Press Releases

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...

PEC Named to Marcellus Shale Commission

March 9, 2011

Harrisburg – Anthony S. Bartolomeo, the chairman of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, has been named to Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. The governor made the announcement as part of his 2011-12 budget address to the General Assembly in Harrisburg...

Second Laurel Highlands Summit to Focus on Eco-Tourism

March 7, 2011

Trail, conservation, and tourism advocates have planned a day-long Laurel Highlands Summit to support the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. The...

Delaware River Named River of the Year!

January 14, 2011

Harrisburg— The people have spoken: the Delaware River is Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2011. Chosen for the first time through a public vote, the Delaware bested five other candidates in an online contest that saw more than 10,000...

PEC and PA American Water host streamside tree planting

PEC and PA American Water host streamside tree planting

November 5, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Pennsylvania American Water Company conducted a streamside tree planting project at the Pennsylvania American Water Company Property along Hillside Road, Trucksville on Nov. 5 PEC, Pennsylvania American Water Company staff and over 25...