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Pennsylvania Legacies #114

Pennsylvania Legacies #114

January 24, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Chuck Flink wrote the book on greenways — literally. 1993’s Greenways: A Guide To Planning Design And Development, co-authored with Robert Searns and addressed to the professional planning community, helped launch a global movement in landscape architecture. Now he’s making...

Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

January 21, 2020By: Lizzie Hessek

PEC’s mission is to protect and restore environment to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. We believe that trail development is an effective way to achieve that mission because trails lead people from their own backyards into the...

PEC at 50: “We Had to Do Something”

PEC at 50: “We Had to Do Something”

January 14, 2020By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

This post is the first in a series recounting the history of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on the occasion of PEC’s 50th anniversary.  To many of a certain age, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the world...

Pennsylvania Legacies #113

Pennsylvania Legacies #113

January 10, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The five finalists for 2020 River of the Year represent everything that’s right – and everything that’s wrong – with Pennsylvania’s 86,000 miles of rivers and streams. With online voting set to close in a matter of days, we hear...

Out of Step

Out of Step

December 16, 2019By: Davitt Woodwell

As 2019 comes to an end, and more than a year since the release of the 4th National Climate Assessment, it remains clear that the federal government has abdicated responsibility for even trying to slow the accelerating march of climate...

Pennsylvania Legacies #112

Pennsylvania Legacies #112

December 6, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Back in January, PEC published a list of legislative and regulatory recommendations for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Pennsylvania’s electricity sector. Since then, the governor and legislative leaders have embraced one of the report’s key ideas: putting a price on...

Celebrating 50 Years of PEC

Celebrating 50 Years of PEC

December 5, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Notice anything different about the PEC website? No? Scroll to the top of this page and have a look at the header. Go ahead, we’ll wait. See it now? That’s the new logo we’ll be sporting through 2020 in celebration...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

November 25, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

As Upstream Suburban Philadelphia (USP) coordinator for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), one of PEC’s responsibilities is to organize watershed tours. These outings are a chance for USP partners to showcase their stormwater management work to William Penn Foundation...

Pennsylvania Legacies #111

Pennsylvania Legacies #111

November 22, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Trails beautify neighborhoods and make communities more livable — but that’s only the beginning. A 2019 report from the East Coast Greenway Alliance shows how every dollar spent developing the ECG corridor through the Delaware River Watershed comes back almost...

Pennsylvania Legacies #110

Pennsylvania Legacies #110

November 8, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

In a state that’s nearly 60 percent tree-covered, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry has a lot of ground to cover. But thanks to Penn State’s Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship training program, DCNR has boots on the...

Video: Connecting Corry

Video: Connecting Corry

November 4, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The onetime railroad town of Corry, Pennsylvania celebrates the latest stage of its transformation into an Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition trail town.