Press Releases

Topic: Land Use
Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

July 11, 2016

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Frawley to its staff as a Program Coordinator for Trails and Recreation. Frawley comes to PEC having worked most recently as the Greenways Coordinator for...

PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”

PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”

June 17, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 17, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77YaCBq_Qc&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 06/19/16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77YaCBq_Qc&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – The environmental legacies of Pennsylvania’s industrial past and the challenge of remediation and restoration will be the topic of discussion...

WPEA Special Recognition Feature: Garden Club of Allegheny County

WPEA Special Recognition Feature: Garden Club of Allegheny County

May 25, 2016

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s five awardees, along with a local group receiving special recognition. The Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance, Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program,...

WPEA Winner Feature: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

WPEA Winner Feature: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

May 19, 2016

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s five awardees, along with a local group receiving special recognition. The Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance, Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program,...

Volunteers Plant 1,500 Trees at Weiser State Forest

Volunteers Plant 1,500 Trees at Weiser State Forest

May 4, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: May 4, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – In an effort to enhance water quality and restore forest habitat, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) organized a tree planting event at Weiser State Forest on...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

June 9, 2015

PEC Program Manager Frank Maguire discusses the formation of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (iHeartTrails), a 1,400-mile regional network of trails spanning four states. Maguire not only outlines the 53-county network and PEC’s role in its formation by bringing people...

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