Press Releases

Category: Watersheds

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Builds on Conservation Success

April 4, 2018

Philadelphia – More than $40 million in new funding announced Wednesday by the William Penn Foundation (WPF) will support the second phase of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). Already among the country’s largest non-governmental conservation efforts to protect and...

POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2018   POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2018 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are...

Loyalsock Creek is Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

January 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2018   Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting   CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Harrisburg, PA – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and...

PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups

December 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2017 CONTACT: Palmira Miller, Program Coordinator 175 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 570-592-7876   PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups   Luzerne, PA — Since 2007, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a 501(c)3 non-profit...

Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

November 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2017 CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year   Harrisburg – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018...

2018 PA River of the Year Nominations Open

October 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2018 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Nominations Accepted from October 9, 2017 Through November 6, 2017 Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…   Luzerne –...

Pocono Mini-Grants Announced

August 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2017 Mini-Grantees   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, and with funding provided by...

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Reforestation Work

April 22, 2017

Luzerne, PA— In celebration of Earth Day 2017, hundreds of northeastern Pennsylvanians gathered today to plant trees at abandoned mine land sites in two state forests. Volunteers planted a total of more than ten thousand seedlings including aspen, white pine,...

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

April 13, 2017

For Immediate Release April 14, 2017   Media contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507     POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the...

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...

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...

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...