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Category: Communities & Landscapes

Litter continues to build up in Luzerne County

April 30, 2019Fox 56

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) — If you live in Luzerne County, you’ve probably seen a lot of litter around the area lately. One organization saying its the most in the county in recent memory. Palmira Miller wants to keep Luzerne County clean....

Chainsaw Safety Training set

April 17, 2019Wayne Independent

Upper Delaware River Region – Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Women and Their Woods graduates and guests, and Northern Tier Hardwoods Association on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-3pm in Lake Ariel, PA as we learn Chainsaw Safety with a Game...

Teaming Up for Cleanup!

November 29, 2018WBRE/WYOU-TV

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Students from Blue Ridge High School traded notebooks and pens for work gloves and mud boot at a New Milford illegal dumpsite cleanup. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and local businesses teamed up for the cleanup of hundreds of tires....

Riverfront 47 open Saturday for walking tour

November 16, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

…Riverfront 47 selected Balmori with input of a team of advisors that included Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Darla Cravotta, manager of special projects for Allegheny County; Trish Klatt, Aspinwall Riverfront Park board president; Tim McLaughlin, Aspinwall...

PA Candidates Support Conservation Fund

October 18, 2018Public News Service

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal program vital to conservation efforts in Pennsylvania expired last month, but there’s bipartisan support for its permanent authorization. Since 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has brought $315 million to support more than 1,500...

Summit showcases health, economic benefits of local trails

September 20, 2018Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

EBENSBURG – Local recreational trails provide more than biking, walking and running opportunities for area residents and visitors – they spur economic development, boost community partnerships and improve the overall health of users. Panel discussions, workshops and speakers elaborated on...

100 tires and counting

July 20, 2018Pocono Record

DINGMANS FERRY — As they have every year for the past 29 years, Kittatinny Canoes spent Wednesday morning gearing up 50 canoes for volunteers to use while cleaning up the Delaware River. The 29th annual On and Under the Delaware...

Delaware River cleanup improves water quality

July 19, 2018New Jersey Herald

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Nearly three decades of cleaning up the Delaware River between Barryville, N.Y., and the Delaware Water Gap has resulted in an unprecedented level of cleanliness in the water. That was the message participants in the 29th...

Annual Delaware River Cleanup in the Poconos

July 18, 2018WNEP-TV

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Under a bright sunny sky, more than 100 volunteers took to the Delaware River in canoes and picked up trash along the way near Milford. It’s all part of the annual “On and Under the Delaware...