Press Releases

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 25, 2017

Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must...

Nominations Sought for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

January 12, 2017

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS Winning Entries to Receive $5,000 Awards   Pittsburgh—If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion want to hear from you! Nominations are now being...

2017 River of the Year Winner Announced

January 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2017 MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR: 717-705-2225; tbrady@pa.gov Janet Sweeney, POWR: 570-718-6507; jsweeney@pecpa.org   Allegheny Named Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year Harrisburg, PA – Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, and a...

New D&L Trail Section Opens

December 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2016 Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org   NEW D&L TRAIL SECTION OPENS Safer Access to Circuit Trails in Bristol Township   Bristol, PA – On Friday, December 16, 2016, the...

PEC Receives State Grants for Watersheds Work

December 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2016 Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org     PEC RECEIVES STATE GRANTS FOR WATERSHEDS WORK Included: Funding for Possible Expansion of Conservation Landscapes Program   Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Department...

New Grant Support For PEC’s 2017 Deep Decarbonization Conference

November 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Baxter, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Date: November 30th, 2016 Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: lbaxter@pecpa.org   Pittsburgh— The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) announced today that it has received a $7,500 grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) in support...

Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year

November 11, 2016

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today. Waterways nominated for...

Introducing Communications Director Josh Raulerson

Introducing Communications Director Josh Raulerson

November 7, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Davitt Woodwell Date: November 7th, 2016 Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: dwoodwell@pecpa.org PEC Hiring News: Introducing Communications Director Josh Raulerson PITTSBURGH – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today named Josh Raulerson its new Director of Communications. A longtime...

2017 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 4, 2016

Contact: Janet Sweeney (570) 718‐6507 Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 28, 2016 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the...

Senate Passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

Senate Passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

September 15, 2016

Press release from the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: Madeline Urbish Date: September 15, 2016 Phone: 609-400-3845 Today, the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act was passed by the U.S. Senate as part of a larger package...

Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Now Accepting Reservations

Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Now Accepting Reservations

September 9, 2016

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 Products Company, and Wilkes University) invite you to attend the...