PEC in the News

Volunteers plant trees in Pinchot State Forest to celebrate Earth Day

April 24, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

PLYMOUTH TWP. — Nearly 200 volunteers got down and dirty Friday, planting roughly 4,000 trees in celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers made their way up the rocky terrain in the Pinchot State Forest on Friday morning, holding buckets full of...

Mining Scars Receive Earth Day Makeover

April 24, 2017Shamokin News-Item

BEAR GAP — Several acres of damaged former mine sites in the Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest received an Earth Day restoration Saturday with volunteers planting more than 3,500 seedlings that will improve water quality in the...

Roaring Brook Discusses Trails Sponsorship

April 21, 2017Moscow Villager

ROARING BROOK –Discussion over sponsorship of the North Pocono Trails Association came up at March’s township meeting. Debbie Bertha spoke at the meeting to supervisors about the need for municipal sponsorship on their grant application. In previous years, Moscow Borough...

Earth Day program set for along Susquehanna River

April 18, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — The Riverfront Parks Committee will celebrate Earth Day on Friday with a variety of events for school students along the Susquehanna River in Nesbitt Park and the Kirby Park Natural Area. Classes participating in the program will learn...

Award for the Wise

April 3, 2017Happenings Magazine

The Northeast PA Environmental Council (PEC) recognizes people who make Pennsylvania ‘greener’ and more environmentally conscious with the Environmental Partnership Awards. Initiated in 1991, the recognition is a highly coveted honor. “PEC is a nonprofit organization that promotes the protection...

Vision 2025 Highlights

April 3, 2017Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

… Stakeholders discuss forming River and Green Alliance On Feb. 27, more than 40 local, regional and state stakeholders came together to discuss the formation of a Johnstown River and Green Alliance. Organized by the River and Green Capture Team,...

Nittany Valley Charter students help boost ecosystem on farmland

April 1, 2017Centre Daily Times

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY — A former tree farm in northern Huntingdon County is being brought back to life with the help of students from a State College-based charter school. Forty-eight Nittany Valley Charter School students in kindergarten through eighth grade...

PA Environmental Excellence Award winners announced

March 26, 2017Grove City Allied News

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced this week that 21 organizations across the commonwealth will receive the prestigious 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 16 projects that represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public...

West Branch wins award for biomass heating project

March 23, 2017Clearfield Progress

ALLPORT — The state Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday that 21 organizations across the commonwealth will receive the prestigious 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 16 projects that represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public service...

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