Press Releases

John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

July 1, 2015

John Dawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, shares his thoughts on PEC’s role and impact across the Commonwealth. He discusses PEC’s strengths, its ability to assess program’s and legislation on a quick basis in an effort to...

William Penn Foundation Presents PEC with $1.5 Million Grant

William Penn Foundation Presents PEC with $1.5 Million Grant

June 29, 2015

CONTACT: Alex Oltmanns Pennsylvania Environmental Council (412) 481-9400 aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce receipt of a $1.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation for support of development of the Circuit trail network...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 45th Annual Environmental Partnership Dinner

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 45th Annual Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 Contact: Alex Oltmanns Phone: (412) 481-9400 aoltmanns@pecpa.org Philadelphia – Last night (June 17), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted the 2015 Environmental Partnership Dinner, celebrating PEC’s work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment and to enhance...

Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

June 9, 2015

PEC Program Manager Frank Maguire discusses the formation of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (iHeartTrails), a 1,600-mile regional network of trails spanning five states. Maguire not only outlines the 53-county network and PEC’s role in its formation by bringing people...

25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment to be Held Oct. 29

25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment to be Held Oct. 29

June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 jsweeney@pecpa.org The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper...

WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

May 22, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

WPEA Winner Feature: Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association

WPEA Winner Feature: Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association

May 15, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

WPEA Winner Feature: McKean County Conservation District

WPEA Winner Feature: McKean County Conservation District

May 8, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

WPEA Winner Feature: Environmental Charter School

WPEA Winner Feature: Environmental Charter School

May 1, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

April 30, 2015

    Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, announced that it will produce a monthly, half-hour television talk show on environmental issues. The first episode premiered last Sunday, May 3. Titled “Environmental Focus”, the...