Press Releases

PEC Launches River Town Program in Allegheny Riverfront Communities

PEC Launches River Town Program in Allegheny Riverfront Communities

February 26, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Feb. 26, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) continues its work to strengthen communities through their connections to rivers and riverfronts. In this ongoing effort, PEC is happy to...

Smallmouth Bass on the Susquehanna River Featured in February’s “Environmental Focus”

Smallmouth Bass on the Susquehanna River Featured in February’s “Environmental Focus”

February 19, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Feb. 19, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWmeJAAuQvE&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 02/21/16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWmeJAAuQvE&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – With the start of fishing season upcoming, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission estimates that as many...

POWR Announces 2016 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

POWR Announces 2016 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 29, 2016

News for Immediate Release January 29, 2016 Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2016 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day...

Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 19, 2016

    Contact: Kelsey Robinson, (512) 691-3404, krobinson@edf.org Anna Geismar, (512) 691-3468, ageismar@edf.org John Walliser (412) 481-9400, jwalliser@pecpa.org (NEW YORK – Jan. 19, 2016) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection showed strong leadership today by...

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...

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