Press Releases

WPEA Winner Feature: McKean County Conservation District

WPEA Winner Feature: McKean County Conservation District

May 8, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

WPEA Winner Feature: Environmental Charter School

WPEA Winner Feature: Environmental Charter School

May 1, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

April 30, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: April 30, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuzqDDQmBw&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Environmental Focus 05/03/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuzqDDQmBw&feature=youtu.be)   Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, announced that it will produce a monthly,...

Four Area Programs Announced as Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Winners

April 2, 2015

Contact: Sally Tarhi Date: April 2, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: WPEA@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Four environmental conservation and education programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $20,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a...

Act 54 4th Five Year Report

Act 54 4th Five Year Report

March 17, 2015

On March 17, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell delivered the following comments to the PA Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council on the most recent five year report on the effects of underground coal mining: https://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads/Act-54-CAC-Testimony.pdf

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

March 6, 2015

PEC Senior Program Director-Water Resources Sue Myerov outlines our role in watershed protection throughout the Commonwealth. With Pennsylvania watersheds impaired from the coal mining and extraction uses of previous generations, PEC works with its statewide partners to improve the Commonwealth’s rivers...

PEC Advocates for the Nominations of Quigley, Dunn

PEC Advocates for the Nominations of Quigley, Dunn

February 18, 2015

Today, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell wrote to Senators Gene Yaw and John Yudichak to issue his support for the nomination of Cindy Adams Dunn for Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and John Quigley...

Trail Development in Pennsylvania

Trail Development in Pennsylvania

February 17, 2015

PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s work in the development of trails and trail networks throughout Pennsylvania. From the East Coast Greenway, Delaware River Trail, and the Circuit in Southeastern Pennsylvania to the Great Allegheny Passage...

PEC Announces Hiring of Ron Slavonic as Controller

February 13, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Feb. 13, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Slavonic as the organization’s Controller. Coming to PEC with an established career devoted to mission-driven organizations...

DEP Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

January 30, 2015

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley has invited individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions,...