Press Releases

PEC Awards Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Grants

November 2, 2012

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has awarded seventeen grants totaling $100,000 to communities and organizations that are working to protect and promote the cultural and natural assets in the six counties that make up the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape...

PEC receives Grant Awards from PA DCNR

January 16, 2012

Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource (DCNR), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) will continue important recreational programs across the state. Recently funded programs include PEC’s water trail work, assistance to enhance the Explore...

PEC Releases Marcellus Shale Lease Guide for Landowners

June 28, 2011

Property owners faced with a decision about leasing the mineral rights beneath their land for Marcellus Shale gas drilling have a new tool to help them understand their options and make more informed choices. The Marcellus Shale Lease Guide is...

PEC presents Curtin Winsor award to Water Dept. leader

May 20, 2011

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), one of the oldest and most effective environmental organizations in the Commonwealth, today announced that it will award the prestigious Curtin Winsor Award to Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug. The award will be presented...

PEC named a “Top-Rated Green Non-profit”

April 6, 2011

Harrisburg — Just in time for Earth Day, GreatNonprofits announced their 2011 Top-Rated Green Nonprofits List, based on user reviews submitted during a national campaign in March. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has qualified for inclusion as one of more than...