Category: Land Trails
“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 2: Steve Craig

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 2: Steve Craig

August 23, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Lawrence County Commissioner Steve Craig joins the podcast to discuss the county’s development, planning issues and how they’ve evolved over the last 20 years, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the podcast’s first episode featuring John Walliser,...

Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

August 22, 2016By: Janet Sweeney

Hiking along the Frost Hollow Trail in Lackawanna State Park my husband Terry and I found ourselves discussing ways to attract the region’s college students to the enriching outdoor opportunities available in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Terry, Professor and Chair of the...

Introducing “Pennsylvania Legacies”

Introducing “Pennsylvania Legacies”

August 15, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In our continuing efforts to increase environmental and conservation stewardship across the Commonwealth, PEC is pleased to present our first podcast series (the term “PEC-Cast” has even been suggested). Titled “Pennsylvania Legacies,” these conversations, hosted by Davitt Woodwell, are meant...

Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced

Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced

August 12, 2016

NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners SAVE THE DATE for the – “26th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” The dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Luzerne — The Northeast Environmental...

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

August 1, 2016WNEP 16

Through a collaboration with the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the University of Scranton offered an “Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition” course this summer, challenging students to learn about fitness and the area’s natural resources while traversing the region’s trails...

Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition

Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition

August 1, 2016Scranton Times-Tribune

Through a collaboration with the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the University of Scranton offered an “Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition” course this summer, challenging students to learn about fitness and the area’s natural resources while traversing the region’s trails...

Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

July 11, 2016

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Frawley to its staff as a Program Coordinator for Trails and Recreation. Frawley comes to PEC having worked most recently as the Greenways Coordinator for...

Busman’s Holiday

Busman’s Holiday

July 11, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

Bill Would Open Up State Parks to Private Businesses

June 30, 2016The Allegheny Front

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives rejected a bill that could have paved the way for private water slides, golf courses and even amusement parks within state parks. The bill would have created a system for the Department of...