The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has five regional offices throughout the state -- located in Harrisburg, Luzerne, Meadville, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, respectively -- to effect our mission. PEC is committed to working at the local, regional, state, and national level to improve the natural and built environments in our Commonwealth. Please click on one of the offices below for more information about our on-the-ground work and partnerships.
Vibrant and alive! Philadelphia has become one of America’s most exciting cities, growth and development that brings new challenges to the city and its decentralized suburbs. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is the region’s recognized leader in advancing innovative solutions to this array of challenges.
Northeastern Pennsylvania is lush with forests, waterfalls, vistas and the majestic Susquehanna River. Here is where America found new wealth in anthracite coal and timber to fuel the Industrial Revolution. These industries left not only a rich history but also scarred landscapes and polluted streams. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, through many partnerships, is tackling these issues and improving the economy through tourism and recreation in this scenic region.
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.
Diversity. More species of fish and freshwater mussels than any other stream system in the Northeast, including over 15 that are endangered or threatened. Over 380 species of birds. Sixteen recognized “Important Bird Areas,” including Presque Isle State Park – one of the top ten bird-watching areas in North America. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has a special mission here.