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Category: Watersheds
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Sanitary authority, volunteers clean up area waterways

November 2, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A crew of volunteers unearthed decades-old debris from a waterway Saturday to clean up the environment and reduce some nonprofits’ stormwater fees. The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA), assisted by several partnering groups, held the first of...

Students Clean Up Illegal Dumping Site
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Students Clean Up Illegal Dumping Site

October 29, 2019WNEP-TV

NEW MILFORD, Pa. — Normally, these dozens of National Honor Society students from Blue Ridge High School would be in the classroom on a school day, working toward helping to make the world a better place in the future. But...

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Anti-litter campaign designed to improve Luzerne County’s curb appeal

October 23, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

PLAINS TWP. — The message was clear and simple — if you see litter, pick it up. More importantly, don’t litter — ever. Ted Wampole, executive director of Visit Luzerne County, held a breakfast meeting Tuesday at The Woodlands with...

2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open
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2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2019 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open   The nomination period is open through November 15, 2019 and then selected nominations will be...

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Littering in Luzerne County being addressed, official says

October 17, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Luzerne County tourism head Ted Wampole recently told county council he is immersed in a mission to rid the county of litter. A branding consultant sparked the quest by pointing out issues with litter in some spots during a February...

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Legislation introduced to clean up abandoned coal mines

September 10, 2019Tri-County Independent

WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced legislation on Monday to clean up America’s abandoned coal mines, by ensuring states have enough resources to restore polluted sites to their original condition and to spur new economic...

NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced
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NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced

August 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners CONTACT: Angela Vitkoski, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: avitkoski@pecpa.org   NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE AWARDS DINNER & AWARD RECIPIENTS   Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners, which...

Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over
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Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over

May 24, 2019Allegheny Front

Deep in the Moshannon State Forest in Elk County, Pennsylvania, there’s a sloped, barren patch of land surrounded by an otherwise healthy forest. It looks as if a tornado has torn through here — the earth has been churned up,...

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state
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Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

May 13, 2019Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s “Dive Deeper – Youth Water Educators Summit” recently received a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The recognition is the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses...

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Penn State DuBois wildlife technology students help to reclaim PA forests

April 29, 2019Penn State News

DUBOIS, Pa. — A group of wildlife technology students at Penn State DuBois have contributed to reclaiming some area mine land while gaining valuable, real-world lessons. Lecturer in Wildlife Technology Carrie O’Brien took two sections of her class to a...