Recent Press Releases

  • PEC Welcomes Watersheds Program Manager Tali MacArthur

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2018 CONTACT: Patrick Starr, Pennsylvania Environmental Council EMAIL: pstarr@pecpa.org   PEC Welcomes Watersheds Program Manager Tali MacArthur   PEC is proud to welcome Tali MacArthur as the newest member of our watersheds team. A veteran...

    December 4, 2018
  • Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

    Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2018 CONTACTS: Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507 Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year   Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2019...

    November 27, 2018
  • 2019 River of the Year Nominations Open

    2019 River of the Year Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2018 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2019 “River of the Year” Nominations Open   Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2019 Pennsylvania River...

    October 8, 2018
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Awards Dinner & Award Recipients

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2018 NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners CONTACT: Angela Vitkoski, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: avitkoski@pecpa.org   NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE AWARDS DINNER & AWARD RECIPIENTS   Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern...

    August 24, 2018

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #88

    Pennsylvania Legacies #88

    Vermont Law School is home to the nation’s top-ranked environmental law program. Its graduates are also among the best prepared for the real world, thanks to the Semester in Practice program. Davitt Woodwell chats with Vermont Law’s Johanna Thibault and...

    December 14, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Bonus Podcast: Climate Action Brewing at State Level

    Bonus Podcast: Climate Action Brewing at State Level

    With new urgency around the unfolding climate crisis, policy discussions at the state level are intensifying. PEC’s policy team has an update and analysis on recent and forthcoming proposals to tackle Pennsylvania’s carbon emissions. Links: IPCC Special Report on Global...

    December 3, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #87

    Pennsylvania Legacies #87

    As voting begins for 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year, a chat with Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper‘s Carol Parenzan about last year’s winner, Loyalsock Creek. Then: plenty of groups and government agencies are working independently to restore Pennsylvania’s forest lands. Could...

    November 30, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Reforestation Partnership Takes Root

    Reforestation Partnership Takes Root

    At PEC we believe in “conservation through cooperation”: an ethic of connection, engagement, and close collaboration with partners. By convening a diverse group of stakeholders to focus on a problem we achieve not only a better understanding of the challenges...

    November 27, 2018By: Laura Bray

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Teaming Up for Cleanup!

    (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Students from Blue Ridge High School traded notebooks and pens for work gloves and mud boot at a New Milford illegal dumpsite cleanup. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and local businesses teamed up for the cleanup of hundreds of tires....

    November 29, 2018WBRE/WYOU-TV
  • Finances, promoting fishing dominate new PFBC leader’s agenda

    Tim Schaeffer was on the job for less than three days when I hit him with some hard questions. He didn’t flinch. As the new executive director with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Schaeffer know there are many tough...

    November 18, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)
  • Riverfront 47 open Saturday for walking tour

    …Riverfront 47 selected Balmori with input of a team of advisors that included Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Darla Cravotta, manager of special projects for Allegheny County; Trish Klatt, Aspinwall Riverfront Park board president; Tim McLaughlin, Aspinwall...

    November 16, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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