PEC in the News

Kirkland announces grant for Chester waterfront project

December 17, 2020pahouse.com

State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that the Pennsylvania Environmental Council was awarded a $50,000 state grant for a project to help reconnect Chester residents with the Delaware River. The Department of Environmental Protection awarded the Pennsylvania Environmental Council a $50,000...

Allegheny College Receives Western PA Environmental Award

November 12, 2020Allegheny College

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has honored Allegheny College for more than a decade of work to advance sustainability and achieve carbon neutrality in 2020 with the Western PA Environmental Award. You can access PEC’s virtual event to hear Governor Tom...

Support the Tookany Creek Circuit Trail

September 28, 2020Courier Times

As a lifelong Cheltenham resident, I have frequently found myself going out of the township to seek out nature trails. Though there are some short trails within Cheltenham, I have always desired a more extensive network of trails in my...

50 Years of Civil Environmental Advocacy

September 24, 2020Daily American

It is difficult to recall when the Pennsylvania Environmental Council – better known as PEC – first entered my awareness, but it’s been a while. OK, make that quite a while. Decades. During that time I’ve attended their conferences that...

State’s newest greenway links the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers

September 18, 2020Penn Live

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resourcestoday announced the official designation of the Schuylkill to Susquehanna Greenway as a Statewide Major Greenway. The 85-mile greenway spans Chester, Lancaster and Montgomery counties and allows users to travel between the Schuylkill...

TrailOff Project Organizer Adrienne Mackey on WHYY Regional Roundup

September 8, 2020WHYY

On this week’s Regional Roundup…a new immersive writing project called TrailOff – it’s an app containing stories that are paired with Philly-area hiking trails. Each trail features a different narrated story that matches up with where listeners are along their hike....