Category: Land Trails
Together We Lead: PEC Attends National Bike Summit

Together We Lead: PEC Attends National Bike Summit

March 28, 2016By: Tony Spagnoli

The 2016 National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum is the premier bicycle advocacy event of the year. Hosted annually in Washington D.C., the Summit has shown real impact in leveraging increased investments in bicycling at the federal, state, and local...

Circuit Spotlight: Patrick Starr

Circuit Spotlight: Patrick Starr

March 3, 2016Connect the Circuit Blog

We are very excited to shine the Circuit Spotlight on our very own Patrick Starr! When Patrick is not leading statewide programming at Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and helping to make future connections to the Circuit Trails, you can find...

Quarterly Trail Forum Showcases Partnership

Quarterly Trail Forum Showcases Partnership

February 22, 2016By: Tony Spagnoli

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the quarterly Northeast Pennsylvania Trail Forum was held Feb. 12 at the Bear Creek Reserve, just southwest of Wilkes-Barre. Every four months the Trail Forum meets at a new location in upstate Pennsylvania to...

Advocates: Local Trail Networks Have Much to Offer

February 16, 2016Citizens Voice

A slowly expanding system of hiking and biking trails is doing more than connecting Pennsylvanians with each other, trail advocates argue. The trails system offers the potential for that connection plus revitalization, preservation and celebration within communities and regions, according...

PEC Announces Promotion for Frank Maguire

December 9, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Dec. 9, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide leader in environment and conservation, today announced that Frank Maguire has been promoted to the position of Program Director...

Frank Maguire Discusses PEC’s Role in Promoting Trail Development

Frank Maguire Discusses PEC’s Role in Promoting Trail Development

November 30, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O_2_xL6YcVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Trails and Greenways Program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O_2_xL6Yc) All across the state, PEC pushes the envelope for ever-improving and expanding networks of recreational trails. The Circuit in Philadelphia and the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition out of...

2015 Greenways and Trails Summit a Big Success Yet Again

2015 Greenways and Trails Summit a Big Success Yet Again

October 7, 2015By: Frank Maguire

A chance to share new ideas, progress reports, and challenges facing the world of trails throughout the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society brings together trail builders, planners, advocates, and managers for the Greenways and Trails Summit every other...

Steps taken to move forward on 29-mile Allegheny River trail

September 22, 2015Trib Live

The nonprofit Friends of the Riverfront has begun working with a consultant and Norfolk Southern Railroad to thread a 29-mile bike and pedestrian trail along the Allegheny River from Millvale to Schenley. About half of the 29-mile path through 17...