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Category: Watersheds

Allegheny River voted Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2017

January 12,

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...

Schuylkill Headwaters Association president recognized for efforts

October 27, 2016Hazleton Standard-Speaker

POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill County commissioners recognized William E. Reichert, president of Schuylkill Headwaters Association, at Oct. 19 meeting for leading the water quality improvement efforts in the Schuylkill River watershed. Reichert was one of several people to receive the...

Environmentalists recognized at annual Evening for NEPA’s Environment

October 20, 2016Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE —To Janet Sweeney, the Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on Thursday night was the culmination of a year’s worth of work of protecting our environment, promoting the natural assets of the region and, with the aid of her associates,...

Editorial: Work to Expand Pa.’s Hydro Power

September 1, 2016Pocono Record

What do Promised Land, Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro, Hickory Run, Beltzville, Nescopeck and Ricketts Glan have in common? These state parks in Monroe County or nearby northeastern Pennsylvania are all potential sources of hydropower. Energy experts say Pennsylvania has great potential to...

Newsmaker: Ed Schroth

Newsmaker: Ed Schroth

May 23, 2016Trib Total Media

Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council awarded Schroth a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for his more than 50 years of service as a biology teacher at Quaker Valley High School and Duquesne University. The council called Schroth “one of the most...

Partners break ground on mountain bike trail around Quemahoning Lake

Partners break ground on mountain bike trail around Quemahoning Lake

May 20, 2016The Tribune-Democrat

If May 2017 brings the region another breezy Friday of sunshine and temperatures just under 70 degrees, visitors to Quemahoning Lake should have another vantage point to take in the views: a bicycle seat. Partners in a proposed 17-mile mountain-bike...

Schuylkill River Towns To Host Two Programs In Phoenixville

May 5,

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — The Schuylkill River Towns Program (SRTP), an initiative of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, is hosting two community events in the Phoenixville area this month. On Saturday, May 7, SRTP will be hosting a tour of the Lock...

Developers of Hydro Plants See Role in Pittsburgh Region

December 26, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calls it an “aquatic staircase.” Every dozen miles or so, the water in the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela rivers trips over a dam and falls several feet into a lower channel. The man-made cascades...