Press Releases

Category: Watersheds

On Transition in Harrisburg

November 10, 2014

Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Last Tuesday brought to an end the 2014 election cycle. In Pennsylvania, the biggest winner is Governor-Elect Tom Wolf. With his win, Wolf now enters the vague time of “transition,” that period of a...

Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner

October 9, 2014

The 24th annual Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner was held Thursday at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The event honored several dedicated groups and individuals who displayed considerable devotion, leadership, and partnership in the environmental arena...

PEC Environmental Policy Conference Broadcast on PCN

September 17, 2014

PEC’s Environmental Policy Conference, held today in Harrisburg, will be broadcast on PCN (cable and internet broadcast) this Friday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. EST. PEC will be making this an annual event.

Gubernatorial Candidates Respond to PEC Questions on Environmental Issues

May 6, 2014

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released the results of a questionnaire sent to the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor covering key environmental issues facing Pennsylvania today and their priorities for the future. The questions covered a...

Paul King Announces Retirement in 2014

January 8, 2014

Paul King has announced he will be retiring as President and CEO of PEC by mid-2014, a position he has held for over five years. King’s background includes previous leadership positions in environmental management and environmental law positions with PPG...

PEC Winter 2014 Forum

December 20, 2013

You may access PEC’s Forum newsletter at the following link: Winter 2014 Forum

PEC Awards Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Grants

November 2, 2012

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has awarded seventeen grants totaling $100,000 to communities and organizations that are working to protect and promote the cultural and natural assets in the six counties that make up the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape...

PEC receives Grant Awards from PA DCNR

January 16, 2012

Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource (DCNR), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) will continue important recreational programs across the state. Recently funded programs include PEC’s water trail work, assistance to enhance the Explore...