PEC In The News

Category: Watersheds

Volunteers plant trees along riverbank in Nesbitt Park

May 6, 2020Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

April Davies pushed her shovel into the earth along the Susquehanna riverbank and remarked with delight how easy it was to turn over. “It’s luvisol soil, all really nice river silt,” Vinnie Cotrone said. “That’s why farmers have always liked...

Lackawanna River voted 2020’s River of the Year

February 3, 2020Abington Journal

HARRISBURG — A vibrant, cold-water “Class A” fishery in its middle and upper reaches, and a waterway that attracts more paddlers every year, the Lackawanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2020 River of the Year. “Emerging...

Which Pennsylvania river is worth $10,000?

December 9, 2019PennLive

The annual vote for Pennsylvania River of the Year opened to the public today. In addition to carrying the title in 2020, the river that draws the most public votes will receive a $10,000 leadership grant from the Pennsylvania Department...

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...

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...

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...