Category: Watersheds

PEC short film selected for Eco Film Forum in Philadelphia

September 4, 2008

“Philadelphia Riverfronts and Trails,” a five-minute television program produced by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 3PPG and MiND tv, will be featured at the Eco Film Forum at the GreenFest celebration on September 7 at 3:30. As part of the Sustainable...

Youghioghey River of the Year Sojourn Fun, Educational

July 22, 2008

The Pennsylvania 2008 River of the Year was celebrated for four days during the Youghiogheny River Sojourn, which concluded Sunday. Overall, 90 people participated in the sojourn to learn about George Washington’s trip down the Yough, the waterway’s continuing recovery...

PEC Urges Passage of Great Lakes Legislation

June 30, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council urges the Senate Appropriations Committee to pass House Bill 1705 (Rep. Harkins – Erie), which would approve the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact in Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania is the last Great Lakes...

PEC Supports Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Funding Plan

June 24, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. -The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (“PEC”) today announced its support for the Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan, a comprehensive funding package that would dramatically reduce nutrient pollution from wastewater plants and farms across the state. PEC joins...

Mayor Nutter speaks at PEC dinner, Samuel & Eleanor Morris honored

June 13, 2008

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter served as keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) 38th Annual Philadelphia Dinner on June 10th. “The Mayor’s recent announcement of a Director of Sustainability, his insightful reorganization of City operating departments, his increased...

PEC Praises Committee Approval of Groundbreaking Great Lakes Legislation

June 10, 2008

For Immediate Release Contact: John Walliser Vice President, Legal and Governmental Affairs 412-481-9400 office Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today praised the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for approving legislation — House Bill 1705 — that...

Western PA Environmental Award Winners Announced

May 20, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Five area environmental programs have been named as the winners of the 2008 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, announced today by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. These five programs address a wide range of local and regional environmental...

PEC Urges Help for Cleaning Up Chesapeake Bay

February 21, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council today urged support for a credit trading program that enables wastewater plants and farmers to get the help they need for reducing nutrients to cleanup the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “We believe that nutrient...