PEC in the News

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...

$500k in grants announced to help maintain area parks and trails

November 14, 2019WJAC-TV (Johnstown)

HARRISBURG Pa (WJAC) — Rep. Frank Burns announced Thursday that Cambria County will benefit from several state grants aimed to protect recreational parks and trails in the area. A total of $500,000 in grant money will be divided up among...

A buzz in the valley

November 11, 2019Keystone Edge

Listen as you walk through the towns on the Monongahela River. You’ll hear some traffic, an airplane or two, kayak paddles pulling through the water, an occasional motorboat. But what you’ll hear above all those pedestrian sounds is one you...

13+ tons of tires removed from wetlands

November 8, 2019Susquehanna Independent

About 13 tons of tires were removed from a wetlands area in New Milford last week in a clean-up effort that brought together students, businesses and agencies. Palmira Miller of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) said Blue Ridge Honor Society...

Give, take mass quantities of books at this weekend’s swap

November 5, 2019Pike County Courier

Honesdale. Bring as many books as you want, and take as many books as you want at the SEEDS (Sustainable Energy and Education Development Support) and NaturED annual free book swap, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....