The mightly Susquehanna and its three branches dominate the landscape and often the economy of Central and Northcentral Pennsylvania. It’s a huge landscape, full of opportunity and challenges, such as the excess nutrients and sediments that impair the Chesapeake Bay. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has been engaged throughout the region in a wide range of innovative projects that are making a real difference.

Central Programs

  • For the past several years, PEC has hosted a gala dinner in celebration of the recipients of the Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards.
  • Dramatic greenway stretches 500 miles from New York State to Maryland through the heart of Pennsylvania.
  • Partnership installed a forested riparian buffer to demonstrate how a corporation can fund a conservation project yielding measurable environmental credits that can be recognized by state and/or federal environmental credit registries and potentially be sold as marketable offset credits.