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Developers Requesting Public Input On Hazelwood Riverfront Master Plan

April 7, 2021CBSN Pittsburgh

Developers are continuing to focus on the future of the Hazelwood Riverfront Master Plan, and they’re asking the public for feedback. The Environmental Planning and Design and Pennsylvania Environmental Council spent six months gathering community input to come up with...

Greenway connecting Delaware, Schuylkill rivers slowly inches forward

April 5, 2021KYW Newsradio

The plan to connect the Delaware and Schuylkill River bike trails is finally making some headway. The Spring Garden Street Greenway plan was conceived 10 years ago. Now, with President Joe Biden’s commitment to upgrading the country’s infrastructure, biking advocates...

Have a say in the revitalization of the Hazelwood riverfront

March 30, 2021Next Pittsburgh

Want to help shape the future of the Hazelwood riverfront? You have your chance to do so at a virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Environmental Planning & Design (EPD), the landscape architecture firm selected...

City of Chester Unveils Eyre Park Levee Walk Trail Project

March 29, 2021Chester Matters Blog

The city of Chester today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Eyre Park Levee Walk. Attendees included Chester City Council, the Stormwater Authority of Chester staff, representatives from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the East Coast Greenway...

InTouch with Freddi Hammer – POWR Watersheds and Rivers

March 14, 2021Backyard Broadcasting

POWR’s Tali MacArthur joins Freddi Hammer on “In Touch” to discuss the “Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour” ~Virtually; an event meant to inspire all of us to keep our rivers and streams clean and beautiful. The Wild and Scenic...

Allegheny County signing major hydropower deal

February 2, 2021Next Pittsburgh

Allegheny County has been chalking up big wins for the environment recently, and here’s another: Last week, the county announced that it will purchase renewable hydropower energy from a new project on the Ohio River. The 35-year power purchase agreement...

States mull conservation action under shadow of COVID-19

January 11, 2021Bay Journal

Fighting climate change, planting more trees and funding environmental progress in tight times will be among the challenges confronting state lawmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania when they gather in January in their respective capitals. … In Pennsylvania, environmental groups...