PEC In The News

Category: Trails & Recreation

Finances, promoting fishing dominate new PFBC leader’s agenda

November 18, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Tim Schaeffer was on the job for less than three days when I hit him with some hard questions. He didn’t flinch. As the new executive director with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Schaeffer know there are many tough...

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...

Riverfront 47 inching closer to start of park and trail

August 16, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Design team finalists for the Riverfront 47 park and trail have been whittled to four, developers announced. They include two Pittsburgh-based firms, Environmental Planning and Design and LaQuatra Bonci . Environmental Planning and Design was the master planner for Aspinwall...

Pike Outdoors app new tool for hikers, etc.

August 14, 2018News Eagle (Hawley)

MILFORD – The wilds of nature, seemingly so far removed from the high technology and conveniences of civilization, may not be the setting one may expect for useful application of 21st century electronic wonders many people carry in their pockets....

Juniata River Water Trail gains 2 new launch sites

June 12, 2018Patriot-News (Harrisburg)

A pair of new boat launches have officially opened on the Juniata River, providing new, prime access to the Juniata River Water Trail as it passes through Huntingdon County. The 2 new launches are located at Mapleton and Mount Union....

IN FOCUS: East Coast Greenway and Clean Air Run

May 21, 2018PHL17 In Focus

The East Coast Greenway is a 3,000 mile biking and walking route linking major cities in the United States from Maine to Florida – and is, of course, located right in our Tri-State area. Twenty-five million people are located within...

Laurel Ridge braces for climate change

April 20, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Atop Laurel Ridge in eastern Westmoreland County, a strategically placed pile of crushed limestone serves as a low-tech measure to keep acid rain from getting into Rock Run — and then Linn Run, which feeds into Loyalhanna Creek. “We’re dealing...