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2015 Greenways and Trails Summit a Big Success Yet Again

2015 Greenways and Trails Summit a Big Success Yet Again

October 7, 2015By: Frank Maguire

A chance to share new ideas, progress reports, and challenges facing the world of trails throughout the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society brings together trail builders, planners, advocates, and managers for the Greenways and Trails Summit every other...

Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in the Nation

Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in the Nation

September 3, 2015By: Tony Spagnoli

Local lawmakers and environmental officials gathered Wednesday along the banks of the Schuylkill River to celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail’s distinction as the “best urban trail” in the nation, according to a poll by USA TODAY. USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice...

PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits

PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits

July 27, 2015By: Susan Myerov

PEC has a long history of involvement in stormwater management issues affecting our state. Persisting issues include providing municipal stormwater management education and training opportunities, providing regulatory and policy recommendations, and advocating for innovation in financing green stormwater infrastructure projects....

PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

July 22, 2015By: Janet Sweeney

Statistics from this spring’s illegal dumpsite clean ups in Susquehanna and Wayne counties have been tabulated and the numbers are quite impressive! Palmira Miller, program coordinator in PEC’s Northeast office, certainly had a busy season organizing and cleaning up illegal dumpsites...

More Major Funding Announced for Delaware Valley Trails

More Major Funding Announced for Delaware Valley Trails

July 20, 2015By: Tony Spagnoli

Just as the Fourth of July weekend was about to start, residents of the Delaware Valley had another reason to celebrate. On July 2 the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) announced it had voted unanimously to support the dedication...