Recent Press Releases

  • PEC Teams Up With P3R On First Carbon Neutral Trail Relay in U.S.

    PEC Teams Up With P3R On First Carbon Neutral Trail Relay in U.S.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2019 CONTACT: Kelsey Emch, P3R 412-586-7785 or Kelsey.Emch@P3R.org Josh Raulerson, PEC 412-481-9400 or jraulerson@pecpa.org   2019 GAP Relay Presented by UPMC Health Plan Aims to be First Carbon Neutral Trail Relay in U.S. P3R and...

    September 10, 2019
  • NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced

    NEPA Environmental Partners Awards Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners CONTACT: Angela Vitkoski, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: avitkoski@pecpa.org   NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE AWARDS DINNER & AWARD RECIPIENTS   Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners, which...

    August 14, 2019
  • Riverfront North Partnership Recognizes Patrick Starr

    Riverfront North Partnership Recognizes Patrick Starr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019   Contact: Josh Raulerson, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org   Riverfront North Partnership Recognizes Patrick Starr   Philadelphia — The Board of Directors of the Riverfront North Partnership (RNP) this week formally adopted...

    June 6, 2019
  • Celebrate PA Land Trails this September!

    Celebrate PA Land Trails this September!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2019   Contact: Frank Maguire, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 814-234-7765 Email: fmaguire@pecpa.org   Celebrate PA Land Trails this September!   Pittsburgh — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)...

    April 16, 2019

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #106

    Pennsylvania Legacies #106

    Allegheny College’s “Creek Connections” program gets students out of the classroom and into local waterways for a hands-on learning experience. Watershed educator Laura Branby explains how Creek Connections is sparking kids’ interest in the sciences and building their relationship with...

    September 13, 2019By: Josh Raulerson
  • Celebrate PA Trails Month

    Celebrate PA Trails Month

    Did you know that September is Trails Month in PA? For 2019, PEC has partnered with DCNR to promote events that encourage people to get out and explore. Trails not only take us from point A to B, they open...

    September 9, 2019By: Frank Maguire
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #105

    Pennsylvania Legacies #105

    In honor of Ohiopyle, PA’s bid for Top Adventure Town honors in the “Tiny Towns” division, a tiny podcast episode to tide you through the holiday weekend. Anna Weltz of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau drops in to ask for...

    August 30, 2019By: Josh Raulerson
  • Off the Beaten Track

    Off the Beaten Track

    This September, cyclists will gather at Black Moshannon State Park for the first Public Lands Ride, presented by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The ride is a non-competitive event, and two different distances offer options to a variety of abilities and...

    August 28, 2019By: Helena Kotala

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • News Tonight for August 21, 2019

    News Tonight for August 21, 2019

    PBS39 News Tonight for Aug. 21, 2019. Stories include back-to-school shopping on a budget at thrift shops; a $1.8 million plan to turn an old SEPTA rail line into three miles of trail in Richland Township, Bucks County; and a...

    August 22, 2019PBS39 (Bethlehem)
  • Crown Jewels Of The Commonwealth

    Crown Jewels Of The Commonwealth

    A stand of old-​growth hemlocks with trunks nearly four feet in diameter towers over a trail cut along a creek shrouded in mountain laurel that ripples through Laurel Hill State Park, part of one of the largest state park systems...

    July 3, 2019Pittsburgh Quarterly

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