Category: Watersheds

Anti-litter campaign designed to improve Luzerne County’s curb appeal

October 23, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

PLAINS TWP. — The message was clear and simple — if you see litter, pick it up. More importantly, don’t litter — ever. Ted Wampole, executive director of Visit Luzerne County, held a breakfast meeting Tuesday at The Woodlands with...

2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2019 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: [email protected]   2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open   The nomination period is open through November 15, 2019 and then selected nominations will be...

Littering in Luzerne County being addressed, official says

October 17, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Luzerne County tourism head Ted Wampole recently told county council he is immersed in a mission to rid the county of litter. A branding consultant sparked the quest by pointing out issues with litter in some spots during a February...

Summer of Outreach

Summer of Outreach

September 30, 2019By: Kadafi El-Kardah

To help the Philadelphia Water Department meet their MS4 permit requirement, PEC provides public education and outreach to residents, businesses, and schools. Our boots-on-the-ground in this effort is Community Engagement Specialist Kadafi El-Kardah, who shared this account of his summer...

Pennsylvania Legacies #106

Pennsylvania Legacies #106

September 13, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Allegheny College’s “Creek Connections” program gets students out of the classroom and into local waterways for a hands-on learning experience. Watershed educator Laura Branby explains how Creek Connections is sparking kids’ interest in the sciences and building their relationship with...

Legislation introduced to clean up abandoned coal mines

September 10, 2019Tri-County Independent

WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced legislation on Monday to clean up America’s abandoned coal mines, by ensuring states have enough resources to restore polluted sites to their original condition and to spur new economic...

NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced

NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced

August 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners CONTACT: Angela Vitkoski, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: [email protected]   NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE AWARDS DINNER & AWARD RECIPIENTS   Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners, which...

Pennsylvania Legacies #103

Pennsylvania Legacies #103

August 2, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The governors of five Great Lakes states, including Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf, are banding together in an effort to make the health of the lakes a campaign issue in the 2020 presidential election. We dive into the Great Lakes 2020 Platform...

Transforming the Tidal Delaware

Transforming the Tidal Delaware

July 31, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania has two coastlines, did you know that? The tidal portion of the Delaware River connects via Delaware Bay to the Atlantic. Though it’s freshwater, it experiences a daily tidal influence of six feet. The other coastline is Lake Erie,...

How to Regrow a Forest

How to Regrow a Forest

July 30, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Transforming abandoned strip mines into healthy native forest isn’t as easy as it sounds! Learn how PEC and our partners in the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) are restoring Penn’s woods, one legacy mining site at a time.

Leaving My Mark

Leaving My Mark

July 1, 2019By: Kadafi El-Kardah

Before you can attempt to solve a problem, you have to understand it in depth. You have to identify whatever resources are available and learn how to apply them to a solution. You have to be willing to embrace your...

PEC Opposes Senate Bill 763

June 24, 2019

PEC submitted the following letter to the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Senate Bill 763. This bill would limit reporting on the environmental impacts of long wall mining on aquatic resources, public infrastructure, and private water supplies. The...