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Category: Watersheds
Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2016 River of the Year

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2016 River of the Year

November 12, 2015

Luzerne –The public is invited to again vote online for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. Nominated rivers include the Kiski-Conemaugh River, Lackawanna River, Lehigh River, Ohio River, and the...

TTF Watershed Volunteers Plant More Than 200 Trees at Community Planting Day

TTF Watershed Volunteers Plant More Than 200 Trees at Community Planting Day

November 11, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 10, 2015) – On Saturday, 90 volunteers joined the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TFF Watershed) for a Community Planting Day at Ethel Jordan Park along the Jenkintown Creek. Aiming to beautify the area, improve water quality,...

PEC Policy Conference Media Center

PEC Policy Conference Media Center

October 20, 2015

On Oct. 13, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted its second annual Environmental Policy Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. The all-day forum focused on the biggest environmental opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania, including legislation, state implementation of...

Nominations Open for 2016 “River of the Year”

Nominations Open for 2016 “River of the Year”

September 25, 2015

Contact: Janet Sweeney Date: Sept. 25, 2015 Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: [email protected] Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through Oct. 23, 2015 and...

Delaware River Conservation Program Spotlighted in September Edition of “Environmental Focus”

Delaware River Conservation Program Spotlighted in September Edition of “Environmental Focus”

September 10, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: September 10, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjEqkhkmP4&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 09/13/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjEqkhkmP4&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh –Faced with years of pollution, the Delaware River Watershed is now the site of the largest watershed restoration...

Apply Now For Urban Stormwater Projects In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

August 7, 2015

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the Aug. 8 PA Bulletin it is now accepting applications for the construction of urban stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) to reduce the discharge of nutrients and sediments delivered to local waters...

“Environmental Focus” Media Center

“Environmental Focus” Media Center

July 21, 2015

Dating back to May 2015, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has produced a monthly television talk show on environmental issues that is broadcast on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) one Sunday afternoon per month. Titled “Environmental Focus,” the show centers on...

DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn Headlines  PEC’s “Environmental Focus” on July 11

DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn Headlines PEC’s “Environmental Focus” on July 11

July 9, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: July 9, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxuQiE4FfIEVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 07/12/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxuQiE4FfIE)   Pittsburgh – Outdoor recreation on Pennsylvania’s waterways was the topic of conversation on the second edition of “Environmental Focus,” a...

John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

July 1, 2015

John Dawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, shares his thoughts on PEC’s role and impact across the Commonwealth. He discusses PEC’s strengths, its ability to assess program’s and legislation on a quick basis in an effort to...