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Pennsylvania Legacies #106

Pennsylvania Legacies #106

September 13, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Allegheny College’s “Creek Connections” program gets students out of the classroom and into local waterways for a hands-on learning experience. Watershed educator Laura Branby explains how Creek Connections is sparking kids’ interest in the sciences and building their relationship with...

Celebrate PA Trails Month

Celebrate PA Trails Month

September 9, 2019By: Frank Maguire

Did you know that September is Trails Month in PA? For 2019, PEC has partnered with DCNR to promote events that encourage people to get out and explore. Trails not only take us from point A to B, they open...

Pennsylvania Legacies #105

Pennsylvania Legacies #105

August 30, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

In honor of Ohiopyle, PA’s bid for Top Adventure Town honors in the “Tiny Towns” division, a tiny podcast episode to tide you through the holiday weekend. Anna Weltz of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau drops in to ask for...

Off the Beaten Track

Off the Beaten Track

August 28, 2019By: Helena Kotala

This September, cyclists will gather at Black Moshannon State Park for the first Public Lands Ride, presented by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The ride is a non-competitive event, and two different distances offer options to a variety of abilities and...

Pennsylvania Legacies #104

Pennsylvania Legacies #104

August 16, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The end goal of any trail project is to create a public asset that’s accessible, welcoming, and beneficial to everyone in the community. But to succeed, inclusivity has to be baked into every project from its inception. Julia Raskin, trail...

Pennsylvania Legacies #103

Pennsylvania Legacies #103

August 2, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The governors of five Great Lakes states, including Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf, are banding together in an effort to make the health of the lakes a campaign issue in the 2020 presidential election. We dive into the Great Lakes 2020 Platform...

Transforming the Tidal Delaware

Transforming the Tidal Delaware

July 31, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania has two coastlines, did you know that? The tidal portion of the Delaware River connects via Delaware Bay to the Atlantic. Though it’s freshwater, it experiences a daily tidal influence of six feet. The other coastline is Lake Erie,...

How to Regrow a Forest

How to Regrow a Forest

July 30, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Transforming abandoned strip mines into healthy native forest isn’t as easy as it sounds! Learn how PEC and our partners in the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) are restoring Penn’s woods, one legacy mining site at a time. https://youtu.be/1ZGVlhaOjZMVideo can’t...

Pennsylvania Legacies #102

Pennsylvania Legacies #102

July 12, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Though Pennsylvania enjoys an abundance of world-class opportunities for outdoor recreation, access is often limited by racial, socioeconomic, and other disparities. For Pennsylvanians with disabilities, adventure sports like kayaking can be especially difficult to break into. But proponents of “adaptive...

Leaving My Mark

Leaving My Mark

July 1, 2019By: Kadafi El-Kardah

Before you can attempt to solve a problem, you have to understand it in depth. You have to identify whatever resources are available and learn how to apply them to a solution. You have to be willing to embrace your...

Pennsylvania Legacies #101

Pennsylvania Legacies #101

June 28, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania Legacies is on summer break through mid July. We leave you with an audio postcard from the recent unveiling of two exciting new improvements along Bucks County’s Delaware & Lehigh Trail. Links: Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Wolf...

PEC Responds to “Cowardly” Post-Gazette Editorial

PEC Responds to “Cowardly” Post-Gazette Editorial

June 21, 2019By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

On June 19, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an editorial in which it called out both PEC and PEC President Davitt Woodwell, a Pennsylvania Commissioner on the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), as “irresponsible and cowardly” and “disgracing ORSANCO’s...