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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...

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County government facing its own stormwater requirements in addition to new fee

March 30, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Luzerne County government must pay a new stormwater fee for its Wyoming Valley area buildings and parking lots in addition to meeting its own separate stormwater requirements, officials say. Because it faces other requirements, the county will be eligible for...

Clarion River Named PA 2019 River of the Year in Public Voting
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Clarion River Named PA 2019 River of the Year in Public Voting

January 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2018 CONTACTS: Terry Brady (DCNR) 717-772-9101 Janet Sweeney (POWR) 570-718-6507   Clarion River Named PA 2019 River of the Year in Public Voting   Harrisburg, PA – A Wild and Scenic River that draws legions...

2019 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available
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2019 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2018 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR PHONE: 570-718-6507   POWR announces 2019 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available   The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2019...

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ECCD nominates Clarion for 2019 PA River of the Year

December 7, 2018Daily Press (St Marys)

ST. MARYS, PA — Recently, the Wolf Administration encouraged the public to vote online for the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year and the Elk County Conservation District has nominated the Clarion River this year. “Pennsylvania is filled with countless...

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PEC Welcomes Watersheds Program Manager Tali MacArthur

December 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2018 CONTACT: Patrick Starr, Pennsylvania Environmental Council EMAIL: pstarr@pecpa.org   PEC Welcomes Watersheds Program Manager Tali MacArthur   PEC is proud to welcome Tali MacArthur as the newest member of our watersheds team. A veteran...

Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year
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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

November 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2018 CONTACTS: Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507 Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year   Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for the 2019...