Press Releases

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...

Environmental Leaders Honored at 2017 WPEA Dinner

Environmental Leaders Honored at 2017 WPEA Dinner

May 25, 2017

Contact: Josh Raulerson Date: May 25, 2017 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org . Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion welcomed friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters to the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards last night at the Westin Hotel and Convention...

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Reforestation Work

April 22, 2017

Luzerne, PA— In celebration of Earth Day 2017, hundreds of northeastern Pennsylvanians gathered today to plant trees at abandoned mine land sites in two state forests. Volunteers planted a total of more than ten thousand seedlings including aspen, white pine,...

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

April 13, 2017

For Immediate Release April 14, 2017   Media contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507     POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the...

Join the Great American Cleanup This Spring in NEPA

April 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017   Contact: Palmira Miller, Pennsylvania Environmental Council 570-592-7876 pmiller@pecpa.org   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, will be conducting Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Events in your area this spring,...

Four Area Environmental Programs To Be Honored

April 7, 2017

Pittsburgh – Four environmental programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $20,000 from Dominion 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 2017...

Nominees Sought for 2017 Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

March 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2017 CONTACT: Angela Vitkoski PHONE: 570-718-6507.   Seeking Nominations for 2017 Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards   Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” and are seeking a Call For...