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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...

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Finances, promoting fishing dominate new PFBC leader’s agenda

November 18, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Tim Schaeffer was on the job for less than three days when I hit him with some hard questions. He didn’t flinch. As the new executive director with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Schaeffer know there are many tough...

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SPRINGFIELD EAC: Environmental forums planned

October 15, 2018Springfield Sun

Most of the focus at the recent Springfield Community Day was on friends, neighborhood businesses and local nonprofit groups. A trio of environmental concerns also drew great interest, and there are two environmental forums next week planned as a follow...

2019 River of the Year Nominations Open
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2019 River of the Year Nominations Open

October 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2018 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2019 “River of the Year” Nominations Open   Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2019 Pennsylvania River...

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Demonstration rain barrel housed at Harveys Lake Borough police station

July 25, 2018The Dallas Post

HARVEYS LAKE — The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program in Northeast Pennsylvania unveiled a demonstration rain barrel at the Harveys Lake Borough Police Station July 22. There was a presentation of the Master Watershed Steward program and the...

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Delaware River cleanup improves water quality

July 19, 2018New Jersey Herald

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Nearly three decades of cleaning up the Delaware River between Barryville, N.Y., and the Delaware Water Gap has resulted in an unprecedented level of cleanliness in the water. That was the message participants in the 29th...