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Spring Cleaning in Northeastern PA

Spring Cleaning in Northeastern PA

June 23, 2017By: Palmira Miller

PEC’s Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program returned to action this spring, as nearly 200 local volunteers hauled away upwards of 46 tons of waste and debris from sites across northeastern Pennsylvania.   Susquehanna County PEC’s ongoing partnership with the Friends of...

Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service

Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service

May 19, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

PEC opposes a state Senate bill that would expose surface water to further impacts from underground mining, and we pay tribute to two western PA environmental leaders up for Lifetime Achievement honors at our spring awards dinner.     Links:...

Extreme Physiology Returns to NEPA

Extreme Physiology Returns to NEPA

May 8, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Students in the University of Scranton’s “Extreme Physiology” program learn about the physiological effects of different training environments by experiencing them firsthand. A new four-week summer course offering has participants hiking, biking, and paddling through the often rugged terrain of northeastern Pennsylvania to earn elective credits in...

Pennsylvania Legacies #37: Into the Woods

Pennsylvania Legacies #37: Into the Woods

May 6, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

The Montour Woods Conservation Area outside Pittsburgh is a time capsule, studded with remnants of the area’s agricultural and industrial past. It’s also part of the pathway to a future when public parks and greenspaces across the region will be...

Pennsylvania Legacies #36: Down to Earth

April 28, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

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....

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)

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...

Pennsylvania Legacies #23: 2017 Preview, part 4

Pennsylvania Legacies #23: 2017 Preview, part 4

January 27, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

The state’s Conservation Landscapes program is poised to expand in 2017 with the creation of a new landscape area in western PA. We’ll learn about the new “Glacier’s Edge” landscape from program manager Marla Papernick on this week’s show.

Out With The Old (Tires)

Out With The Old (Tires)

January 3, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

PEC’s illegal dumpsite cleanup program ended 2016 with a pair of cleanup events in Susquehanna County. Workers from the Springville Township Street Department got the job done on December 8th, just in time for the first snowfall of the year. A total...