Category: Watersheds
PEC Responds to “Cowardly” Post-Gazette Editorial

PEC Responds to “Cowardly” Post-Gazette Editorial

June 21, 2019By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

On June 19, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an editorial in which it called out both PEC and PEC President Davitt Woodwell, a Pennsylvania Commissioner on the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), as “irresponsible and cowardly” and “disgracing ORSANCO’s...

Dirtying the Dibble Bars

Dirtying the Dibble Bars

June 17, 2019By: Laura England

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shiny dibble bar,” joked the Forest Technician as crew leaders unloaded planting bars from the back of a rented pickup truck at Weiser State Forest on the afternoon of April 19th. But those...

Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over

Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over

May 24, 2019Allegheny Front

Deep in the Moshannon State Forest in Elk County, Pennsylvania, there’s a sloped, barren patch of land surrounded by an otherwise healthy forest. It looks as if a tornado has torn through here — the earth has been churned up,...

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

May 13, 2019Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s “Dive Deeper – Youth Water Educators Summit” recently received a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The recognition is the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses...

Pennsylvania Legacies #97

Pennsylvania Legacies #97

May 3, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania has one of the nation’s most extensive state park-and-forest systems, and for decades it’s been growing in size as well as popularity. But funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) hasn’t kept pace with that growth....

PEC Supports House Bill 1003

April 29, 2019

PEC submitted the following letter to the House Game & Fisheries Committee in support of House Bill 1003, which will improve the Fish and Boat Commission’s ability to address safety and signage issues with low-head dams.

Pennsylvania Legacies #96

Pennsylvania Legacies #96

April 19, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is a small organization with a big name, and even bigger ambitions. Executive Director Julie Slavet explains how TTF works across urban/suburban boundaries to educate and engage residents, and how they leverage collaborations like the Delaware...

Watershed Moments

Watershed Moments

April 16, 2019By: Susan Myerov

PEC and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) welcomed nearly 200 attendees to the 2nd Biennial Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations on February 24-25, 2019. Our conference was held at the new Wyndham Garden Hotel in Boalsburg PA,...

Pennsylvania Legacies #95

Pennsylvania Legacies #95

April 5, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Here’s a pretty good reason to root for the Philadelphia Eagles (even you, Steelers fans): under the team’s award-winning Go Green initiative, every field goal they put on the board means another ten trees planted in Bucks County’s Neshaminy State...