PEC in the News

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...

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...