Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Frawley to its staff as a Program Coordinator for Trails and Recreation.

Frawley comes to PEC having worked most recently as the Greenways Coordinator for the Council on Greenways & Trails from 2008-15, where she was responsible for coordination, prioritizing, planning, design, development, and maintenance of all efforts related to greenways, both natural conservation corridors and recreation/transportation trails.

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Debra Frawley, PEC Program Coordinator for Trails & Recreation

“We are very excited to bring Debra’s knowledge and experience in-house to PEC,” said Frank Maguire, PEC Program Director for Trails and Recreation. “She has been one of the key people working in the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, and we are looking forward to her sharing her wisdom with the rest of the IHTC.”

Frawley will provide technical assistance to partners on regional trail projects in Northwestern Pennsylvania and advance the goals of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC). Additionally, she will provide assistance to planners with GoToTrails, PEC’s GIS web-based planning tool.

“Debra’s addition to PEC’s staff will help achieve our overall goals for the Commonwealth and we are thrilled to have her expertise as we continue to bridge trail gaps in the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition region and beyond,” said PEC President Davitt Woodwell.

She also holds previous experience as a planner with the Venango County Regional Planning Commission (2004-08) and as a watershed coordinator with both the Little Beaver Creek Land Foundation and Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District in Ohio.

Currently working towards her Masters in Parks and Public Land Management, Frawley, holds a B.S. in Parks & Recreation/Natural Resource Management from Slippery Rock University and holds a certificate from the Ohio Watershed Academy.