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Power to Save

November 25, 2015WNEP

WNEP’s Don Jacobs sat down with PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney to discuss the Northeastern Environmental Partners (of which PEC is a part) and its work over the last 25 years to help make Northeast Pennsylvania a better place.

Voting Open for Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 15, 2015Scranton Times-Tribune

SCRANTON — The public may vote online for one of five waterways to win the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year honor, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said. Nominees include the Kiski-Conemaugh, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Ohio and Susquehanna...

Voting to Open For 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 13, 2015Reading Eagle

HARRISBURG-Voting will begin Friday for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year, a title claimed last year by the Conewango Creek and in 2014 by the Schuylkill River. This year, online voters can choose from five nominated waterways: the Kiski-Conemaugh,...

Application Process Underway for County Recreation Grants

November 9, 2015The Citizens Voice

LUZERNE — Krista Schneider has a plan for downtown Hazleton. Scott Everett has a plan for the D&L Trail. Richard Cochrane has a plan for a bike path from Luzerne to Edwardsville. They all have a chance for some funding...

Bethlehem Authority Honored for Watershed Project

October 29, 2015The Morning Call

The Nature Conservancy and the Bethlehem Authority, which oversees the land surrounding the city’s water supply, will be recognized Thursday for its sustainable forestry project by the Northeast Environmental Partners. The project includes a timbering program where the authority performs...

Newest Public Utility Commission Member Place Knows Gas, Sheep

October 20, 2015Trib Total Media

If you want to know what Andrew Place is up to at any given hour, take a look at his footwear. The newest member of the state Public Utility Commission has spent years moving among different roles: Greene County sheep...

Susquehanna Environmental Group Improving Susquehanna Tributary

October 19, 2015Scranton Times-Tribune

HARMONY TWP. — Dana Rockwell peeled back the flaps of a grimy garbage bag left near one of his favorite swimming holes on Starrucca Creek. A disappointed scowl crossed his face as the bag revealed paint cans tossed carelessly in...

How Can Small Cities and Towns Reconnect With Their Rivers?

October 15, 2015Keystone Crossroads

As the industries along urban waterfronts have faded, big cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have come up with robust master plans — and significant funding — to connect people with their rivers. But what can smaller municipalities with fewer resources do...

Funds Needed to Designate Allegheny River as a Pennsylvania Water Trail

October 9, 2015Trib Total Media

Armstrong County officials are turning to communities along the Allegheny River for money needed to designate the river as a Pennsylvania Water Trail. Officials are asking each of the 21 communities that border the river to contribute $250 toward the...

Safer Streets Require Funding

October 6,

LAST MONTH, Councilwoman Cindy Bass put out a statement highlighting the traffic violence faced by the people in her district. Three of the 10 most dangerous intersections for crashes in the city – Broad and Olney, Chelten and Wayne Avenues,...