine land sites in two state forests. Volunteers planted a total of more than ten thousand seedlings including aspen, white pine,...

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Earth Day program set for along Susquehanna River

April 18, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — The Riverfront Parks Committee will celebrate Earth Day on Friday with a variety of events for school students along the Susquehanna River in Nesbitt Park and the Kirby Park Natural Area. Classes participating in the program will learn...

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards
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POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

April 13, 2017

For Immediate Release April 14, 2017   Media contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507     POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the...

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Vision 2025 Highlights

April 3, 2017Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

… Stakeholders discuss forming River and Green Alliance On Feb. 27, more than 40 local, regional and state stakeholders came together to discuss the formation of a Johnstown River and Green Alliance. Organized by the River and Green Capture Team,...