Press Releases

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...

Northeast PA Environmental Partners Announce Dinner, Awards Recipients

October 8, 2008

Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners are proud to announce the recipients of the Environmental Partnership Awards for 2008: • Countryside Conservancy, Lackawanna County for their work to protect important lands and waters in Northeastern Pennsylvania. To date, the Conservancy has directly...

Beaver River Conservation Plan Final

October 6, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pa. – With an eye toward the future of the Beaver River, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council has released the final Beaver River Conservation and Management Plan for the entire Beaver River Corridor.  The plan, created as part of the...

DCNR, Partners Sign Pennsylvania Water Trail Agreement

September 30, 2008

Monroe County, Pa. – An agreement to encourage the development and enhancement of Pennsylvania Water Trails was signed today by officials from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the...