PEC In The News

Category: Communities & Landscapes

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...

$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...

Crown Jewels Of The Commonwealth

Crown Jewels Of The Commonwealth

July 3, 2019Pittsburgh Quarterly

A stand of old-​growth hemlocks with trunks nearly four feet in diameter towers over a trail cut along a creek shrouded in mountain laurel that ripples through Laurel Hill State Park, part of one of the largest state park systems...

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...