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Pennsylvania Legacies #148

Pennsylvania Legacies #148

July 28, 2021By: Lily Jones

It’s one thing for an environmental organization to tout its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s another to live out that commitment at the level of programming and daily activities. On this episode: how Philadelphia’s Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is...

A Laurel Highlands Reunion

A Laurel Highlands Reunion

July 27, 2021By: Luke Babik

Last month in Rector, PA, staff from six state parks around the Laurel Highlands gathered at Powdermill Nature Reserve. The gathering was the first of its kind for the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape since the onset of the pandemic, and...

Pennsylvania Legacies #147

Pennsylvania Legacies #147

July 12, 2021By: Lily Jones

Billions of dollars’ worth of solar panels and other components are flowing into the U.S. from China, feeding a market increasingly hungry for renewable energy. Most are made with materials linked to alleged forced-labor practices in the Xinjiang region. As...

Join the Environment Ride Community

Join the Environment Ride Community

June 28, 2021By: Patrick Starr

The Ride community grows and changes, but it’s always been a rewarding community to be a part of. Although Early Bird Registration is now closed, it’s not to late to join the riders who have already committed for this year’s...

Bringing New Narratives to the Circuit Trails

Bringing New Narratives to the Circuit Trails

June 25, 2021By: Lizzie Hessek

Trails are full of stories. There are histories about the men, women, and mules that fueled the birth American industry along canal paths. There are adventure stories about discovering natural wonders at a trail’s end. There are tales of self-discovery...

Periodical Wonders

Periodical Wonders

June 23, 2021By: Lily Jones

If you live in parts of southern, central, or northeastern Pennsylvania, you may have already seen Brood X cicadas emerging. After developing underground for seventeen years, Pennsylvania’s largest group of periodical cicadas is ready to spend a few short weeks...

From Seed to Site

From Seed to Site

June 22, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

PEC’s legacy mine land reforestation initiative exploded in 2021, more than doubling the total number of acres planted since the program first launched. Follow a few of this year’s 122 thousand seedlings on their journey from DCNR’s forest nursery to...