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February 2019

Watershed Connections: Leveraging Our Power for Watershed Health

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - February 25 @ 4:15 pm

Please mark your calendars for our 2019 “Watershed Connections” Conference scheduled for FEBRUARY 24-25, 2019 in State College, PA. Registration is now open, and the conference program is available to download. Highlights • National, state and local presenters • Sunday evening dinner reception • Keynote and special guest speakers on Monday • Lots of time to meet with fellow watershed group members • Exhibitor tables • One-on-one mentorship opportunities • 25+ education & training sessions organized in four tracks: Organizational…

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April 2019

Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit

April 4 - April 6

Come learn, explore, & connect in Philly! The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit will bring together leaders and advocates of active transportation and greenway and trail development to advance bicycling and walking innovations across the region. Submit a presentation proposal We will celebrate the region’s progress in developing the East Coast Greenway and other greenway and trail networks while looking at strategies for further advances throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. Find more information…

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Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are presented each year by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth. The awards are the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses and organizations for environmental performance and innovation from cleaning up watersheds, saving energy, and eliminating pollution, to reducing waste and more. The recipients will be honored at a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on Tuesday April 16th, 2019 at…

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2019 Earth Day Tree Planting in Weiser State Forest

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day weekend by helping PEC and DCNR plant trees in Weiser State Forest. The event will be held rain or shine. Be sure to wear boots or sturdy shoes. We’ll take care of the rest, including food and supplies. Details are still being finalized, so please watch this space for updates. In the meantime, RSVP using the form below:  

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May 2019

2019 Earth Day Tree Planting in Moshannon State Forest

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day weekend by helping PEC and DCNR plant trees in Moshannon State Forest. The event will be held rain or shine. Be sure to wear boots or sturdy shoes. We’ll take care of the rest, including food and supplies. Details are still being finalized, so please watch this space for updates. In the meantime, RSVP using the form below:  

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2019 Pennsylvania Mountain Bike Summit

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join PEC and DCNR at Raystown Lake for the 2019 Pennsylvania Mountain Bike Summit! Who: mountain bike advocates, land managers and anyone interested in improving off-riding for everyone in Pennsylvania. Goal: A strategic discussion around what it will take to improve and expand riding opportunities throughout PA. Different perspectives on how to achieve this will be given time and opportunity to be heard. The outcome of the meeting will help shape DCNR’s 5-year trail strategic plan. Purpose: lay the groundwork…

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Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference

May 16 - May 18

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association is excited to host the 2019 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference at Skytop Lodge, Monroe County. Nestled in the heart of the Poconos, there are an abundance of land and water conservation efforts happening in this region. Each conservation story offers a unique blend of collaboration, determination, and inspiration — A perfect setting for the perfect conference!  

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October 2019

Ride for PEC! 2019 Environment Ride

October 11 - October 13

Why Participate in the Ride? As a statewide non-profit, PEC is a leader in trail planning and development across the Commonwealth. The Environment Ride supports PEC’s trail work. Overview: On the Ride On Friday, October 11, riders will gather in Philadelphia and Doylestown for safety orientation to ride off to Bethlehem on lesser-traveled roads through scenic (and hilly) Bucks and Lehigh Counties. Our overnight stay will be at the Hyatt Place, Bethlehem. After a great night’s rest, we will ride out at…

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