PEC in the News

Learn chain saw safety in Lake Ariel

April 12, 2019Pocono Record

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Women and Their Woods graduates and guests, and Northern Tier Hardwoods Association will hold a chain saw safety workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Beaver Run Lane, Lake Ariel. The program will...

Next leg of Allegheny Township trail due for completion this summer

April 9, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Work on the next leg of the Wynn and Clara Tredway Trail could begin by the end of April. Allegheny Township officials plan to meet soon with PennDOT District 12 officials in Uniontown for a pre-construction meeting. The goal is...

With focus on the forest, Firth’s won two environmental awards

April 8, 2019Meadville Tribune

Troy Firth would probably not be the first to tell you he’s won two awards. He’s much more focused on the woods. To back up this diligence, the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association granted Firth its Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award. He also...

Tom Ridge: Nuclear power must be supported

April 3, 2019Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania and the nation need diverse energy resources to ensure our national security and global competitiveness and to maintain our leadership role around the world. As a former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. secretary of homeland security, I have come to...

Spartansburg forester to be honored for commitment to environmental work

March 30, 2019Corry Journal

Troy Firth, the founder of the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, based in Spartansburg, is being honored with a 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for his work in forest management and conservation. The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are presented annually by...

Aspinwall Riverfront Park earns Western PA Environmental Award

March 27, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Aspinwall Riverfront Park will receive a $5,000 prize for its work to restore the area’s lackluster waterfront. The park is a winner of the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, presented by Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. It is among five...

Pike County Outdoors Guide now available

March 27, 2019News Eagle (Hawley)

MILFORD —The Pike County Commissioners have announced publication of Pike Outdoors, a Public Lands Guide for Sportsmen and Outdoor Enthusiasts. The guide is a comprehensive resource that includes maps and helpful information about Pike County’s 120,00+ acres of federal, state...

Ron Steffey to receive PEC lifetime achievement award

March 27, 2019Leader-Times (Kittanning)

Ron Steffey will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) at the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards on May 22, in downtown Pittsburgh. Mr. Steffey, known locally as “the face and heart of the Armstrong Trail,”...

Avian researcher at Powdermill Nature Reserve gets grant

March 25, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

An avian research coordinator for the long-term bird-banding program at Powdermill Nature Reserve was named a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner. Lucas W. DeGroote was one of the four winners of the award, presented to organizations and individuals demonstrating leadership,...