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A Riverfront Community

A Riverfront Community

March 26, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

For over a century the residents of Hazelwood have been cut off from the Monongahela River, even though the historic Pittsburgh neighborhood sits right on its banks. Now there’s a community-driven plan to reconnect the community with the water, while...

Keeping Our Drinking Water Pure

Keeping Our Drinking Water Pure

March 25, 2021By: Kadafi El-Kardah

This post was originally published March 19 in the Southwest CDC Globe Times, as part of PEC’s ongoing watershed education and community outreach on behalf of the Philadelphia Water Department. Have you seen the colorful “Keep it Clean” markers outside...

Pennsylvania Legacies #140

Pennsylvania Legacies #140

March 12, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania Environmental Council · Trails On Film Filmmakers Jesse Sampley and Matt Deneen chat with POWR’s Tali MacArthur about the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour stop in Pennsylvania There’s a reason why PEC’s motto is “conservation through...

Public Support for Spring Garden Street Updates

Public Support for Spring Garden Street Updates

March 2, 2021By: Lily Jones

When asked by the City of Philadelphia what they were looking for in the Spring Garden Street Greenway, the response from the city’s public was clear: they wanted a corridor that was safe, accessible, and attractive. These desires were little...

Pennsylvania Legacies #139

Pennsylvania Legacies #139

February 26, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

One year ago, COVID-19 was only just beginning to make its presence felt in the U.S. By the end of March, Pennsylvania and much of the rest of the country were in lockdown, and already, it was clear that our...

Become a Citizen Scientist

Become a Citizen Scientist

February 24, 2021By: Paul Racette

Want to do something to protect and improve the environment around your home, community, and waterways? Interested in observing natural spaces and providing valuable information to scientists monitoring water quality, protecting wildlife, or studying climate change? You can do all...

How to Finance a Forest

How to Finance a Forest

February 19, 2021By: Hannah Clemenson

You may remember learning in our video, How to Regrow a Forest, how PEC restores native forests on formerly mined lands by implementing the Forest Reclamation Approach with partners in the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI). You may also remember...

Speaking Volumes

Speaking Volumes

February 16, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, PEC commissioned OPR Group to create a commemorative book exploring the past, present, and future of our organization and of the places we have worked to protect and restore. While the print edition of...

Pennsylvania Legacies #138

Pennsylvania Legacies #138

February 12, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

Pittsburgh’s rivers made the city an industrial titan at a time when environmental damage was accepted as the price of progress. Now they’re being put back to work generating low cost, carbon-free electricity — without creating new environmental or land...

PEC is Hiring: Events and Administration Coordinator

PEC is Hiring: Events and Administration Coordinator

February 12, 2021By: Lily Jones

Position Description Events and Administration Coordinator (Philadelphia Office) February 12, 2021 About PEC: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. At the...