Category: Land Trails

Second Laurel Highlands Summit to Focus on Eco-Tourism

March 7, 2011

Trail, conservation, and tourism advocates have planned a day-long Laurel Highlands Summit to support the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. The...

DCNR awards $204,000 to improve Yough River Park

May 4, 2010

Pennsylvania will invest $204,000 to improve Youghiogheny River Park in Connellsville, Fayette County, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley said today. The funds will help connect the park to the river and stabilize the river bank, and...

ACTION ALERT: Armstrong Trail needs your help

March 8, 2010

BACKGROUND: This rail with trail right-of-way along the Allegheny River in Gilpin and Bethel Townships between Schenley and Ford City was “railbanked” and purchased by the Allegheny Valley Land Trust (AVLT), managers of the Armstrong Trail. For over eight years, the...

PEC completes concepts for Connellsville train stations

February 11, 2010

Connellsville, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has submitted a final report to the Community Foundation of Fayette County’s Fayette Community Growth Fund with concept design drawings of three local initiatives that are outgrowths of the community design workshop held...

PEC seeking public comment for Wilkes-Barre Trail Master Plan Project

February 1, 2010

The City of Wilkes-Barre in Partnership with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association is preparing a Trail/Greenway Master Plan for a city-wide trail/greenway system. The Partnership is seeking public comment on the final draft map of...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council turns 40!

January 11, 2010

Harrisburg, Pa.  — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), one of Pennsylvania’s oldest and most respected voices on environmental issues, today marked its 40th anniversary of service. PEC was founded three months prior to the first Earth Day as part of...

Secretary Quigley Tours Laurel Highlands Sites

August 31, 2009

John Quigley, Acting Secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, recently toured Ohiopyle, Connellsville and Laurel Hill State Park to see firsthand some exciting elements of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative (CLI).  Secretary Quigley said the CLI can become...

Donegal visioning project public meeting set for July 7

June 30, 2009

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in conjunction with several organizations has scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. July 7 to present the draft report from the Donegal Community Design Workshop or charrette held in December. The meeting will be held...