Recent Press Releases

  • PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2017 CONTACT: Palmira Miller, Program Coordinator 175 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 570-592-7876   PEC Celebrates Ten Years of Dumpsite Cleanups   Luzerne, PA — Since 2007, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a 501(c)3 non-profit...

    December 4, 2017
  • Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2017 CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year   Harrisburg – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018...

    November 22, 2017
  • 2018 PA River of the Year Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2018 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Nominations Accepted from October 9, 2017 Through November 6, 2017 Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…   Luzerne –...

    October 10, 2017
  • PEC Announces Fall 2017 Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2017   Contact: Palmira Miller Phone:  570-592-7876 Email: pmiller@pecpa.org   PEC Announces Fall 2017 Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups   Luzerne — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking volunteers to assist in the cleanup of three...

    October 10, 2017

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

    Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

    Heads up, watershed groups: we’ve gotten word of several exciting grant opportunities coming up in 2018. Proposals are due over the next few weeks, so get going!   Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants – DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017 Coldwater Conservation Plans...

    December 4, 2017By: Susan Myerov
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

    Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

    Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan is taking shape. But how will the city achieve its vision of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by mid-century? PEC’s Lindsay Baxter, who authored the original version of the plan in 2008, joins us. Also:...

    December 1, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • Recognizing A Job Well Done

    Recognizing A Job Well Done

    Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council Receives 2017 Planning Advocate Award   Volunteering can be exhausting. For many retirees, volunteer work is literally a full-time job; the rest of us do our best to fit in activities after work and on...

    November 27, 2017By: Susan Myerov
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #61: No Obstacle Too Great

    Pennsylvania Legacies #61: No Obstacle Too Great

    After months of training in state and county parks around central Pennsylvania, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is ready for the grueling Spartan World Championship obstacle race next month in Reykjavik, Iceland. We talk with Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog about the...

    November 17, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • County projects win grants

    The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded grants to eight projects in Luzerne County through the agency’s 2017 Community Conservation Partnerships program. The grants fund a variety of projects, including public parks, recreation areas, trails, river conservation and access,...

    December 7, 2017Citzens Voice (Wilkes-Barre)
  • University of Scranton Receives Award

    The [University of Scranton’s] Sustainability Office received a Pennsylvania Environmental Council 2017 Partnership Award for its collaboration with area organizations on numerous community projects such as BikeScranton, as well as a food composting program and community garden. The award was...

    December 3, 2017Times-Tribune (Scranton)
  • Voting to begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

    WILKES-BARRE — The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state — including the Lower Susquehanna River/Susquehanna Riverlands. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

    December 2, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)
  • Voting Starts for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

    Online voting by the public has begun for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Residents are invited to choose from among five waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced Nov....

    November 27, 2017Environmental Protection

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