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Pennsylvania Legacies #37: Into the Woods

Pennsylvania Legacies #37: Into the Woods

May 6, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

The Montour Woods Conservation Area outside Pittsburgh is a time capsule, studded with remnants of the area’s agricultural and industrial past. It’s also part of the pathway to a future when public parks and greenspaces across the region will be...

Shades of Green: Telling the Story of Pittsburgh’s Transformation

Shades of Green: Telling the Story of Pittsburgh’s Transformation

May 4, 2017By: Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou

Guest blog by Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou Pittsburgh is perhaps best known as a steel town, but the collapse of steel in the 1970s and 80s challenged the city to grow its economy in new ways. That innovation didn’t always happen in ways that...

Pennsylvania Legacies #36: Down to Earth

April 28, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

More than 300 northeastern Pennsylvanians turned out last weekend to help PEC and DCNR plant thousands of seedlings on former mining sites. This week’s show features voices from our Earth Day 2017 tree-planting event in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County....

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMxSDB1YroQ&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: A...

Mine Land to Forest Land

Mine Land to Forest Land

April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Volunteers celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting 8000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Mine Land to Forest Land (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.be)

Pennsylvania Legacies #35: Dinner With Friends

Pennsylvania Legacies #35: Dinner With Friends

April 21, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Sixteen projects are being recognized for their contributions to environmental stewardship with the 2017 Governor’s Award For Environmental Excellence. PEC is proud to co-host the awards dinner on April 25th along with the Department of Environmental Protection. On this Earth Day weekend, Acting...

Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

April 7, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

A 250-foot gap in Carbon County has been holding back the Delaware & Lehigh Trail for years, earning a spot on DCNR’s top-ten list of critical trail gaps statewide… until now. Wednesday’s groundbreaking brought the 25-year planning phase of the...

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

April 4, 2017By: Debra Frawley

Building a Destination Trails are community assets that attract people to visit our region and make it easier for residents to be active for recreation and exercise. They provide views of scenic river expanses and dramatic cliff faces, offering city-dwellers...

Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

March 31, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Little by little, Philadelphia is building a 750-mile regional trail system. As the Circuit Trails Coalition celebrates spring with new trail openings, we get to know one of the many small groups that are accomplishing big things by working together....