Contact: Alex Oltmanns
Date: July 9, 2015
Phone: (412) 481-9400
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Pittsburgh – Outdoor recreation on Pennsylvania’s waterways was the topic of conversation on the second edition of “Environmental Focus,” a half-hour television talk show from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC).
The show, which will aired on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Sunday, July 11, featured one of the first one-on-one interviews with Cindy Adams Dunn, the new secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
In this interview, Secretary Dunn discussed her views on Pennsylvania’s waterways and the role they play in outdoor recreation across the Commonwealth. Following her interview, a roundtable discussion on outdoor recreation included National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Planner Jackie Kramer, Eric Martin, owner of Wilderness Voyageurs, and Patrick Starr, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
“Pennsylvania’s watersheds are a crucial aspect of our Commonwealth’s environment,” Starr said. “Not only is this installment of ‘Environmental Focus’ an educational tool for the viewers at home, but also a great way for the panelists to engage in productive discussion to better Pennsylvania’s environment.”
“We think ‘Environmental Focus’ is an effective tool for reaching important audiences and openly discussing the issues, ideas, and challenges facing the Pennsylvania environment,” PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell said. “And PEC hopes to lead the discussion on these issues in ways that elevate the debate in a thoughtful, transparent, and productive way.”
To view the debut episode of “Environmental Focus” on the Pennsylvania capital budget from May, click here.
About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Founded in 1970, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council is the leading environmental organization in the state, and was instrumental in the passage of nearly every major piece of legislation and regulatory initiative affecting clean air, clean water, land use and conservation, hazardous materials, and other major public policy actions since that time. Today, the organization is heavily engaged in a number of critical initiatives surrounding the development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, trail and green space development, green energy and climate change programs, water quality, and watershed protection projects.
PEC serves the entire state with programs and staff spanning the Commonwealth.
About Pennsylvania Cable Network
PCN (the Pennsylvania Cable Network) is a Government-access television cable television network dedicated to 24-hour coverage of government and public affairs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It features live coverage of both Houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, as well as other forms of informational and educational programming.
The bulk of PCN’s operations are located in Harrisburg, the Commonwealth capital, but it also has bureaus in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
For more information, visit www.pcntv.com.