Recent Press Releases

  • Nominations Sought for 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    Nominations Sought for 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2019   CONTACT: Sally Tarhi, Pennsylvania Environmental Council EMAIL: starhi@pecpa.org   Nominations Sought for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards   Pittsburgh—If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

    December 17, 2019
  • Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year

    Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2019 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year   Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for...

    December 9, 2019
  • Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Applications Open

    Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Applications Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2019   Contact: Marla Meyer Papernick, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 412-389-0178 Email: mpapernick@pecpa.org   Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Program Applications Open   Pittsburgh— The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has been awarded a grant from...

    November 26, 2019
  • 2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

    2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2019 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open   The nomination period is open through November 15, 2019 and then selected nominations will be...

    October 22, 2019

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

    Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

    PEC’s mission is to protect and restore environment to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. We believe that trail development is an effective way to achieve that mission because trails lead people from their own backyards into the...

    January 21, 2020By: Lizzie Hessek
  • PEC at 50: “We Had to Do Something”

    PEC at 50: “We Had to Do Something”

    This post is the first in a series recounting the history of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on the occasion of PEC’s 50th anniversary.  To many of a certain age, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the world...

    January 14, 2020By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #113

    Pennsylvania Legacies #113

    The five finalists for 2020 River of the Year represent everything that’s right – and everything that’s wrong – with Pennsylvania’s 86,000 miles of rivers and streams. With online voting set to close in a matter of days, we hear...

    January 10, 2020By: Josh Raulerson
  • Out of Step

    Out of Step

    As 2019 comes to an end, and more than a year since the release of the 4th National Climate Assessment, it remains clear that the federal government has abdicated responsibility for even trying to slow the accelerating march of climate...

    December 16, 2019By: Davitt Woodwell

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • New sign caps recent improvements at North Huntingdon nature preserve

    Volunteers from Jeannette’s Elliott Group lent a hand this week as the Westmoreland Land Trust installed an updated sign at the entrance of its nature preserve along Ardara Road in North Huntingdon. The sign joins other recent improvements at the...

    December 13, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Which Pennsylvania river is worth $10,000?

    The annual vote for Pennsylvania River of the Year opened to the public today. In addition to carrying the title in 2020, the river that draws the most public votes will receive a $10,000 leadership grant from the Pennsylvania Department...

    December 9, 2019PennLive
  • Meeting set on rail trail study

    The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will hold a public meeting to gather input for a feasibility study of the proposed Wilkes-Barre & Eastern Rail Trail Corridor. PEC has retained a trail planning consultant to study the feasibility of various trail routing...

    November 27, 2019Times-Tribune (Scranton)

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