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Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year

Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year

January 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 14, 2016 Harrisburg – Steeped in historical and recreational value, the free flowing Susquehanna River North Branch in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year following a five-week public voting period....

Pennsylvania Trail Networks Featured in January’s “Environmental Focus”

Pennsylvania Trail Networks Featured in January’s “Environmental Focus”

January 14, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Jan. 14, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://youtu.be/5PoA1zVuzEIVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 01/17/16 (https://youtu.be/5PoA1zVuzEI) Pittsburgh – Over 1,700 miles of hiking and biking trails have proven to be an economic boom for the...

Polluted Stormwater in Pennsylvania’s Waterways Featured in December’s “Environmental Focus”

Polluted Stormwater in Pennsylvania’s Waterways Featured in December’s “Environmental Focus”

December 18, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Dec. 18, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7_0zpbuFAQ&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 12/20/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7_0zpbuFAQ&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – On average, Pennsylvania receives over 40 inches of precipitation each year, but in some areas, all it...

DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

December 15, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals to apply for the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. This prestigious award honors those projects that have transformed...

PEC Announces Promotion for Frank Maguire

December 9, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Dec. 9, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide leader in environment and conservation, today announced that Frank Maguire has been promoted to the position of Program Director...

PEC Announces New Appointment for John Walliser

December 9, 2015

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide leader in environment and conservation, today announced that John J. Walliser will assume the position of Senior Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs. Having been with PEC since 1997, Walliser...

Frank Maguire Discusses PEC’s Role in Promoting Trail Development

Frank Maguire Discusses PEC’s Role in Promoting Trail Development

November 30, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O_2_xL6YcVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Trails and Greenways Program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O_2_xL6Yc) All across the state, PEC pushes the envelope for ever-improving and expanding networks of recreational trails. The Circuit in Philadelphia and the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition out of...

Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate

Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate

November 23, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JND-SlhY5ooVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Energy & Climate Program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JND-SlhY5oo) PEC’s work in the energy and climate sector has become particularly relevant in 2015. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing the final rules for the Clean Power...

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups Discussed in November’s “Environmental Focus”

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups Discussed in November’s “Environmental Focus”

November 13, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Nov. 13, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Na8TWyZV8&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 11/15/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Na8TWyZV8&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – Despite years of progress in recycling and reducing municipal waste, there are still more than 6,500 illegal...

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2016 River of the Year

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2016 River of the Year

November 12, 2015

Luzerne –The public is invited to again vote online for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. Nominated rivers include the Kiski-Conemaugh River, Lackawanna River, Lehigh River, Ohio River, and the...

TTF Watershed Volunteers Plant More Than 200 Trees at Community Planting Day

TTF Watershed Volunteers Plant More Than 200 Trees at Community Planting Day

November 11, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 10, 2015) – On Saturday, 90 volunteers joined the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TFF Watershed) for a Community Planting Day at Ethel Jordan Park along the Jenkintown Creek. Aiming to beautify the area, improve water quality,...

PEC Policy Conference Media Center

PEC Policy Conference Media Center

October 20, 2015

On Oct. 13, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted its second annual Environmental Policy Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. The all-day forum focused on the biggest environmental opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania, including legislation, state implementation of...

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