Press Releases

Calling all Watershed Group Leaders

June 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018   Contact:  Susan Myerov, AICP Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Tel: 267.479.6102 Email: smyerov@pecpa.org   Calling all Watershed Group Leaders South-Central PA Region Watershed Workshop Announced for June 20   Carlisle, PA – Clean and abundant...

Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Forward on Methane

June 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2018   Contact: Josh Raulerson – 412.481.9400 / jraulerson@pecpa.org   Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Forward on Methane Pennsylvania joins other states in addressing air emissions from natural gas operations   (PITTSBURGH, PA – June 7, 2018)....

Nominations Sought for 2018 Northeast Environmental Partners Awards

May 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2018   Nominations Sought for 2018 Northeast Environmental Partners Awards   NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, 570-718-6507   Luzerne, PA — The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “28th Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s...

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Builds on Conservation Success

April 4, 2018

Philadelphia – More than $40 million in new funding announced Wednesday by the William Penn Foundation (WPF) will support the second phase of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). Already among the country’s largest non-governmental conservation efforts to protect and...

Five Programs To Receive Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

March 26, 2018

Pittsburgh – Five environmental programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $25,000 from Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact on the environment. They are this year’s winners of the...

POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2018   POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2018 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are...

Loyalsock Creek is Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

January 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2018   Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting   CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Harrisburg, PA – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and...

PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups

December 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2017 CONTACT: Palmira Miller, Program Coordinator 175 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 570-592-7876   PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups   Luzerne, PA — Since 2007, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a 501(c)3 non-profit...

Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

November 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2017 CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year   Harrisburg – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018...

2018 PA River of the Year Nominations Open

October 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2018 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Nominations Accepted from October 9, 2017 Through November 6, 2017 Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…   Luzerne –...