Press Releases

2021 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 19, 2020

For Immediate Release October 19, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney Email: [email protected] Phone: (570) 718-6507   2021 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River Nominations Accepted from October 19, 2020 Through November 16, 2020  ...

ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails

October 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2020     CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails  Funding Will Spur Construction Along Erie-to-Pittsburgh, PA Wilds Corridors PITTSBURGH – Trail projects in northwestern...

2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener

July 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020   CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener Sustainability partnership increases offsets for event-related climate and watershed impacts   PITTSBURGH ­­– The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has...

Regional Environmental Efforts Selected for Awards

June 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2020   CONTACT: Sally Tarhi, Pennsylvania Environmental Council EMAIL: [email protected]   Regional Environmental Efforts Selected for Awards   Pittsburgh—Two environmental projects and a community leader from the Western Pennsylvania area will share $15,000 from Dominion...

POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

June 18, 2020

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney, POWR Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: [email protected]   POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020...

Call for Nominations: Northeast Environmental Partners Awards

June 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: [email protected]   Call for Nominations: Northeast Environmental Partners Awards The Northeast Environmental Partners (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania...

Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns

Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns

June 9, 2020

State College — Pennsylvanians took to trails and greenways in unprecedented numbers during March and April, according to an analysis of 67 non-motorized trail systems throughout Pennsylvania. Research commissioned by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) found that trail traffic spiked...