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Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story

Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story

January 26, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Since its inception in 1993, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund has made possible the creation or improvement of thousands of community assets – everything from trails and green space to libraries and historic sites. In honor of the...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

January 11, 2018By: Lindsay Baxter

We’ve all had that moment where we fantasize about quitting a job. Telling the boss where he or she can go, storming out, slamming a door. But what about when the break-up is more amicable? You both know it’s for...

Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

January 9, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Fish and houseguests, a great Pennsylvanian once wrote, begin to smell after three days. The freshness window for Christmas trees is, admittedly, a bit longer. But by mid-January, even the most committed procrastinators have to admit: it’s time for last...

Update: Pennsylvania Moving Forward on Methane Controls

Update: Pennsylvania Moving Forward on Methane Controls

December 20, 2017By: John Walliser

Last month the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released long-awaited revised versions of two permitting proposals which are designed to help control methane emissions from new unconventional natural gas wells and their accompanying transmission infrastructure. At the moment, the Department...

Why Carbon Capture?

Why Carbon Capture?

December 18, 2017By: Lindsay Baxter

On December 12th, PEC convened a meeting of 20 on the topic of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. (To learn more about what CCUS is, see our earlier blog post.) Attendance was...

Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

December 4, 2017By: Susan Myerov

Heads up, watershed groups: we’ve gotten word of several exciting grant opportunities coming up in 2018. Proposals are due over the next few weeks, so get going!   Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants – DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017 Coldwater Conservation Plans...

Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

December 1, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan is taking shape. But how will the city achieve its vision of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by mid-century? PEC’s Lindsay Baxter, who authored the original version of the plan in 2008, joins us. Also:...

Recognizing A Job Well Done

Recognizing A Job Well Done

November 27, 2017By: Susan Myerov

Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council Receives 2017 Planning Advocate Award   Volunteering can be exhausting. For many retirees, volunteer work is literally a full-time job; the rest of us do our best to fit in activities after work and on...