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Get Outside With PEC

Get Outside With PEC

June 15, 2021By: Lily Jones

After a year of virtual events, PEC is excited to host or support a lineup of outdoor recreation activities this summer and fall. We have running, walking, cycling, and paddling events – so whatever your preferred form of recreation, there’s...

Pennsylvania Legacies #146

Pennsylvania Legacies #146

June 11, 2021By: Lily Jones

Trails can be a tremendous economic opportunity for small towns – but all the funding and political muscle in the world won’t matter if your trail project doesn’t address real community needs and center community voices. In her new book,...

Trail Management Structures in PA

Trail Management Structures in PA

June 3, 2021By: Zhenya Nalywayko

Whenever a new trail project is considered, questions immediately arise about who will own the trail, who will maintain it, and who will be liable for it. When that trail passes through multiple municipalities, which is very common in the...

Pennsylvania Legacies #145

Pennsylvania Legacies #145

May 28, 2021By: Lily Jones

In the perennial swing state of Pennsylvania, elections are often decided by voters who don’t identify with either political party – and recent polling shows Independents have swung hard on the issue of climate. With 3 out of 4 Pennsylvanians...

Elk State Forest: From Rivers to Ridges

Elk State Forest: From Rivers to Ridges

May 20, 2021By: Helena Kotala

There are two ways to participate in the 2021 Public Lands Ride. We are excited to promote both an in-person event returning to Black Moshannon State Park on October 2, 2021, and the release of six new routes in different...

Pennsylvania Legacies #144

Pennsylvania Legacies #144

May 14, 2021By: Lily Jones

Nobody knows exactly how many orphaned oil and gas wells dot the Pennsylvania landscape – even conservative estimates put the number well into the hundreds of thousands. Every day these defunct facilities remain unplugged, they’re emitting greenhouse gases, contaminating groundwater,...

Join a River Sojourn This Summer!

Join a River Sojourn This Summer!

April 30, 2021By: Lily Jones

Mouse over the photo and scroll down to view the StoryMap   The Pennsylvania Sojourn Program, administered by PEC’s affiliate POWR in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is one of a number of programs supported...

Pennsylvania Legacies #143

Pennsylvania Legacies #143

April 30, 2021By: Lily Jones

In 1971, Pennsylvania became the first state to guarantee citizens’ rights to clean air, pure water, and a healthy environment. Fifty years later, the state legislator who led the campaign for Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment is taking it to the...