Press Releases

New Handbook will help make golf courses more “green”

June 22, 2009

Golf course superintendents can now take advantage of a new Water Resources Best Management Practices Handbook to help make their courses truly green. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), in partnership with Land Studies, Inc., published the new Best Management Practices...

Ohiopyle Smart Transportation Project Approved

May 29, 2009

Ohiopyle, Pa. – Partners in the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative (CLI) were delighted to learn that the Smart Transportation application for Ohiopyle has been approved by the state Department of Transportation. The $1.92 million project will entail a significant...

Western PA Environmental Awards Winners & Lifetime Achievement Announced

May 28, 2009

Snakes and salamanders, wildlife and watersheds, and brownfields with a green future comprise the five area environmental programs that have been named as the winners of the 2009 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, announced yesterday by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental...

Path of the Flood Trail map and guide now available

May 21, 2009

Johnstown, Pa. – Several local partners have worked together to produce a map and guide for the Path of the Flood Trail from Ehrenfeld to Johnstown following the route of the infamous Johnstown Flood of 1889, in which 2,209 people...

Ohiopyle Master Plan public meeting set

April 29, 2009

Ohiopyle, Pa. – Ohiopyle Borough and Ohiopyle State Park announce today that the kick-off meeting for the Ohiopyle Joint Master Plan and Implementation Strategy will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Ohiopyle Community Center....

Tree Planting at the Lands at Hillside Farms

April 7, 2009

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Lands at Hillside Farms will be conducting a streamside tree seedling planting at the Lands at Hillside Farm in Trucksville on Thursday, April 9, 2009 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The tree seedling...