Recent Press Releases

  • 2017 River of the Year Winner Announced

    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...

    January 11, 2017
  • New D&L Trail Section Opens

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2016 Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org   NEW D&L TRAIL SECTION OPENS Safer Access to Circuit Trails in Bristol Township   Bristol, PA – On Friday, December 16, 2016, the...

    December 20, 2016
  • PEC Receives State Grants for Watersheds Work

    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...

    December 20, 2016
  • New Grant Support For PEC’s 2017 Deep Decarbonization Conference

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Baxter, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Date: November 30th, 2016 Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: lbaxter@pecpa.org   Pittsburgh— The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) announced today that it has received a $7,500 grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) in support...

    November 30, 2016

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Out With The Old (Tires)

    Out With The Old (Tires)

    PEC’s illegal dumpsite cleanup program ended 2016 with a pair of cleanup events in Susquehanna County. Workers from the Springville Township Street Department got the job done on December 8th, just in time for the first snowfall of the year. A total...

    January 3, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • You Know You’re on a Roll ….

    You Know You’re on a Roll ….

    Today, 35 people stood for an hour in 20 degree cold to celebrate the completion of another 1200 feet (.25 miles) of the Circuit Trails!  Crazy?  Maybe, but I’d say you know you’re on a roll when municipal officials and...

    December 16, 2016By: Patrick Starr

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Allegheny River voted Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2017

    The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been voted the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general public was invited to vote online Nov. 14-Dec.19, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, according to a press release...

    January 12, 2017GoErie.com
  • Tri-County Rails to Trails to hold annual meeting

    BROCKWAY — Brockway finds itself in the unique – and enviable – position of having several trails converge in the community. Those trails could eventually blend with an ambitious effort to create a 1,400-mile Industrial Heartland Rail-to-Trail that will include...

    January 12, 2017The Courier-Express
  • Trail Connection extends circuit trails in Bucks County

    The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Bucks County Transportation Management Association hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new segment of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L) in Bristol, Pennsylvania. The celebration took place on Green Lane...

    December 22, 2016The Intelligencer
  • Are We Heading For a Hydropower Boom on the Three Rivers?

    …Environmental groups have often frowned on hydropower because big, new dams can wipe out habitat and displace homes and businesses. But some environmental groups are latching onto the idea of building them on pre-existing dams like Emsworth. Lindsay Baxter of the...

    December 19, 2016The Allegheny Front

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