PEC in the News

County supports further development of Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

April 9, 2020Meadville Tribune

Crawford County commissioners have given their support to further development of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail in eastern Crawford County at no cost to the county. At their video conferenced meeting Wednesday, commissioners unanimously approved a $1.5 million grant application...

Meadville Market House celebrates local focus as it turns 150

March 9, 2020GoErie.com

MEADVILLE — In 1870, black men got the right to vote, the U.S. population was pegged at 38.6 million, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil Co. and the Meadville Market House opened for business. Now, 150 years later, the Market House,...

Oneness to honor founder of the community garden

March 7, 2020New Castle News

Like the single seed that produces a plant full of vegetables, Ken Rice is a grower of community. His efforts along those lines will be recognized at Oneness, an event celebrating unity amid diversity scheduled for March 29 at the...

Northeast proud of its hiking areas

March 1, 2020Altoona Mirror

DENNISON TWP. — From hikes with astronomers, doctors and foresters to yoga by the river and a winter kayaking trip called Shiverfest, regional outdoors enthusiasts have tried novel ways to promote trails and waterways. During a recent trails meeting, volunteers...

Lackawanna River voted 2020’s River of the Year

February 3, 2020Abington Journal

HARRISBURG — A vibrant, cold-water “Class A” fishery in its middle and upper reaches, and a waterway that attracts more paddlers every year, the Lackawanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2020 River of the Year. “Emerging...

Nominations sought for environmental awards

January 14, 2020Altoona Mirror

PITTSBURGH — If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy want to hear from you. Nominations are now being sought for the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually...

Manko Gold selects first female managing partner

January 3, 2020Philadelphia Business Journal

[PEC Board Chair] Carol F. McCabe has become the fifth managing partner — and first woman — to lead environmental and energy law firm Manko Gold Katcher & Fox in its 30-year history. She succeeds Jonathan Spergel who led the...

Nominations open for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

January 3, 2020Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In 2019, Murrysville officials retrofitted a half-dozen storm water detention ponds, with plans to do the same for about a dozen more. That’s precisely the type of project that should be nominated for a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually...

New sign caps recent improvements at North Huntingdon nature preserve

December 13, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Volunteers from Jeannette’s Elliott Group lent a hand this week as the Westmoreland Land Trust installed an updated sign at the entrance of its nature preserve along Ardara Road in North Huntingdon. The sign joins other recent improvements at the...