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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMxSDB1YroQ&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: A...

Mine Land to Forest Land

Mine Land to Forest Land

April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Volunteers celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting 8000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Mine Land to Forest Land (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.be)

Pennsylvania Legacies #35: Dinner With Friends

Pennsylvania Legacies #35: Dinner With Friends

April 21, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Sixteen projects are being recognized for their contributions to environmental stewardship with the 2017 Governor’s Award For Environmental Excellence. PEC is proud to co-host the awards dinner on April 25th along with the Department of Environmental Protection. On this Earth Day weekend, Acting...

Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

April 7, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

A 250-foot gap in Carbon County has been holding back the Delaware & Lehigh Trail for years, earning a spot on DCNR’s top-ten list of critical trail gaps statewide… until now. Wednesday’s groundbreaking brought the 25-year planning phase of the...

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

April 4, 2017By: Debra Frawley

Building a Destination Trails are community assets that attract people to visit our region and make it easier for residents to be active for recreation and exercise. They provide views of scenic river expanses and dramatic cliff faces, offering city-dwellers...

Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

March 31, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Little by little, Philadelphia is building a 750-mile regional trail system. As the Circuit Trails Coalition celebrates spring with new trail openings, we get to know one of the many small groups that are accomplishing big things by working together....

Key Federal Abandoned Mine Land Legislation Introduced

March 28, 2017By: John Walliser

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation a Win-Win for Pennsylvania . Yesterday a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington reintroduced legislation – known as the RECLAIM Act – that would expedite much-needed funding from the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund for projects that...

This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

March 20, 2017By: Palmira Miller

Join PEC, the DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as we celebrate Earth Day weekend with a pair of tree-planting events in Eastern Pennsylvania: On April 21st and April 22nd volunteers will plant 7,480 seedlings — including White Birch, Quaking Aspen and Chestnut Oak...