Pennsylvania Legacies #36: Down to Earth

April 28, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
PEC Blog

More than 300 northeastern Pennsylvanians turned out last weekend to help PEC and DCNR plant thousands of seedlings on former mining sites. This week’s show features voices from our Earth Day 2017 tree-planting event in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County.

Links:

Chesapeake Bay Program

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative

DCNR Bureau of Forestry

Video:

A Fresh Start – 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.

Mine Land to Forest Land – Volunteers celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting 8000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County.

Photos:

Earth Day 2017 Tree-Planting In Pinchot State Forest

Earth Day 2017 Tree-Planting In Weiser State Forest

 

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