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Pennsylvania Environmental Council Receives $1.5 Million for Trails

July 7, 2015Philanthropy News Digest

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has announced a $1.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation in support of development of a trail network in Bucks, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties. The two-year grant will enable PEC to focus its efforts on...

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Advocates Peddle Development on Sheepskin Trail

June 27, 2015Trib Total Media

The proposed Sheepskin Trail that would connect Dunbar with Point Marion via a 32-mile rails-to-trails path that runs through Uniontown has the potential to be part of one of the best trail systems in the nation, linking a Pittsburgh-to-Washington, D.C.,...

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‘Suburban Forest’ Expands in NEPA

June 14, 2015Citizens Voice

MOOSIC — Turning off Route 307, district forester Nicholas Lylo’s Ford Explorer scaled the edge of a plateau until a gap in the forest canopy revealed the urban scene below. Beyond the screen of oak, chestnut and red maple lay...

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Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

June 9, 2015

PEC Program Manager Frank Maguire discusses the formation of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (iHeartTrails), a 1,400-mile regional network of trails spanning four states. Maguire not only outlines the 53-county network and PEC’s role in its formation by bringing people...

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PEC Accepting Applications For Pocono Forest & Waters Conservation Mini-Grants

May 18, 2015PA Environment Digest

The PA Environmental Council is now accepting applications for Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape Mini-Grants through June 15. A total of $60,000 in grant funding is available. All mini-grants require a 50/50 match. PEC and DCNR encourage any municipality,...

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‘Spring Garden Greenway’ Seen for Cyclists, Walkers

May 1, 2015The Philadelphia Inquirer

Government planners fanned out along Spring Garden Street on Thursday to consider replacing its median with a bicycle pathway. Armed with clipboards and checklists, the federal, state, and local planners were taking the first step toward creating an $8 million,...

Governor’s Awards Honor 15 Pennsylvania Organizations at Annual PEC Dinner
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Governor’s Awards Honor 15 Pennsylvania Organizations at Annual PEC Dinner

April 29, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council hosted its annual Harrisburg dinner last night (April 28), honoring the 15 winners of this year’s Governors Awards for Environmental Excellence at the Harrisburg Hilton. Headlined by program emcee Janelle Stelson of WGAL, Channel 8, along...