Recent Press Releases

  • Delaware River Watershed Initiative Builds on Conservation Success

    Philadelphia – More than $40 million in new funding announced Wednesday by the William Penn Foundation (WPF) will support the second phase of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). Already among the country’s largest non-governmental conservation efforts to protect and...

    April 4, 2018
  • Five Programs To Receive Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    Pittsburgh – Five environmental programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $25,000 from Dominion Energy 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...

    March 26, 2018
  • 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...

    January 19, 2018

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #73: The Science of Leadership

    Pennsylvania Legacies #73: The Science of Leadership

    Technology is a powerful tool, but it’s not enough to confront the most complex environmental challenges — you also need foresight, strategy, cooperation, patience, and above all, leadership. Jared Cohon has exemplified all of these qualities and more during his...

    May 18, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Plotting a Course

    Plotting a Course

    Through our affiliate, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), PEC is proud to support the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Pennsylvania River Sojourns program. Each summer, the program sends hundreds of paddlers on guided trips along...

    May 11, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • One Tree at a Time

    One Tree at a Time

    Planting trees in seemingly unfavorable conditions has become an Earth Day tradition for PEC. April 20th, 2018 marked the third consecutive year PEC has coordinated volunteer tree planting events on former mine lands within Pennsylvania’s State Forests with help from...

    May 7, 2018By: Laura Bray

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • IN FOCUS: East Coast Greenway and Clean Air Run

    The East Coast Greenway is a 3,000 mile biking and walking route linking major cities in the United States from Maine to Florida – and is, of course, located right in our Tri-State area. Twenty-five million people are located within...

    May 21, 2018PHL17 In Focus
  • Penn State’s Master Watershed Steward Program praised by state

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s water quality. The program was a recipient of a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by...

    May 2, 2018Penn State News
  • Lawmakers mull support for nuclear industry

    State lawmakers have begun discussing ways to shore up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear power industry, while maintaining a reliable electric grid and low prices for consumers. That was the focus of a meeting Wednesday of the new, bipartisn Nuclear Energy Caucus....

    April 26, 2018StateImpact Pennsylvania

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