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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.

You Know You’re on a Roll ….

You Know You’re on a Roll ….

December 16, 2016By: Patrick Starr

Today, 35 people stood for an hour in 20 degree cold to celebrate the completion of another 1200 feet (.25 miles) of the Circuit Trails!  Crazy?  Maybe, but I’d say you know you’re on a roll when municipal officials and...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 7: Gabi Hughes

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 7: Gabi Hughes

September 20, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Gabi Hughes, an environmental educator at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, joins the podcast to discuss what led her to environmental education, her experience in the profession, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the podcast’s first...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth

September 20, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Elena Meth, an environmental studies/sociology and anthropology double major at Denison University joins the podcast to discuss how she developed her passion for the environment, her collegiate studies, the next generation of environmental stewards, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 5: Andy Hamilton

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 5: Andy Hamilton

September 13, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Andy Hamilton, Mid Atlantic Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway, Vice Chair of the September 11 National Memorial Trail Board, and Chair of DCNR’s Trail Advisory Committee joins the podcast to discuss Pennsylvania trail projects. Hamilton highlights work on the...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 4: Don Hopey

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 4: Don Hopey

September 6, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette environmental reporter Don Hopey joins the podcast to discuss the state of environmental journalism, how he got started in the industry, and much more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the podcast’s first three episodes featuring PEC’s John...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 2: Steve Craig

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 2: Steve Craig

August 23, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Lawrence County Commissioner Steve Craig joins the podcast to discuss the county’s development, planning issues and how they’ve evolved over the last 20 years, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the podcast’s first episode featuring John Walliser,...

Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

August 22, 2016By: Janet Sweeney

Hiking along the Frost Hollow Trail in Lackawanna State Park my husband Terry and I found ourselves discussing ways to attract the region’s college students to the enriching outdoor opportunities available in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Terry, Professor and Chair of the...

Introducing “Pennsylvania Legacies”

Introducing “Pennsylvania Legacies”

August 15, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In our continuing efforts to increase environmental and conservation stewardship across the Commonwealth, PEC is pleased to present our first podcast series (the term “PEC-Cast” has even been suggested). Titled “Pennsylvania Legacies,” these conversations, hosted by Davitt Woodwell, are meant...

Busman’s Holiday

Busman’s Holiday

July 11, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

Quarterly Trail Forum Showcases Partnership

Quarterly Trail Forum Showcases Partnership

February 22, 2016By: Tony Spagnoli

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the quarterly Northeast Pennsylvania Trail Forum was held Feb. 12 at the Bear Creek Reserve, just southwest of Wilkes-Barre. Every four months the Trail Forum meets at a new location in upstate Pennsylvania to...

2015 Greenways and Trails Summit a Big Success Yet Again

2015 Greenways and Trails Summit a Big Success Yet Again

October 7, 2015By: Frank Maguire

A chance to share new ideas, progress reports, and challenges facing the world of trails throughout the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society brings together trail builders, planners, advocates, and managers for the Greenways and Trails Summit every other...

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...

The Next Wave in Paddling: Adaptive Equipment and Accessible Docks

The Next Wave in Paddling: Adaptive Equipment and Accessible Docks

March 3, 2015By: Amy Camp

The overarching goal of PEC’s Water Trails program is to allow more Pennsylvanians to enjoy the natural water resources that abound in the Commonwealth. To do that, we work with our stewardship partners to lower the barrier to entry. Barriers...

PEC Teams Up With American Trails To Host Water Trail Stewardship Webinar

PEC Teams Up With American Trails To Host Water Trail Stewardship Webinar

February 2, 2015By: Amy Camp

Environmental stewardship is central to PEC’s work, so it’s no surprise that we recently found ourselves co-hosting a stewardship webinar attended by people from 24 states and three Canadian provinces. The webinar, titled Protect What You Love: Water Trail Ambassador...

Building Trails the PEC Way

December 22, 2014By: Patrick Starr

PEC’s trail work makes for a lot of great partners. Building a trail, especially a multi-use trail that is safe for kids and families, is real work! My week started with the determined Mayor DiGirolamo, leader of Bensalem Township, PA’s...