Press Releases

DCNR awards $204,000 to improve Yough River Park

May 4, 2010

Pennsylvania will invest $204,000 to improve Youghiogheny River Park in Connellsville, Fayette County, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley said today. The funds will help connect the park to the river and stabilize the river bank, and...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Announces New Chairman of the Board

April 8, 2010

Philadelphia, Pa. – Don Welsh, President and CEO for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), announced that the Board of Directors has elected Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE, as Chairman. PEC is a non-profit organization devoted to protecting and restoring the natural...

Nominations sought for Partnership Awards & Thomas P. Shelburne Leadership Award

April 1, 2010

The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “20th Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment” and are seeking a Call For Nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards and the Thomas P. Shelburne Award. The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania...

New Report on Benefits of Growing Greener II

March 25, 2010

The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, a joint committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, has issued a report on the Growing Greener II initiative.  The report was conducted pursuant to a House Resolution (2009-17) introduced by Representative Kate Harper. According to...

PEC Completes 2009 Illegal Dumpsite Efforts

February 16, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to report the completion of the 2009 Community Illegal Dumpsite Program. This program resulted in the cleanup of 28 illegal dumpsites through volunteer and contractor efforts. A total of 180 tons of trash,...

PEC completes concepts for Connellsville train stations

February 11, 2010

Connellsville, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has submitted a final report to the Community Foundation of Fayette County’s Fayette Community Growth Fund with concept design drawings of three local initiatives that are outgrowths of the community design workshop held...

PEC seeking public comment for Wilkes-Barre Trail Master Plan Project

February 1, 2010

The City of Wilkes-Barre in Partnership with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association is preparing a Trail/Greenway Master Plan for a city-wide trail/greenway system. The Partnership is seeking public comment on the final draft map of...