Recent Press Releases

  • PEC Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021   Pennsylvania Environmental Council Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative Pittsburgh, PA— Today, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) was awarded $50,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to assess the feasibility of...

    September 16, 2021
  • Nominations Open for Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, 570-718-6507   Nominations Open for Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards The Northeast Environmental Partners (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast...

    May 26, 2021
  • POWR announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

    For Immediate Release April 13, 2021 Media contacts: Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   POWR announces 2021 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Pennsylvania...

    April 26, 2021
  • Shenango River Named PA 2021 River Of The Year In Public Voting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/01/2021 MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR, 717-877-6315 Janet Sweeney, POWR, 570-718-6507   Shenango River Named PA 2021 River Of The Year In Public Voting ​Harrisburg, PA — Winding through Northwestern Pennsylvania, connecting Pymatuning and Shenango lakes with the...

    February 1, 2021

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #152

    Pennsylvania Legacies #152

    Philadelphia’s trails took a beating from Hurricane Ida, and some will take months to recover. Two weeks after the floodwaters receded, we look at conditions along the Schuylkill River Trail with representatives from the City of Philadelphia and the Schuylkill...

    September 17, 2021By: Josh Raulerson
  • Getting Their Feet Wet

    Getting Their Feet Wet

    If someone tells you they host a program for underserved and under-represented youth in Pittsburgh and Johnstown, PA that includes three days of river surfing, conservation, and filmmaking… you might have questions. For starters: what’s river surfing? This concept is probably...

    September 14, 2021By: Tali MacArthur
  • An Updated Plan for PA’s Forests

    An Updated Plan for PA’s Forests

    In August, Pennsylvania released its updated State Forest Action Plan. A requirement of the federal Farm Bill, these plans are completed by all U.S. states and territories every ten years to assess the condition of their forests and guide future...

    September 10, 2021By: Lily Jones
  • Celebrating 2021’s River of the Year

    Celebrating 2021’s River of the Year

    On June 19th, paddlers gathered at Riverside Park in Greenville, PA to celebrate the Shenango River as 2021’s River of the Year. The sojourn was hosted by the nominating organization, the Shenango River Watchers. Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of...

    September 9, 2021By: Lily Jones

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