Press Releases

Shenango River Named PA 2021 River Of The Year In Public Voting

February 1, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/01/2021 MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-877-6315 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Shenango River Named PA 2021 River Of The Year In Public Voting ​Harrisburg, PA — Winding through Northwestern Pennsylvania, connecting Pymatuning and Shenango lakes with the...

POWR Announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 19, 2021

For Immediate Release January 18, 2021 Media Contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507   POWR announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2021 Pennsylvania...

Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2021 River of the Year

December 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507 Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-772-9101   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2021 River of the Year Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy...

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...