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Video: Ticket to Ride

Video: Ticket to Ride

August 20, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

You’ve heard of rails-to-trails… why not rails and trails? NEPA Trails Forum takes a ride on the historic Stourbridge Line through the northern Poconos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Cxl2jls9M&t=2sVideo can’t be loaded: Ticket to Ride (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Cxl2jls9M&t=2s)

Pennsylvania Legacies #79

Pennsylvania Legacies #79

August 10, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania’s first-in-the-nation recycling law is 30 years old this summer. Act 101 helped launch a multibillion-dollar industry and trained a generation of Pennsylvanians to drop their bottles and cans in the blue bin. But changing market conditions and consumer behaviors...

Work With Us

Work With Us

August 8, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

PEC and our affiliate organization, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is looking for a watershed professional to promote and advocate for improved water quality across the Commonwealth in partnership with local watershed associations. See the complete job...

Trolleys to Trails

Trolleys to Trails

August 8, 2018By: Lizzie Hessek

In 1912, the Lehigh Valley Transit Company’s Liberty Bell trolley connected Norristown and Philadelphia with Allentown. By the 1950s, passengers catching the Liberty Bell in Allentown could reach Norristown in two hours after rolling (sometimes at 80 miles per hour)...

Mapping Pennsylvania’s EV Future

Mapping Pennsylvania’s EV Future

July 26, 2018By: Carlos Garcia

The United States is undergoing a momentous shift in the way we produce and distribute energy: away from abundant fossil fuel resources, such as coal and gas, toward cleaner and renewable energy sources. It’s a necessary – arguably inevitable –...

Call of the Wilds

Call of the Wilds

July 19, 2018By: Davitt Woodwell

The Wilds are calling! So are the Poconos, the Laurel Highlands, the D&L Trail, Lake Erie’s shorelines, Lake Wallenpaupack, the Schuylkill River Trail, the Three Rivers, and everywhere else in Pennsylvania that gives you the opportunity to get out. Why...

Pennsylvania Legacies #77: Champions of Sustainability

Pennsylvania Legacies #77: Champions of Sustainability

July 13, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

On this episode: how the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles became the greenest team in pro sports, plus news from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape.     Links: Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape 2018 Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner Philadelphia Eagles...

Video: Tunnel Vision

Video: Tunnel Vision

June 29, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

The Climax Tunnel was built in the 1870s and remained in use by the Allegheny Valley Railroad until 2010, when the 51-mile Driftwood Low-Grade Corridor was acquired and transformed into a multi-use trail. The years had not been kind. The...

News from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landcape

News from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landcape

June 26, 2018By: Laura Bray

At PEC, we firmly believe in conservation through collaboration. One way we practice this motto is through the bi-monthly publication of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape (LHCL) E-newsletter that reaches more than seven hundred individuals. We write this e-newsletter to...