PEC in the News

$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....

Sanitary authority, volunteers clean up area waterways

November 2, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A crew of volunteers unearthed decades-old debris from a waterway Saturday to clean up the environment and reduce some nonprofits’ stormwater fees. The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA), assisted by several partnering groups, held the first of...

Students Clean Up Illegal Dumping Site

Students Clean Up Illegal Dumping Site

October 29, 2019WNEP-TV

NEW MILFORD, Pa. — Normally, these dozens of National Honor Society students from Blue Ridge High School would be in the classroom on a school day, working toward helping to make the world a better place in the future. But...

Anti-litter campaign designed to improve Luzerne County’s curb appeal

October 23, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

PLAINS TWP. — The message was clear and simple — if you see litter, pick it up. More importantly, don’t litter — ever. Ted Wampole, executive director of Visit Luzerne County, held a breakfast meeting Tuesday at The Woodlands with...

Littering in Luzerne County being addressed, official says

October 17, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Luzerne County tourism head Ted Wampole recently told county council he is immersed in a mission to rid the county of litter. A branding consultant sparked the quest by pointing out issues with litter in some spots during a February...

PA Legislators Call for Strong Methane Rules

September 18, 2019Public News Service

HARRISBURG, Pa. – State senators and representatives from both major parties joined environmental groups in Harrisburg on Tuesday in urging Gov. Tom Wolf to move immediately on new rules to cut methane emissions in the Commonwealth. Methane is a powerful...