Press Releases

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 –...

PEC Announces Fall 2017 Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups

October 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2017   Contact: Palmira Miller Phone:  570-592-7876 Email: pmiller@pecpa.org   PEC Announces Fall 2017 Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups   Luzerne — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking volunteers to assist in the cleanup of three...

Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Awards Dinner

August 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2017   Contact: Angela Vitkoski Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: avitkoski@pecpa.org    27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental...

Pocono Mini-Grants Announced

August 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2017 Mini-Grantees   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, and with funding provided by...

New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania

New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania

June 29, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2017 Contact: Lindsay Baxter, Energy and Climate Program Manager Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: lbaxter@pecpa.org   New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania  Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released a white paper, Achieving...