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PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

July 22, 2015By: Janet Sweeney

Statistics from this spring’s illegal dumpsite clean ups in Susquehanna and Wayne counties have been tabulated and the numbers are quite impressive! Palmira Miller, program coordinator in PEC’s Northeast office, certainly had a busy season organizing and cleaning up illegal dumpsites...

More Major Funding Announced for Delaware Valley Trails

More Major Funding Announced for Delaware Valley Trails

July 20, 2015By: Tony Spagnoli

Just as the Fourth of July weekend was about to start, residents of the Delaware Valley had another reason to celebrate. On July 2 the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) announced it had voted unanimously to support the dedication...

PEC Continues Progress in Green Workplace Challenge

PEC Continues Progress in Green Workplace Challenge

June 24, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

Since fall of 2014, PEC’s Southwest office has been competing in the Green Workplace Challenge, a friendly competition among employers of all sizes and sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainability efforts. The Challenge was established in 2012 by...

Clean Water Efforts Benefit Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay

Clean Water Efforts Benefit Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay

June 23, 2015By: Harry Campbell

PEC welcomes Harry Campbell, PA Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, as the first author in its guest blog series. A significant challenge to restoring the Chesapeake Bay is the disconnect that Commonwealth residents perceive with the nation’s largest and most...

Clean Water Counts More Than Ever In Pennsylvania

Clean Water Counts More Than Ever In Pennsylvania

June 9, 2015By: John Walliser

With nearly 20,000 miles of streams in Pennsylvania not meeting federal Clean Water Act standards, the Commonwealth continues to face one of its most significant environmental challenges. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has joined the Clean Water Counts! campaign, organized by the...

Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed

Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed

May 19, 2015By: Patrick Starr

The Wissahickon Creek is truly a watershed in crisis! As a result, The Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association hosted “A Creek in Crisis” last Wednesday at Germantown Academy. Attracting more than 200 concerned residents, the...

A Busy Time for Water in Southeast Pennsylvania

A Busy Time for Water in Southeast Pennsylvania

May 12, 2015By: Susan Myerov

Spring has been quite the busy season for PEC as we continue work with our watershed partners in the Southeast portion of the state. We facilitate the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster, one of eight regional clusters within the broader Delaware...

PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Receives QEP Certification

PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Receives QEP Certification

May 11, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

I am thrilled to announce that I became certified as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) this March. If you’re like most of the friends, family, and colleagues I’ve told, your response is probably “Congratulations!” But you’re probably also wondering “What...