Category: Watersheds
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...

Smarter Yards, Cleaner Streams

Smarter Yards, Cleaner Streams

August 26, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

As a result of planning decisions made decades ago, communities throughout suburban Philadelphia struggle with flooding and other negative impacts from heavy rainfall. These conditions don’t just affect residential properties, which account for the bulk of land use in the...

Pennsylvania Legacies #148

Pennsylvania Legacies #148

July 28, 2021By: Lily Jones

It’s one thing for an environmental organization to tout its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s another to live out that commitment at the level of programming and daily activities. On this episode: how Philadelphia’s Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is...

From Seed to Site

From Seed to Site

June 22, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

PEC’s legacy mine land reforestation initiative exploded in 2021, more than doubling the total number of acres planted since the program first launched. Follow a few of this year’s 122 thousand seedlings on their journey from DCNR’s forest nursery to...

PEC Supports Senate Bill 251

March 22, 2021

PEC sent the letter included below to the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee in support of SB251, which would update the 1965 Pennsylvania Fertilizer Act to establish best practices for use of fertilizer, create a certification program for commercial...

Pennsylvania Legacies #137

Pennsylvania Legacies #137

January 29, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

All over the country, consumers want locally grown food. But much of the demand is concentrated in densely populated areas, where farmers have to compete with developers over a finite amount of arable land. Montgomery County has a solution: fully...

Check It Out: POWR Launches Redesigned Website

Check It Out: POWR Launches Redesigned Website

January 25, 2021By: Tali MacArthur

Motivated by the resilient commitment and dynamic energy of community watershed organizations across the state, The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) took on the task of redesigning its website to provide better access to the tools and resources...

Pennsylvania Legacies #136

Pennsylvania Legacies #136

January 15, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

Which of five finalists will be Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2021? With less than a week remaining to vote, nominating watershed groups make their final pitch for your vote. Pennsylvania Environmental Council · Watershed Showdown Links VOTE HERE...

Pennsylvania Legacies #135

Pennsylvania Legacies #135

December 21, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

On its 100th anniversary, a new book explores the chain of unlikely historical events that gave us Presque Isle State Park. Authors David Frew and Jerry Skrypzak discuss the book, the Isle, and their hometown of Erie, PA. Pennsylvania Environmental...

Watershed Notes

Watershed Notes

November 11, 2020By: Susan Myerov

As we enter the 9th month of the COVID-19 restrictions, PEC’s water team staff continues to participate in programs across the Commonwealth, keeping our focus on initiatives which promote clean and healthy watersheds. During this time, many Pennsylvanians have discovered...

2021 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 19, 2020

For Immediate Release October 19, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney Email: [email protected] Phone: (570) 718-6507   2021 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River Nominations Accepted from October 19, 2020 Through November 16, 2020  ...