Press Releases

PEC receives DCNR funding for trails, EACs and community meadows

October 14, 2010

Three PEC projects received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Check back soon for details on these exciting projects! Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $50,000 to lead the implementation of the Statewide Comprehensive Recreation Plan goal to...

Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition created

October 6, 2010

Over 85 people turned out for the inaugural meeting of the new Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition, a spin-off of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative.  Land conservancies, watersheds, Trout Unlimited chapters and other conservation and recreation groups turned out for...

Conservation Coalition forming in Laurel Highlands

September 15, 2010

Several local and regional conservation organizations have come together to create the Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition, a four-county coalition of grass-roots conservation and environmental groups in Fayette, Westmoreland, Somerset and Cambria Counties. The purposes of the coalition will be to...

PEC recognizes “40 Under 40” environmentalists

August 18, 2010

In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), has selected 40 Pennsylvanians under the age of 40 as recipients of its 40 Under 40 Awards. Recipients will be honored at PEC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Civic...

Ohiopyle ‘Green Streets’ Ribbon Cutting

August 16, 2010

Curbs along parking areas direct stormwater runoff into bioswales, which throughout the project area have been planted with 1,321 perenials, 24 shubs and 48 trees.  The project beautifies the borough in the heart of Ohiopyle State Park while making parking more...

Northeast Environmental Partners Announce Dinner and Awards Recipients

August 14, 2010

“An Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment” – The Twentieth Annual Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 5:00pm at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Rte 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Seven (7) recipients of the Environmental Partnership...

PEC presents lifetime achievement award to local green leaders

June 21, 2010

Philadelphia, Pa.  — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, one of the oldest and most effective environmental organizations in the Commonwealth, announced that it will award the prestigious Curtin Winsor Award to longtime urban greening advocates Jane G. Pepper and J. Blaine...

PEC Stream Projects to be featured on WNEP

PEC Stream Projects to be featured on WNEP

June 8, 2010

PEC’s Lands at Hillside Farms Riparian Zone Restoration Project will be highlighted on WNEP Channel 16 Power to Save show to be aired on June 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm. The story will focus on the issue of invasive Japanese...

Dozens of trees planted at the Lands at Hillside Farms

Dozens of trees planted at the Lands at Hillside Farms

May 14, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Lands at Hillside Farms coordinated a streamside tree planting project at the Lands at Hillside Farms in Trucksville on May 7, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The project, which included...

PEC’s innovations serve as a model for water protection

May 13, 2010

Two watershed protection projects led by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) were featured in The Conservation Fund’s newly released book A Sustainable Chesapeake: Better Models for Conservation. The book profiles conservation practices and technologies for government agencies, community groups, and...

PEC to Testify at Marcellus Shale Hearing

May 11, 2010

Harrisburg, Pa. — John Walliser, Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, will testify at a hearing on water quality issues relating to the Marcellus Shale industry in Pennsylvania from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 14,...