Recent Press Releases

  • 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
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Awards Dinner

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2017   Contact: Angela Vitkoski Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: avitkoski@pecpa.org    27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental...

    August 17, 2017
  • Pocono Mini-Grants Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2017 Mini-Grantees   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, and with funding provided by...

    August 9, 2017

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania is riddled with abandoned oil wells, and the state doesn’t have the resources to locate and plug even a fraction of them. That’s why DEP wants to make it easier — and less risky — for private actors to...

    October 20, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • A Day of Discovery on the Delaware

    A Day of Discovery on the Delaware

    I’ve been trekking in various vessels on the Delaware River since 2000, and never before have I learned so much as I did late last month when I joined the Upstream Alliance (aka Don Baugh and family) on a 3-day...

    October 19, 2017By: Patrick Starr
  • Exploring the Laurel Highlands with CNRAC

    Exploring the Laurel Highlands with CNRAC

    In early October, a group of 18 appointed citizen members of the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) spent three days touring the region known for outdoor recreation and natural beauty. Drawing from diverse experiences and perspectives, council members...

    October 17, 2017By: Laura Bray

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • MOM’s Organic Market opens first downtown Philly store

    WASHINGTON — Rockville, Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market, which marked its 30th anniversary this summer, will open its third location outside of the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area this week in downtown Philadelphia… …MOM’s will donate 5 percent of its Grand...

    September 11, 2017WTOP
  • Undergraduates awarded inaugural PepsiCo Urban Sustainability Fellowships

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Erifili “Lily” Draklellis, a third-year student majoring in Earth and science policy, and Anthony Mitchell, a fourth-year student majoring in political science, have been awarded PepsiCo Urban Sustainability Fellowships. Mitchell and Draklellis are enrolled in Penn...

    September 11, 2017Penn State
  • Op-ed: A disaster in the making

    BY DAVID HESS AND DAVITT WOODWELL AUGUST 11, 2017 10:28 PM   The chaotic state budget process is again moving in fits and starts in Harrisburg. And, again, the public is left to wonder how our environment will bear the...

    August 12, 2017Centre Daily Times

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