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  • PEC at 50: Our Story

    PEC at 50: Our Story

    The Pennsylvania Environmental Council was founded in 1970 to advocate for sound and responsible environmental policy. Over the years, our mission has evolved — but our commitment has never wavered.

    May 26, 2020By: Josh Raulerson
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #123

    Pennsylvania Legacies #123

    These days, environmental issues are politically charged in a way that can make sound, commonsense policy seem unattainable. But it wasn’t always like that — and it doesn’t have to be. Tom Ridge, the Republican former governor of Pennsylvania, says...

    May 22, 2020By: Josh Raulerson
  • What Do You Want in a Trail?

    What Do You Want in a Trail?

    This post by PEC’s Zhenya Nalywayko appeared in the TTF Watershed Partnership blog on May 18. Walking, hiking, and biking. Enhanced safety for children, and scenic routes to schools, libraries, and train stations. Vandalism, lack of privacy, money shortfalls, and...

    May 20, 2020By: Zhenya Nalywayko
  • Picking Up the Pieces

    Picking Up the Pieces

    PEC’s motto, “conservation through cooperation,” aptly describes any number of our programs and activities. But it’s especially relevant to the collaborative work of legacy mine land restoration, which we’ve been proud to share with our government and nonprofit partners in...

    May 13, 2020By: Hannah Clemenson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • County supports further development of Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

    Crawford County commissioners have given their support to further development of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail in eastern Crawford County at no cost to the county. At their video conferenced meeting Wednesday, commissioners unanimously approved a $1.5 million grant application...

    April 9, 2020Meadville Tribune
  • Meadville Market House celebrates local focus as it turns 150

    MEADVILLE — In 1870, black men got the right to vote, the U.S. population was pegged at 38.6 million, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil Co. and the Meadville Market House opened for business. Now, 150 years later, the Market House,...

    March 9,
  • Oneness to honor founder of the community garden

    Like the single seed that produces a plant full of vegetables, Ken Rice is a grower of community. His efforts along those lines will be recognized at Oneness, an event celebrating unity amid diversity scheduled for March 29 at the...

    March 7, 2020New Castle News

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