PEC Video Room

Energy & Climate

Land and Water Conservation Fund

Reforestation

  • https://youtu.be/1ZGVlhaOjZM
    How to Regrow a Forest

    Transforming abandoned strip mines into healthy native forest isn’t as easy as it sounds! Learn how PEC and our partners in the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) are restoring Penn’s woods, one legacy mining site at a time.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYLEFqJwubA
    Meet the Volunteers

    It’s a cold and windy Earth Day 2018, but these tree-planting volunteers are smiling.

  • https://youtu.be/9C6B9qRw988
    Breaking Ground

    Foresters Ben Hardy of DCNR and Cliff Drouet of OSMRE explain how to transform a former mining site back to native forest… and why it’s worth doing.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMxSDB1YroQ
    A Fresh Start

    Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q
    Mine Land to Forest Land

    Volunteers plant 8,000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County in celebration of Earth Day 2017.

Trails and Recreation

  • 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards: Lifetime Achievement

    PEC honors the lifetime achievement of miner-turned-trailbuilder Ron Steffey, Executive Director of the Allegheny Valley Land Trust.

  • https://youtu.be/zAj5_KWolQ0
    Opening Day on the Sheepskin Trail

    PEC celebrates Opening Day on the Trails 2019 on Fayette County’s 34-mile Sheepskin Trail, part of the growing Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition network. Ride along as we discover local history on the recently re-opened section linking Dunbar with the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), and learn how trails create both recreational and economic opportunities in former industrial communities.

  • https://youtu.be/Thfn1j2RpSg
    Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape: Highlands, Heritage and History

    Conservation Landscape partners gather in the Laurel Highlands, where conservation, recreation, and historic preservation come together.

  • https://youtu.be/82Rm1uIeta0
    The Long Run

    The first-ever Great Allegheny Passage relay race was held October 12-13, 2018, and we were there. Follow Team PEC on our 149-mile journey from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh.

  • https://youtu.be/DAxVURQy3NQ
    Guardians of History

    For more than a century, freight trains traversing the Redbank Valley passed through the Climax Tunnel. But when the railroad left, the tunnel fell into disrepair. Now, after an extensive restoration project, the Climax Tunnel is open to bike and foot traffic as part of the scenic Redbank Valley Trail, making it the first of Pennsylvania’s Top Ten Trail Gaps to be closed.

Watersheds

  • https://youtu.be/HclDmwPHYEU
    Swimming With the Sharks

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water(shed)…

    Shark Tank: Funder’s Edition returns to the 2019 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations.

  • https://youtu.be/Cpn8LPc7Ias
    Tireless Efforts

    With help from partners and volunteers, PEC’s Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program tackles a decades-old tire dump in northern Susquehanna County.

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