PEC in the News

Allegheny River voted Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2017

January 12, 2017GoErie.com

The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been voted the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general public was invited to vote online Nov. 14-Dec.19, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, according to a press release...

Tri-County Rails to Trails to hold annual meeting

January 12, 2017The Courier-Express

BROCKWAY — Brockway finds itself in the unique – and enviable – position of having several trails converge in the community. Those trails could eventually blend with an ambitious effort to create a 1,400-mile Industrial Heartland Rail-to-Trail that will include...

Printer donated to state environmental council

January 12, 2017The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

NEPA Alliance donated a Hewlett Packard format printer to the northeast regional office of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) in Luzerne. Since 1970, PEC has been a central figure in the environmental and conservation discussion in Pennsylvania. PEC manages the...

Trail Connection extends circuit trails in Bucks County

December 22, 2016The Intelligencer

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Bucks County Transportation Management Association hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new segment of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L) in Bristol, Pennsylvania. The celebration took place on Green Lane...

Are We Heading For a Hydropower Boom on the Three Rivers?

December 19, 2016The Allegheny Front

…Environmental groups have often frowned on hydropower because big, new dams can wipe out habitat and displace homes and businesses. But some environmental groups are latching onto the idea of building them on pre-existing dams like Emsworth. Lindsay Baxter of the...

Vote for Allegheny for 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 14, 2016Erie Times-News

The Middle and Upper Allegheny River is one of four finalists for the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Public voting started Monday at pariveroftheyear.org and runs through Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. The other nominees are Brandywine, Loyalhanna and Perkiomen...

Illegal Tire Dump Cleaned Up in Scranton

November 12, 2016WNEP-TV

SCRANTON — One spot in Scranton is getting a little more beautiful this weekend. The Lackawanna River Conservation Association held a cleanup and beautification project on Parker Street on Saturday. Volunteers tackled an illegal tire dump site right next to...

WESA-FM’s Josh Raulerson leaving for job in non-profit communications

November 7, 2016Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Election day brings change to WESA-FM. Longtime host Josh Raulerson is leaving the NPR station to work in communications for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Mr. Raulerson announced his departure Monday morning; his last shift was today.. Christopher Ayers arrived at...

Schuylkill Headwaters Association president recognized for efforts

October 27, 2016Hazleton Standard-Speaker

POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill County commissioners recognized William E. Reichert, president of Schuylkill Headwaters Association, at Oct. 19 meeting for leading the water quality improvement efforts in the Schuylkill River watershed. Reichert was one of several people to receive the...

New section of Susquehanna Warrior Trail Dedicated

October 22, 2016The Citizens Voice

PLYMOUTH TWP. — The region’s expanding system of hiking and biking trails provides great “places to play in and to pray in,” according to Sean Baker of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council. Baker served as master of ceremonies Friday at...

Environmentalists recognized at annual Evening for NEPA’s Environment

October 20, 2016Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE —To Janet Sweeney, the Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on Thursday night was the culmination of a year’s worth of work of protecting our environment, promoting the natural assets of the region and, with the aid of her associates,...

Environmentalists slowly winning war against illegal dumping

October 10, 2016The Citizens Voice

Environmentalists and their allies are slowly winning the campaign to eliminate illegal dump sites in Luzerne County. “The situation has improved,’’ said Janet Sweeney, vice president of the nonprofit Pennsylvania Environmental Council. “People seem to be more conscious of the...