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  • 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 pmiller@pecpa.org   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

  • A Fresh Start

    A Fresh Start

    Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMxSDB1YroQ&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: A...

    April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • Mine Land to Forest Land

    Mine Land to Forest Land

    Volunteers celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting 8000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Mine Land to Forest Land (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.be)

    April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Earth Day program set for along Susquehanna River

    WILKES-BARRE — The Riverfront Parks Committee will celebrate Earth Day on Friday with a variety of events for school students along the Susquehanna River in Nesbitt Park and the Kirby Park Natural Area. Classes participating in the program will learn...

    April 18, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)
  • Award for the Wise

    The Northeast PA Environmental Council (PEC) recognizes people who make Pennsylvania ‘greener’ and more environmentally conscious with the Environmental Partnership Awards. Initiated in 1991, the recognition is a highly coveted honor. “PEC is a nonprofit organization that promotes the protection...

    April 3, 2017Happenings Magazine

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