Press Releases

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...

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....