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Why We ❤️ Trails

April 12, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Our partners at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy produced this beautiful video showcasing the Industrial Heartland Trails initiative. Check it out! https://youtu.be/RgAGKUOqU9UVideo can’t be loaded: The Heart of Our Community | Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (https://youtu.be/RgAGKUOqU9U)

Pennsylvania Legacies #95

Pennsylvania Legacies #95

April 5, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Here’s a pretty good reason to root for the Philadelphia Eagles (even you, Steelers fans): under the team’s award-winning Go Green initiative, every field goal they put on the board means another ten trees planted in Bucks County’s Neshaminy State...

Pennsylvania Legacies #94

Pennsylvania Legacies #94

March 22, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

How do you talk about potentially divisive environmental topics with a hostile audience? Tora Johnson, a University of Maine geographer and keynote speaker at last month’s Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations, says the key is affirming the dignity of everyone...

Swimming with the Sharks

Swimming with the Sharks

March 18, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water(shed)… Shark Tank: Funder’s Edition returns to the 2019 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations. https://youtu.be/HclDmwPHYEUVideo can’t be loaded: Swimming With the Sharks (https://youtu.be/HclDmwPHYEU)

Pennsylvania Legacies #93

Pennsylvania Legacies #93

March 8, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Who are the creatures in your neighborhood? We go in search of urban wildlife with writer, podcaster, and naturalist Billy Brown. Don’t miss his upcoming Nature Talks lecture hosted by Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. Links: TTF Nature Talks with Billy Brown...

The State of Decarbonization in Pennsylvania

The State of Decarbonization in Pennsylvania

March 6, 2019By: Davitt Woodwell

As climate issues garner more and more urgent attention, how Pennsylvania will address our need to deeply decarbonize our electric and transportation sectors continues to be defined. Currently in the state: • The Department of Environmental Protection is considering an...

Breakthrough

Breakthrough

February 28, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

As anyone who pays even casual attention to the news can attest, we’re living in politically polarized times. Sometimes it feels like the divide is too wide and deep to bridge, and consensus on things that matter will always be...

Pennsylvania Legacies #92

Pennsylvania Legacies #92

February 22, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The Senate passes a massive public lands bill including permanent reauthorization for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, and Pennsylvania’s native trout are flourishing thanks to the state- and national-level work of Trout Unlimited. We talk with TU President...

Keeping it 100

Keeping it 100

February 20, 2019By: Patrick Starr

100 Communities Support the Circuit Trails!  And PEC Helped!   800 miles of multi-use trails that connect important destinations across nine counties in two states is a big, ambitious idea that is not easy to get one’s arms around. And...

LWCF One Step Closer to Reauthorization

LWCF One Step Closer to Reauthorization

February 13, 2019By: John Walliser

Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed legislation [S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act] that permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Passage by the Senate is a major step toward ending the uncertainty that has plagued this landmark conservation...

Pennsylvania Legacies #91

Pennsylvania Legacies #91

February 8, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania is home to hundreds of small, people-powered organizations dedicated to protecting and restoring local watersheds. These groups are accomplishing great things in their communities, typically on a shoestring budget. But could they be even more effective by coordinating their...