Press Releases

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,...

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...