Category: Land Trails

PEC Urges Senators to Reject House Revenue Bills

September 18, 2017

PEC has sent the following communication to the Pennsylvania Senate strongly opposing a House-approved revenue package that would have devastating impact on state-funded environmental, conservation, agriculture, outdoor recreation, and community-based programs. Click here to identify your legislator and let them know you oppose...

Beyond Troubling

September 15, 2017

Late Wednesday the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation (House Bill 453) that, if enacted as part of the state budget, would constitute the largest cut to environmental and energy program funds in the state’s history. What does this legislation...

PEC Opposes Legislative Raid on Special Funds

September 11, 2017

PEC has sent the following communication to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives strongly opposing tax code and administrative code bills that would have devastating impact on state-funded environmental, conservation, agriculture, outdoor recreation, and community-based programs. Click here to identify your legislator...

IHTC Meeting Highlights Collaboration

IHTC Meeting Highlights Collaboration

August 28, 2017By: Laura England

It was a mix of business suits and biking shorts at the Marilla Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, where the Industrial Heart Land Coalition (IHTC) held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, August, 24th. Trail representatives from Parkersburg to the PA Wilds...

The Power of Collaboration

The Power of Collaboration

August 28, 2017By: Laura England

It was a mix of business suits and biking shorts at the Marilla Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, where the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC) held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, August, 24th. Trail representatives from Parkersburg to the PA Wilds...

Schuylkill River Town Program Poised to Expand

Schuylkill River Town Program Poised to Expand

July 31, 2017By: Lizzie Hessek

Led by local volunteers and guided by a new toolkit PEC helped to create, the four-year-old Schuylkill River Town Program is about to enter an exciting new phase. Launched in 2013, the program initially focused on Conshohocken, Norristown, and Phoenixville,...

Montgomery County Commissioners Receive Check Toward Park Maintenance

July 27, 2017NBC10

Montgomery County Commissioners received a check Wednesday to begin a maintenance fund for trailhead signage along the Schuylkill River Trail. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council presented a $2,337.80 check to Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, Valerie Arkoosh, and Ken Lawrence Jr....

PEC Opposes Proposed Diversion of Conservation and Recreation Funds

July 21, 2017

Today PEC sent the following communication to members of the General Assembly: July 21, 2017 To: Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly Re: Proposed Diversion of Monies from Local Environmental Project Funds Dear Senators and Representatives: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

West Rockhill Supports Regional Trail Plan

April 26, 2017News-Herald (Montgomery Co.)

WEST ROCKHILL >> Almost 400 towns, including West Rockhill, are part of the Circuit. A resolution supporting the Circuit Trails and its goal of building 180 more miles of trails by 2025, bringing the Circuit Trails to 500 miles, was...

Roaring Brook Discusses Trails Sponsorship

April 21, 2017Moscow Villager

ROARING BROOK –Discussion over sponsorship of the North Pocono Trails Association came up at March’s township meeting. Debbie Bertha spoke at the meeting to supervisors about the need for municipal sponsorship on their grant application. In previous years, Moscow Borough...

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

April 4, 2017By: Debra Frawley

Building a Destination Trails are community assets that attract people to visit our region and make it easier for residents to be active for recreation and exercise. They provide views of scenic river expanses and dramatic cliff faces, offering city-dwellers...

Tri-County Rails to Trails to hold annual meeting

January 12, 2017The Courier-Express

BROCKWAY — Brockway finds itself in the unique – and enviable – position of having several trails converge in the community. Those trails could eventually blend with an ambitious effort to create a 1,400-mile Industrial Heartland Rail-to-Trail that will include...