PEC In The News

Category: Trails & Recreation

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...

Laurel Highlands shelter project gets $5,000 grant

April 6, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Those trekking the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail who plan to stay in shelters in Somerset County will benefit from a project to restore the 40 three-sided Adirondack shelters along the Ohiopyle-to-Seward path. Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council are providing...

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...

‘Mini-grants’ available for conservation-focused projects

January 22, 2018Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown)

A just-awarded state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant will fund conservation-focused projects in the Laurel Highlands region, according to the organization that received the grant and will administer the program. The 2018 Laurel Highlands Conservation Assistance Grant program...

Loyalsock Creek named PA 2018 River of the Year in public voting

January 8, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — Home to legions of paddlers, anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts in northcentral Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among five waterways nominated...

FC Council President Reviews 2017 and Plans for 2018

January 4, 2018The Kittanning Paper

In her final comments during the last public meeting of Ford City Borough Council, Council President Carol Fenyes reflected on a few of the items accomplished during 2017. The following is from her notes obtained by the Kittanning Paper: …...

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...

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