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2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 19, 2021

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2021 Contact: Janet Sweeney [email protected] (570) 718-6507   2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 19, 2021 Through November 15, 2021 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit...

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What in the world is the Susquehanna River Water Trail?

September 24, 2021NorthcentralPA.com

The mighty Susquehanna River is recognized in Pennsylvania for many reasons, but few identify our treasured river for its very special state recognition as Pennsylvania’s largest water trail system. The Susquehanna River Water Trail runs over 500 miles throughout the...

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Great Allegheny Passage Relay returns to the actual trail

September 22, 2021TribLive

After spending 2020 as a virtual event, the 2021 Great Allegheny Passage Relay is back to being on the trail that runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md. It’s a new course for the 150-mile running relay event that previously went...

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PEC Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

September 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021   Pennsylvania Environmental Council Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative Pittsburgh, PA— Today, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) was awarded $50,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to assess the feasibility of...

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City of Chester Unveils Eyre Park Levee Walk Trail Project

March 29, 2021Chester Matters Blog

The city of Chester today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Eyre Park Levee Walk. Attendees included Chester City Council, the Stormwater Authority of Chester staff, representatives from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the East Coast Greenway...

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State Park Visitor Numbers Remain at Record-Breaking High Through Early Autumn

October 22, 2020NorthcentralPA.com

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, September visitor numbers at State Parks broke all existing records with a 31% increase over last year – 4.7 million guests compared to last year’s 3.6 million. Eight parks experienced...

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ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails

October 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2020     CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails  Funding Will Spur Construction Along Erie-to-Pittsburgh, PA Wilds Corridors PITTSBURGH – Trail projects in northwestern...

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State’s newest greenway links the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers

September 18, 2020Penn Live

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resourcestoday announced the official designation of the Schuylkill to Susquehanna Greenway as a Statewide Major Greenway. The 85-mile greenway spans Chester, Lancaster and Montgomery counties and allows users to travel between the Schuylkill...

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TrailOff Mobile App Premieres September 2020 During FringeArts Festival

August 11, 2020Broadway World

TrailOff is a new mobile app premiering in September of 2020 during the fall’s FringeArts Festival that brings its users a cutting edge artistic experience that is equal parts immersive theater, GPS-triggered technological “magic” and connection to nature. This mixed...

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2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener

July 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020   CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener Sustainability partnership increases offsets for event-related climate and watershed impacts   PITTSBURGH ­­– The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has...