Recent Press Releases

  • Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Reforestation Work

    Luzerne, PA— In celebration of Earth Day 2017, hundreds of northeastern Pennsylvanians gathered today to plant trees at abandoned mine land sites in two state forests. Volunteers planted a total of more than ten thousand seedlings including aspen, white pine,...

    April 22, 2017
  • POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

    POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

    For Immediate Release April 14, 2017   Media contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507     POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the...

    April 13, 2017
  • Join the Great American Cleanup This Spring in NEPA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017   Contact: Palmira Miller, Pennsylvania Environmental Council 570-592-7876   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, will be conducting Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Events in your area this spring,...

    April 10, 2017
  • Four Area Environmental Programs To Be Honored

    Pittsburgh – Four environmental programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $20,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact on the environment. They are this year’s winners of the 2017...

    April 7, 2017

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service

    Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service

    PEC opposes a state Senate bill that would expose surface water to further impacts from underground mining, and we pay tribute to two western PA environmental leaders up for Lifetime Achievement honors at our spring awards dinner.     Links:...

    May 19, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • 2017 International Trails Symposium

    2017 International Trails Symposium

    PEC staff were among more than 600 trail professionals from 17 countries and 41 states gathered in Dayton, Ohio May 7-10 for the 2017 International Trails Symposium. can’t be loaded: 2017 International Trails Symposium (

    May 12, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #38: Bending Toward Justice

    Pennsylvania Legacies #38: Bending Toward Justice

    Growing Greener Coalition members rally for funding, and DEP’s Environmental Justice office hits the road in search of intersectionality across Pennsylvania’s diverse communities.   Links: Growing Greener Coalition DEP Environmental Justice listening tour   Video: can’t be loaded: Growing...

    May 12, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • DCNR secretary visits with conservationists at Laurel Hill

    A crowd of conservationists entered Lakeside Lodge at Scenic View at Laurel Hill Friday morning in “a raucous fervor.” State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Park Manager Mike Mumau approvingly described the energy at the event, which was dubbed...

    April 28, 2017Daily American (Somerset)
  • Langerholc Announces Environmental Award for School District

    HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) proudly announced that West Branch Area School District in Clearfield County has been selected to receive a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awardees were recently recognized at an event hosted by the...

    April 28, 2017Gant News
  • StateImpact PA: Lawmakers mull support for nuclear industry

    State lawmakers have begun discussing ways to shore up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear power industry, while maintaining a reliable electric grid and low prices for consumers. That was the focus of a meeting Wednesday of the new, bipartisn Nuclear Energy Caucus....

    April 27, 2017StateImpact Pennsylvania

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