Press Releases

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,...

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...