Press Releases

Path of the Flood Trail map and guide now available

May 21, 2009

Johnstown, Pa. – Several local partners have worked together to produce a map and guide for the Path of the Flood Trail from Ehrenfeld to Johnstown following the route of the infamous Johnstown Flood of 1889, in which 2,209 people...

Ohiopyle Master Plan public meeting set

April 29, 2009

Ohiopyle, Pa. – Ohiopyle Borough and Ohiopyle State Park announce today that the kick-off meeting for the Ohiopyle Joint Master Plan and Implementation Strategy will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Ohiopyle Community Center....

Tree Planting at the Lands at Hillside Farms

April 7, 2009

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Lands at Hillside Farms will be conducting a streamside tree seedling planting at the Lands at Hillside Farm in Trucksville on Thursday, April 9, 2009 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The tree seedling...

Pennsylvania Works! Campaign Launched

March 24, 2009

A coalition of environmental, conservation, preservation, housing, and research groups, along with both Democrat and Republican members of the General Assembly, today announced their proposals to build green communities and jobs in Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Works! Campaign.  PEC is...

PEC Joins Call on Environmental Funding

March 16, 2009

A coalition of environmental, conservation, and sportsmen groups including the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, as well as local government officials, today announced their support for directing a portion of any extraction tax on natural gas to restoration and habitat programs and to local...

Program notes Rachel Carson’s influence on environmental literacy

March 9, 2009

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is proud to sponsor a presentation entitled “From Nature Study to Environmental Literacy: Rachel Carson as Teacher,” as part of the Outdoor Heritage Month activities in partnership with Natural BioDiversity, Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team, Johnstown Area Heritage Association,...