Category: Trails & Recreation
Back Together at Black Moshannon

Back Together at Black Moshannon

October 11, 2021By: Helena Kotala

Last Saturday, about 90 riders gathered at Black Moshannon State Park for the second in-person Public Lands Ride. The morning was brisk but it quickly warmed up into a gorgeous fall day, with leaves beginning to turn brilliant shades of...

A Key Opportunity for Beaver County

A Key Opportunity for Beaver County

September 30, 2021By: Brett Hollern

Riverwise, along with the Ohio River Trail Council, are currently midway through a campaign aimed at the preservation of a potential key piece of trail infrastructure in Beaver County known as the Blacks Run Bridge. While so many of the...

What in the world is the Susquehanna River Water Trail?

September 24, 2021NorthcentralPA.com

The mighty Susquehanna River is recognized in Pennsylvania for many reasons, but few identify our treasured river for its very special state recognition as Pennsylvania’s largest water trail system. The Susquehanna River Water Trail runs over 500 miles throughout the...

Exploring the WB&E Route

Exploring the WB&E Route

September 22, 2021By: Zhenya Nalywayko

The Wilkes-Barre and Eastern (WB&E) Railroad was originally constructed in 1893 to carry coal, ice and passengers from the city of Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County to Stroudsburg in Monroe County. It was one of the last railroads to be developed...

Great Allegheny Passage Relay returns to the actual trail

September 22, 2021TribLive

After spending 2020 as a virtual event, the 2021 Great Allegheny Passage Relay is back to being on the trail that runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md. It’s a new course for the 150-mile running relay event that previously went...

PEC Supports House Bill 1694

September 20, 2021

PEC submitted a letter to the House Tourism & Recreational Development Committee in support of House Bill 1694, which would expand liability protections to volunteers and organizations that help maintain and develop public recreational assets. A copy of our letter...

Pennsylvania Legacies #152

Pennsylvania Legacies #152

September 17, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

Philadelphia’s trails took a beating from Hurricane Ida, and some will take months to recover. Two weeks after the floodwaters receded, we look at conditions along the Schuylkill River Trail with representatives from the City of Philadelphia and the Schuylkill...

PEC Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

September 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021   Pennsylvania Environmental Council Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative Pittsburgh, PA— Today, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) was awarded $50,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to assess the feasibility of...

Getting Their Feet Wet

Getting Their Feet Wet

September 14, 2021By: Tali MacArthur

If someone tells you they host a program for underserved and under-represented youth in Pittsburgh and Johnstown, PA that includes three days of river surfing, conservation, and filmmaking… you might have questions. For starters: what’s river surfing? This concept is probably...

A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

August 24, 2021By: Adrienne Mackey

PEC works with partners in the Circuit Trails Coalition to create outdoor spaces that are inclusive and welcoming to all, a commitment that has led us to forge new partnerships and seek out creative approaches to engaging trail users. One...