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Smarter Yards, Cleaner Streams

Smarter Yards, Cleaner Streams

August 26, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

As a result of planning decisions made decades ago, communities throughout suburban Philadelphia struggle with flooding and other negative impacts from heavy rainfall. These conditions don’t just affect residential properties, which account for the bulk of land use in the...

A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

August 24, 2021By: Adrienne Mackey

PEC works with partners in the Circuit Trails Coalition to create outdoor spaces that are inclusive and welcoming to all, a commitment that has led us to forge new partnerships and seek out creative approaches to engaging trail users. One...

Pennsylvania Legacies #150

Pennsylvania Legacies #150

August 20, 2021By: Lily Jones

An aerial map of tree canopy in any large U.S. city will give you a relatively accurate picture of income and racial demographics: with few exceptions, the more tree cover a neighborhood has, the more likely it is to be...

Now Is the Time for Sustainable Investment

Now Is the Time for Sustainable Investment

August 16, 2021By: Lily Jones

This summer has been packed with climate wake-up calls. Dangerously high temperatures, wildfires, and severe storms have devastated communities across the country. Just this week, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report which outlined in extensive...

Where would you like the Liberty Bell Trail to take you?

Where would you like the Liberty Bell Trail to take you?

August 10, 2021By: Zhenya Nalywayko

The Liberty Bell Trail (LBT) in North Penn and Indian Valley will link residents and visitors alike to downtown centers; residential neighborhoods; parks, libraries, and schools; natural areas and open spaces; transportation hubs; and much, much more. In addition to local connections,...

Pennsylvania Legacies #149

Pennsylvania Legacies #149

August 6, 2021By: Lily Jones

There are 349 rare, threatened, or endangered native plant species in Pennsylvania. The habitats they call home are as diverse as the plants themselves. As the climate changes, new challenges will arise for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural...

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...