Honoring NEPA’s Environmental Leaders

PEC was proud to host the 27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on October 26 in Wilkes-Barre. The dinner, emceed by WNEP’s Don Jacobs and featuring keynote remarks from DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, honored local leaders for their efforts on behalf of the region’s environment:


2017 Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award

Dennis DeMara, Carbon County


2017 Emerging Environmental Leader Award

Benjamin Oswald, Luzerne County


2017 Environmental Partnership Award Recipients:

  • Paul Bechtel, Lackawanna County
  • Jeffrey Fleming, Lackawanna County
  • Tom Kashatus, Luzerne County
  • Gary Leander, Luzerne County
  • Suskie Bassmasters, Luzerne County
  • University of Scranton Sustainability Of ce, Lackawanna County


Our 2017 Thomas P. Shelburne Award winner, Dennis DeMara, and Environmental Partnership Award winners the Suskie Bassmasters were featured in recent episodes of WNEP’s Pennsylvania Outdoor Life: