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Environmental Council Seeks Grant Money To Improve Delaware Canal Trail

April 13, 2015LEVITTOWNNow.com

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is seeking grant money to improve the Delaware Canal walking trail through Tullytown. Tony Spagnoli, a representative from PEC, asked the borough council last week for a resolution authorizing PEC to submit a grant application to...

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Community Assessment to be ‘New Lens’ on Meadville

April 13, 2015GoErie.com

MEADVILLE — The French Creek Valley Conservancy is taking a fresh look at Meadville. The city is joining the conservancy’s Creek Towns Economic Development Program, which encourages paddlers, hikers and others enjoying French Creek to also enjoy restaurants, lodging and...

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Five-State Trail a ‘Visionary Plan’ for Summit County

March 30, 2015Twinsburg Bulletin

A visionary plan to construct a 1,600-mile, 5-state trail system that travels along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath to the west of Twinsburg — and could ultimately connect to the city, township and village of Reminderville via local links...

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Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Upgrades Possible

March 24, 2015The Times-Tribune

There’s not much space to walk or wheel under the rail bridge spanning Railroad Avenue. Pedestrians on their way to or from Lackawanna Avenue find themselves inches from cars whizzing by. “You’ve either got to be fast or real, real...

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Rotary Funds Trail Work at Milford Experimental Forest

March 9, 2015The News Eagle

The Milford/Matamoras Chapter of Rotary International has committed $3,000 toward developing educational materials for a new hiking trail currently under development in the Milford Experimental Forest (MEF), Schocopee Road, Milford, that is expected to open for education programs later this...

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‘Black Bridge’ May Link Public Trail Systems

March 8, 2015GoErie.com

Property along the South Branch of French Creek in Concord Township is open to the public and may one day be a link in a series of trails between Erie and Pittsburgh. The 17.9-acre property off Lovell Road has been...

Trail Development in Pennsylvania
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Trail Development in Pennsylvania

February 17, 2015

PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s work in the development of trails and trail networks throughout Pennsylvania. From the East Coast Greenway, Delaware River Trail, and the Circuit in Southeastern Pennsylvania to the Great Allegheny Passage...

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Planners Want Towpath to Link Into 1,600-Mile, Five-State Trail System

February 14, 2015Akron Beacon Journal

Imagine the beloved Towpath Trail hopped up on steroids. That’s one way to describe a brash, over-the-top vision that trail advocates are pushing in Ohio and four other states to boost economic development. The envisioned interconnected trail system would cover...

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Dunbar Advances Coke Oven Project

February 10, 2015Trib Total Media

Dunbar Borough Council is moving ahead with plans to complete a coke oven restoration project. Council announced plans Monday night to meet with Brad Clemenson of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council at its next work session, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb....

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DEP Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

January 30, 2015

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley has invited individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions,...

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PEC Announces Addition of Frank Maguire to Staff

January 30, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Jan. 30, 2015 Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: [email protected] The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to introduce Frank Maguire as its Trails Program Manager. Based out of the western office—but working all across the state—Maguire’s efforts will...