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Land and Water Conservation Fund


    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.

    Meet the Volunteers

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

    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.

    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.

    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

    Connecting Corry

    The onetime railroad mecca of Corry, Pennsylvania celebrates the latest stage of its transformation into an Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition trail town.

  • 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.

    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.

    Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape: Highlands, Heritage and History

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

    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.


    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.

    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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