Category: Watersheds

How Can Small Cities and Towns Reconnect With Their Rivers?

October 15, 2015Keystone Crossroads

As the industries along urban waterfronts have faded, big cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have come up with robust master plans — and significant funding — to connect people with their rivers. But what can smaller municipalities with fewer resources do...

Statement on Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse

Statement on Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse

October 6, 2015

Statement on Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council October 6, 2015 A seemingly too brief summer has given way to fall transitions and, still, just shy of 100 days, Pennsylvania has no budget. Whatever one’s politics, whatever...

Nominations Open for 2016 “River of the Year”

Nominations Open for 2016 “River of the Year”

September 25, 2015

Contact: Janet Sweeney Date: Sept. 25, 2015 Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: [email protected] Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through Oct. 23, 2015 and...

Delaware River Conservation Program Spotlighted in September Edition of “Environmental Focus”

Delaware River Conservation Program Spotlighted in September Edition of “Environmental Focus”

September 10, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: September 10, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjEqkhkmP4&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 09/13/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjEqkhkmP4&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh –Faced with years of pollution, the Delaware River Watershed is now the site of the largest watershed restoration...

Apply Now For Urban Stormwater Projects In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

August 7, 2015

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the Aug. 8 PA Bulletin it is now accepting applications for the construction of urban stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) to reduce the discharge of nutrients and sediments delivered to local waters...

PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits

PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits

July 27, 2015By: Susan Myerov

PEC has a long history of involvement in stormwater management issues affecting our state. Persisting issues include providing municipal stormwater management education and training opportunities, providing regulatory and policy recommendations, and advocating for innovation in financing green stormwater infrastructure projects....