Davitt Woodwell



Davitt Woodwell is President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). Working with PEC since 1991, Woodwell took a leave of absence during 2000 and 2001 to serve as Executive Director of the Riverlife Task Force that developed a master plan for Pittsburgh’s waterfronts and proposed the creation of the new “Three Rivers Park.” Woodwell’s current work at PEC focuses on issues including deep decarbonization, trails and outdoor recreation, and nonprofit management.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Woodwell is currently a member of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History advisory board and board of National Parks Traveler. He also serves on the PA DCNR Natural Gas Advisory Committee, DCNR’s Ecosystem Management Advisory Committee, and as a Pennsylvania Commissioner to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO).

Woodwell has participated in the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulatory negotiation on the special protection waters program and served on the Pittsburgh Ozone Stakeholder Working Group. He also served on the Allegheny County Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee, the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics’ Marcellus Shale Roundtable, the Governor’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, and the Governor’s Commission on Greenways. At PEC he has also served as Executive Vice President for Western Pennsylvania, Director of the Western Pennsylvania office, and Staff Attorney.