PEC in the News

Spartansburg forester to be honored for commitment to environmental work

March 30, 2019Corry Journal

Troy Firth, the founder of the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, based in Spartansburg, is being honored with a 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for his work in forest management and conservation. The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are presented annually by...

Aspinwall Riverfront Park earns Western PA Environmental Award

March 27, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Aspinwall Riverfront Park will receive a $5,000 prize for its work to restore the area’s lackluster waterfront. The park is a winner of the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, presented by Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. It is among five...

Pike County Outdoors Guide now available

March 27, 2019News Eagle (Hawley)

MILFORD —The Pike County Commissioners have announced publication of Pike Outdoors, a Public Lands Guide for Sportsmen and Outdoor Enthusiasts. The guide is a comprehensive resource that includes maps and helpful information about Pike County’s 120,00+ acres of federal, state...

Ron Steffey to receive PEC lifetime achievement award

March 27, 2019Leader-Times (Kittanning)

Ron Steffey will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) at the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards on May 22, in downtown Pittsburgh. Mr. Steffey, known locally as “the face and heart of the Armstrong Trail,”...

Avian researcher at Powdermill Nature Reserve gets grant

March 25, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

An avian research coordinator for the long-term bird-banding program at Powdermill Nature Reserve was named a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner. Lucas W. DeGroote was one of the four winners of the award, presented to organizations and individuals demonstrating leadership,...

Environmental advocates worry over creative math in Wolf’s budget

February 7, 2019Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Nonsense. That’s how Gov. Tom Wolf, just two years ago, described a House Republican plan to to raid 47 budget accounts across Pennsylvania state government close a $1 billion hole in the state budget. Now, as he rolls out the first budget...

New Jersey looks to rejoin RGGI to tackle greenhouse gas emissions

January 25, 2019WHYY

Seven and a half years ago, then-Gov. Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of a regional cap-and-trade effort to lower greenhouse-gas emissions. On Friday, state environmental regulators will hear the public’s views on two proposals that would allow New Jersey...

CASRI celebrates partnerships and progress at conference in November

January 19, 2019The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS — In November, the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI), with financial support from The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Central Appalachians program and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, held the ‘Partnerships for Connectivity’ conference at the Canaan Valley Resort &...