Recent Press Releases

  • POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2018   POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2018 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available...

    January 19, 2018
  • Loyalsock Creek is Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2018   Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting   CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Harrisburg, PA – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and...

    January 8, 2018
  • 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

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    We’ve all had that moment where we fantasize about quitting a job. Telling the boss where he or she can go, storming out, slamming a door. But what about when the break-up is more amicable? You both know it’s for...

    January 11, 2018By: Lindsay Baxter
  • Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

    Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

    Fish and houseguests, a great Pennsylvanian once wrote, begin to smell after three days. The freshness window for Christmas trees is, admittedly, a bit longer. But by mid-January, even the most committed procrastinators have to admit: it’s time for last...

    January 9, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Loyalsock Creek named PA 2018 River of the Year in public voting

    WILKES-BARRE — Home to legions of paddlers, anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts in northcentral Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among five waterways nominated...

    January 8, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)
  • DEP’s GO-TIME speeds inspection

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is completing more gas and oil drilling inspections across the state thanks to a new program that streamlines the process. “It’s been a huge improvement,” said Deborah Klenotic, deputy communications director for DEP. The...

    January 5, 2018Allied News (Grove City)
  • FC Council President Reviews 2017 and Plans for 2018

    In her final comments during the last public meeting of Ford City Borough Council, Council President Carol Fenyes reflected on a few of the items accomplished during 2017. The following is from her notes obtained by the Kittanning Paper: …...

    January 4, 2018The Kittanning Paper
  • River of the Year voting ends; winner unknown till 2018

    Online voting in the Pennsylvania 2018 River of the Year contest ended Friday at 5 p.m., but the winner won’t be announced until after the new year, a contest official said. The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers oversees the...

    December 23, 2017Times-Tribune (Scranton)

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