PEC in the News

Blawnox working to become part of Heritage Trail

March 13, 2017Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Blawnox council is making strides to bring a walking trail to the municipality. Courtney Mahronich, director of trail development for Friends of the Riverfront, is working with council to extend the Three Rivers Heritage Trail through Blawnox. Friends of the...

Is deep decarbonization the key to solving Pennsylvania’s air pollution?

March 9, 2017NEXT Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh will become the center of a critical climate change debate when the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosts its upcoming event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Various speakers and experts will gather for Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths...

Freeport to look at stadium use

January 24, 2017Valley News Dispatch

Freeport Borough could be deciding the future of venerable Swartz Memorial Stadium over the next few months. The borough will be receiving a $90,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with Freeport kicking in $20,000 as...

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...