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Pennsylvania Conservation Landscape Initiatives

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMxSDB1YroQ
    A Fresh Start

    Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest.

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    Mine Land to Forest Land

    Volunteers plant 8,000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County in celebration of Earth Day 2017.

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    John Dawes, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    PEC presented John Dawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards for his watershed repair and conservation efforts throughout Pennsylvania.

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    John Schombert, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    John Schombert received an Environmental Award from PEC during the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards for his tireless efforts in addressing the control and management of stormwater.

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    Rosebud Mining: 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    Rosebud Mining received an Environmental Award from PEC for their contribution to environmental conservation through cleanup efforts in Cambria County.

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    Millvale EcoDistrict: 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    The Millvale EcoDistrict won one of the Environmental Awards presented by PEC for their hard work and achievements in environmental conservation.

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    Little Juniata River Association: 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    The Little Juniata River Association received an Environmental Award from PEC for their conservation efforts during the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards in May. PEC looks back on the organization’s hard work and dedication to cleaning and preserving the Little Juniata River.

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    Center for Watershed Research & Service: 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    The Center for Watershed Research & Service won an Environmental Award from PEC during the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards in May. PEC reflects on the organization’s hard work and efforts to promote watershed restoration and conservation.

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    Voices of the Laurel Highlands

    The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape, an initiative undertaken by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) and partnering with many groups throughout the area.

    These are some of their stories.

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    Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program

    PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney outlines the issue of illegal dumping in Northeast Pennsylvania, and the work that PEC and its many volunteers are doing to combat it.

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    Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape

    PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney highlights the work of PEC’s Northeast regional office in the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape.

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    The River Town Program

    PEC Executive Vice President Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s initiatives in creating community connections to riverfronts along some of Pennsylvania’s rivers.

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