Press Releases

Category: Trails & Recreation

2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 19, 2021

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2021 Contact: Janet Sweeney [email protected] (570) 718-6507   2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 19, 2021 Through November 15, 2021 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit...

PEC Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

September 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021   Pennsylvania Environmental Council Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative Pittsburgh, PA— Today, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) was awarded $50,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to assess the feasibility of...

ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails

October 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2020     CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   ARC to Invest $1.5 Million in Pennsylvania Trails  Funding Will Spur Construction Along Erie-to-Pittsburgh, PA Wilds Corridors PITTSBURGH – Trail projects in northwestern...

2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener

July 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020   CONTACT: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications EMAIL: [email protected]   2020 GAP Relay Goes Greener Sustainability partnership increases offsets for event-related climate and watershed impacts   PITTSBURGH ­­– The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has...

POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

June 18, 2020

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney, POWR Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: [email protected]   POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020...

Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns

Report: PA Trail Use Surges Amid Lockdowns

June 9, 2020

State College — Pennsylvanians took to trails and greenways in unprecedented numbers during March and April, according to an analysis of 67 non-motorized trail systems throughout Pennsylvania. Research commissioned by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) found that trail traffic spiked...

NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced

NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced

August 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners CONTACT: Angela Vitkoski, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: [email protected]   NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE AWARDS DINNER & AWARD RECIPIENTS   Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners, which...

Riverfront North Partnership Recognizes Patrick Starr

Riverfront North Partnership Recognizes Patrick Starr

June 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019   Contact: Josh Raulerson, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: [email protected]   Riverfront North Partnership Recognizes Patrick Starr   Philadelphia — The Board of Directors of the Riverfront North Partnership (RNP) this week formally adopted...

Celebrate PA Land Trails this September!

Celebrate PA Land Trails this September!

April 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2019   Contact: Frank Maguire, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 814-234-7765 Email: [email protected]   Celebrate PA Land Trails this September!   Pittsburgh — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)...