PEC in the News

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...

Tick Borne Diseases Task Force receives award

November 16, 2019Pocono Record

Pike County’s Tick Borne Diseases Task Force received an Environmental Partnership Award from the Northeast Environmental Partners on Oct. 24 during a dinner held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre. The Tick Borne Diseases Task Force is an initiative...

DCNR grants awarded to Cambria, Somerset counties

November 15, 2019Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown)

EBENSBURG – Hundreds of thousands of dollars in state grants awarded recently will fund efforts to develop trails, improve parks and support conservation efforts in Cambria and Somerset counties, two state legislators said Thursday. State Rep. Frank Burns, D-East Taylor...

NEXT Up: Leslie Turis on why getting outside and being active matter

November 14, 2019Next Pittsburgh

As Director of Youth Programming at P3R, Leslie Turis oversees the award-winning Kids of STEEL program and one of the country’s largest races for children — the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon. Previously, she was executive director of Girls on the Run...

Chesco gets $400,000 to improve parks, trails, outdoor recreation

November 14, 2019Southern Chester County Weeklies

WEST CHESTER—Three Chester County municipalities and one conservancy will receive nearly $400,000 in total state funding for park improvements and conservation projects. In addition, several regional initiatives impacting Chester County residents will receive nearly $2 million in state support to...