Press Releases

Beaver River Conservation Plan Final

October 6, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pa. – With an eye toward the future of the Beaver River, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council has released the final Beaver River Conservation and Management Plan for the entire Beaver River Corridor.  The plan, created as part of the...

DCNR, Partners Sign Pennsylvania Water Trail Agreement

September 30, 2008

Monroe County, Pa. – An agreement to encourage the development and enhancement of Pennsylvania Water Trails was signed today by officials from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the...

Global warming’s impacts and risks at home identified

September 30, 2008

A report being released tomorrow by the Union of Concerned Scientists will identify the impacts and risks of global warming in Pennsylvania, underscoring the need for the state to adopt a strong Climate Change Action Plan, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

PEC Releases RFQ for Ohiopyle Project

September 23, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has issued a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals for consultants interested in developing the Ohiopyle Joint Master Plan and Implementation Strategy for both Ohiopyle Borough and Ohiopyle State Park. The project is unique in...

Acting DEP Secretary to speak at PEC Annual Members Meeting

September 9, 2008

John Hanger, recently sworn in as Acting Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, will address attendees at PEC’s Annual Members Meeting on September 17 in Harrisburg. Hanger joins other regional and national climate change and policy experts to speak...

PEC short film selected for Eco Film Forum in Philadelphia

September 4, 2008

“Philadelphia Riverfronts and Trails,” a five-minute television program produced by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 3PPG and MiND tv, will be featured at the Eco Film Forum at the GreenFest celebration on September 7 at 3:30. As part of the Sustainable...

Youghioghey River of the Year Sojourn Fun, Educational

July 22, 2008

The Pennsylvania 2008 River of the Year was celebrated for four days during the Youghiogheny River Sojourn, which concluded Sunday. Overall, 90 people participated in the sojourn to learn about George Washington’s trip down the Yough, the waterway’s continuing recovery...

COALS Berks County Cleanup Complete

June 16, 2008

Reading, Pa. – The Cleanup Our American Lands and Streams (COALS) Program is being implemented in Berks County by local partners through the initiative of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the non-profit Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). A...

Meadville Market House Reaches Key Goals

June 16, 2008

Rarely have the problems of farm closures and empty downtown storefronts been addressed in the comprehensive manner in which they have been approached through the Meadville Market House Sustainability Project, according to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. PEC’s final report on...

Mayor Nutter speaks at PEC dinner, Samuel & Eleanor Morris honored

June 13, 2008

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter served as keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) 38th Annual Philadelphia Dinner on June 10th. “The Mayor’s recent announcement of a Director of Sustainability, his insightful reorganization of City operating departments, his increased...