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Calling all Watershed Group Leaders

June 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018   Contact:  Susan Myerov, AICP Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Tel: 267.479.6102 Email: smyerov@pecpa.org   Calling all Watershed Group Leaders South-Central PA Region Watershed Workshop Announced for June 20   Carlisle, PA – Clean and abundant...

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Penn State’s Master Watershed Steward Program praised by state

May 2, 2018Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s water quality. The program was a recipient of a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by...

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A constitutional weapon: environmental rights reimagined in Pennsylvania

April 26, 2018Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There is no room for big ideas — existential ideas — at a water obstruction permit hearing. But they come anyway, discussions in search of a forum. “I’m here as a resident of Planet Earth,” Susan Hoppe, a Pittsburgh-based internist,...

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Learning to protect the Earth

April 26, 2018Associated Press

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) – A local environmental project is capturing attention along with pollutants. The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association won a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award this spring for its project to capture and filter stormwater runoff on General McLane School...

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Walking trail planned at Lowber mine drainage treatment system

April 23, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Walking around the six settling ponds and wetlands in Lowber should be easier this fall after the watershed group managing the mine drainage treatment system builds a trail around the Sewickley Township site. The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association hopes to...

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Learning to protect the Earth

April 22, 2018Erie Times-News

EDINBORO — A local environmental project is capturing attention along with pollutants. The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association won a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award this spring for its project to capture and filter stormwater runoff on General McLane School District grounds....

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Edinboro Lake Watershed Association receive environmental project award

April 20, 2018Erie Reader

The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association (ELWA) will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, and the Pittsburgh Environmental Council (PEC) for its work in identifying and reducing pollutants from impacting Edinboro Lake. The ELWA is a...

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PPL Employees Participate in Earth Day Tree Planting

April 20, 2018NorthCentralPA.com

Members of PPL Electric Utilities’ vegetation management group assisted approximately 80 other volunteers in an Earth Day tree planting Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Weiser State Forest. The planting was arranged by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Bureau of...

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Community Clean Water Toolbox Launched

April 10, 2018DEP Newsroom

Harrisburg, PA –  About 200 leaders from municipal governments, county conservation districts, agriculture, environmental groups, water companies, and other entities participated today in a meeting hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand local engagement in Phase 3...

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Delaware River Watershed Initiative Builds on Conservation Success

April 4, 2018

Philadelphia – More than $40 million in new funding announced Wednesday by the William Penn Foundation (WPF) will support the second phase of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). Already among the country’s largest non-governmental conservation efforts to protect and...

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Watershed association receives award

April 2, 2018Daily American (Somerset)

The Casselman River Watershed Association, a nonprofit organization of volunteers devoted to natural resources conservation on a tributary of the Youghiogheny River, will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for its environmental education and stewardship program...

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‘Mini-grants’ available for conservation-focused projects

January 22, 2018Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown)

A just-awarded state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant will fund conservation-focused projects in the Laurel Highlands region, according to the organization that received the grant and will administer the program. The 2018 Laurel Highlands Conservation Assistance Grant program...