Press Releases

Topic: Water Quality

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...

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...

PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

August 18, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 18, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8Video can’t be loaded: “Environmental Focus” Episode 12: Examining Pennsylvania’s Priorities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8) Pittsburgh – The environmental priorities facing Pennsylvania and state regulators are the subject of discussion in...

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 Winner Feature: Edward Schroth

WPEA Winner Feature: Edward Schroth

May 23, 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,...

WPEA Winner Feature: Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program

WPEA Winner Feature: Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program

May 5, 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...

WPEA Winner Feature: Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance

WPEA Winner Feature: Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance

April 28, 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,...

Local Programs to be Honored With Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

Local Programs to be Honored With Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

April 8, 2016

Contact: Sally Tarhi Date: April 8, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: WPEA@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Four environmental programs and one individual will share $25,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact...

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