Press Releases

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,...

Global Warming Forum Set at UPJ

February 3, 2009

Johnstown, Pa. – Brad Clemenson of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will make a presentation on global warming at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Student Union building of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The presentation is part of Global Warming...

Lardner’s Point Park to receive restoration funding

January 7, 2009

Lardner’s Point Park has been announced as a recipient of over $500,000 in construction funding as part of the Athos Oil Spill mitigation project. Over the past four years the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has worked to publish...

Two COALS Luzerne County Cleanups Completed

December 10, 2008

The Cleanup Our American Lands and Streams (COALS) Program, a program to clean up illegal dump sites, is being implemented in Luzerne County by local partners. For several days in November, COALS cleanups were held at the Lee Road Site and adjacent...

PEC, Wilkes University Students and Volunteers Plant trees

December 3, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with Earth Conservancy and Wilkes University conducted a streamside tree planting project at the Penobscot property located in Newport Township on Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Wilkes University Students...

Residents Invited to Envision a ‘New’ Donegal

November 26, 2008

Donegal, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is inviting Donegal-area residents to help develop a new vision for what the area should look like.  PEC will conduct a Community Design Workshop or “charrette” December 15-17 at Highlands Hall Banquet Center,...

Residents Invited to Envision a ‘New’ Connellsville

November 25, 2008

Connellsville, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is inviting Connellsville residents to help develop a new vision for what the heart of the city should look like.  PEC will conduct a Community Design Workshop or “charrette” December 12-14 at Connellsville City...

Tree Planting Scheduled Nov. 22

November 21, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with Earth Conservancy and Wilkes University will be conducting a streamside tree planting project at the Penobscot property located in Newport Township on Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Wilkes...

Trees Planted along Stream at Hillside Farms

November 18, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Lands at Hillside Farms coordinated a streamside tree planting project at the Lands at Hillside Farm in Trucksville on November 14, 2008. The tree planting is an implementation project of the Wyoming...