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Category: Communities & Landscapes

Teaming Up for Cleanup!

November 29, 2018WBRE/WYOU-TV

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Students from Blue Ridge High School traded notebooks and pens for work gloves and mud boot at a New Milford illegal dumpsite cleanup. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and local businesses teamed up for the cleanup of hundreds of tires....

Riverfront 47 open Saturday for walking tour

November 16, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

…Riverfront 47 selected Balmori with input of a team of advisors that included Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Darla Cravotta, manager of special projects for Allegheny County; Trish Klatt, Aspinwall Riverfront Park board president; Tim McLaughlin, Aspinwall...

PA Candidates Support Conservation Fund

October 18, 2018Public News Service

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal program vital to conservation efforts in Pennsylvania expired last month, but there’s bipartisan support for its permanent authorization. Since 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has brought $315 million to support more than 1,500...

Summit showcases health, economic benefits of local trails

September 20, 2018Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

EBENSBURG – Local recreational trails provide more than biking, walking and running opportunities for area residents and visitors – they spur economic development, boost community partnerships and improve the overall health of users. Panel discussions, workshops and speakers elaborated on...

100 tires and counting

July 20, 2018Pocono Record

DINGMANS FERRY — As they have every year for the past 29 years, Kittatinny Canoes spent Wednesday morning gearing up 50 canoes for volunteers to use while cleaning up the Delaware River. The 29th annual On and Under the Delaware...

Delaware River cleanup improves water quality

July 19, 2018New Jersey Herald

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Nearly three decades of cleaning up the Delaware River between Barryville, N.Y., and the Delaware Water Gap has resulted in an unprecedented level of cleanliness in the water. That was the message participants in the 29th...

Annual Delaware River Cleanup in the Poconos

July 18, 2018WNEP-TV

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Under a bright sunny sky, more than 100 volunteers took to the Delaware River in canoes and picked up trash along the way near Milford. It’s all part of the annual “On and Under the Delaware...

Park hosts 29th annual Delaware River clean-up on July 17

July 15, 2018New Jersey Herald

BUSHKILL, Pa. — The National Park Service is hosting the 29th annual On and Under the Delaware River Clean-up on Tuesday, July 17. The annual event, sponsored by the Milford-based Kittatinny Canoes, the oldest and largest canoe livery operator in...

Walking trail planned at Lowber mine drainage treatment system

April 23, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Walking around the six settling ponds and wetlands in Lowber should be easier this fall after the watershed group managing the mine drainage treatment system builds a trail around the Sewickley Township site. The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association hopes to...

Laurel Highlands shelter restoration project wins environmental award

April 2, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A project that restored Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail shelters and a program that provides free technical services for Allegheny County communities dealing with soil contamination are among five entities selected for $5,000 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, according to the Pennsylvania...