Press Releases

Fire Sale

October 9, 2009

Unable, after a hundred days, to balance the budget, the Senate, House and Gov. Rendell have put a sign on our State Forest lands saying “Fire Sale. Must sell.” One of the last unresolved issues is the proposal to lease...

Action Alert: Make Your Voice Heard on the State Budget

September 28, 2009

Heading into our fourth month without a budget, the alleged light at the end of the tunnel is proving itself to be on oncoming train for those who care about the environment. The framework deal envisioned by the Governor and...

Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Award Recipients

September 11, 2009

“An Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment” – The Nineteenth Annual Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 5:00pm at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Rte 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Eight (8) Recipients of the Environmental Partnership...

Secretary Quigley Tours Laurel Highlands Sites

August 31, 2009

John Quigley, Acting Secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, recently toured Ohiopyle, Connellsville and Laurel Hill State Park to see firsthand some exciting elements of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative (CLI).  Secretary Quigley said the CLI can become...

Triangle Park New Stormwater Management Practices

July 16, 2009

RUTLEDGE BOROUGH – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) celebrated Rutledge Borough’s Triangle Park Stormwater Demonstration Projects at a green ribbon cutting ceremony 4 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at the park, Swarthmore and Rutledge avenues. PEC, an advocate and technical advisor...

Donegal visioning project public meeting set for July 7

June 30, 2009

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in conjunction with several organizations has scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. July 7 to present the draft report from the Donegal Community Design Workshop or charrette held in December. The meeting will be held...

Yough River Water Trail map and guide published

June 29, 2009

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has published a two-part map and guide to promote boating on the newly designated “Youghiogheny River Water Trail.” The water trail was developed in cooperation with the state Department of Conservation & Natural Resources and the...

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...