PEC in the News

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...

Which Pennsylvania river is worth $10,000?

December 9, 2019PennLive

The annual vote for Pennsylvania River of the Year opened to the public today. In addition to carrying the title in 2020, the river that draws the most public votes will receive a $10,000 leadership grant from the Pennsylvania Department...

Meeting set on rail trail study

November 27, 2019Times-Tribune (Scranton)

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will hold a public meeting to gather input for a feasibility study of the proposed Wilkes-Barre & Eastern Rail Trail Corridor. PEC has retained a trail planning consultant to study the feasibility of various trail routing...

West Branch Susquehanna River trail gets official logo

November 25, 2019The Express (Lock Haven)

LEWISBURG — The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) has released an official logo for the Susquehanna River Water Trail – West Branch. The Susquehanna River Water Trail – West Branch is a designated Pennsylvania State Water Trail that runs 228 miles...

10 MINUTES WITH Bobby Hughes

November 24, 2019Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

As a youngster, Robert “Bobby” E. Hughes set out to learn why culm banks existed and why rivers and streams ran orange with acid mine wastes. His legacy, he hoped, would be that of someone who did something about the...

Dinniman Announces $400,000 for Parks and Outdoor Recreation Improvements

November 17, 2019My ChesCo

HARRISBURG, PA — Three Chester County municipalities and one conservancy will receive nearly $400,000 in total state funding for park improvements and conservation projects, announced state Senator Andy Dinniman. In addition, several regional initiatives impacting Chester County residents will receive...