PEC in the News

River of the Year voting ends; winner unknown till 2018

December 23, 2017Times-Tribune (Scranton)

Online voting in the Pennsylvania 2018 River of the Year contest ended Friday at 5 p.m., but the winner won’t be announced until after the new year, a contest official said. The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers oversees the...

A look at Pittsburgh’s latest Climate Action Plan

December 20, 2017Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh’s proposed new Climate Action Plan is certainly ambitious. Most broadly, it sets the goal of reducing the city’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 percent (from a 2003 baseline) by 2023; by 50 percent by 2030; and by 80 percent by...

County projects win grants

December 7, 2017Citzens Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded grants to eight projects in Luzerne County through the agency’s 2017 Community Conservation Partnerships program. The grants fund a variety of projects, including public parks, recreation areas, trails, river conservation and access,...

University of Scranton Receives Award

December 3, 2017Times-Tribune (Scranton)

The [University of Scranton’s] Sustainability Office received a Pennsylvania Environmental Council 2017 Partnership Award for its collaboration with area organizations on numerous community projects such as BikeScranton, as well as a food composting program and community garden. The award was...

Voting to begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

December 2, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state — including the Lower Susquehanna River/Susquehanna Riverlands. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

PCCD lives up to its name

December 2, 2017Endeavor News (Potter County)

Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) board members reviewed a number of stream restoration projects recently completed by staff members during this month’s meeting. Several log and stone instream structures were built to enhance fish habitat and improve bank stabilization. Structures...

Voting Starts for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

November 27, 2017Environmental Protection

Online voting by the public has begun for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Residents are invited to choose from among five waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced Nov....

Public invited to vote for Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 22, 2017The Mercury (Pottstown)

The public has been invited to once again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state, the public is invited to vote for their choice of River of the...

Signs installed in W-B to help visitors navigate city

November 20, 2017The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — You can see them in tourist spots like New Hope and Jim Thorpe, and bigger eastern Pennsylvania cities like Bethlehem. And now, you can find them in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The Diamond City Partnership has teamed up with several...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Awards University

November 14, 2017Royal News (University of Scranton)

The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office received a Pennsylvania Environmental Council 2017 Partnership Award for its collaboration with area organizations on numerous community projects such as BikeScranton, as well as a food composting program and community garden. The award was...

New life for the dammed? Philly issues call for hydro-energy projects

November 2, 2017Philadelphia Inquirer

[…] While small-scale hydro projects often generate public excitement, many never get off the ground because they can’t make money, especially in a low-energy price environment. Such was the case with an innovative pilot project the Water Department explored five years...