PEC Celebrates the Opening of Sullivan's Bridge

PEC was on hand for the opening of Sullivan's Bridge on Aug. 19, while the Schuylkill River Town Program hosted an event the following day, providing a chance for people to experience the user-friendly bridge for the first time.

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Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

August 22, 2016
Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

Hiking along the Frost Hollow Trail in Lackawanna State Park PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney and her husband Terry found themselves discussing ways to attract the region’s college students to the enriching outdoor opportunities available in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Terry, Professor...

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Introducing “Pennsylvania Legacies”

August 18, 2016

In our continuing efforts to increase environmental and conservation stewardship across the Commonwealth, PEC is pleased to present our first podcast series (the term “PEC-Cast” has even been suggested). Titled “Pennsylvania Legacies,” these conversations, hosted by Davitt Woodwell, are meant...

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“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 2: Steve Craig

August 23, 2016

Lawrence County Commissioner Steve Craig joins the podcast to discuss the county’s development, planning issues and how they’ve evolved over the last 20 years, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the podcast’s first episode featuring John Walliser,...

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Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum Gathers at Susquehanna Warrior Trail

August 17, 2016
Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum Gathers at Susquehanna Warrior Trail

Thirty individuals representing 18 organizations gathered at the Shickshinny Fire Department on Aug. 5 for the Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum, an opportunity for trail groups to share ideas and network with their peers. Hosted by the Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council,...

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PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

August 18, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 18, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8Video can’t be loaded: “Environmental Focus” Episode 12: Examining Pennsylvania’s Priorities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8) Pittsburgh – The environmental priorities facing Pennsylvania and state regulators are the subject of discussion in...

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Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced

August 12, 2016
Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced

NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners SAVE THE DATE for the – “26th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” The dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Luzerne — The Northeast Environmental...

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Existing Dams at State Parks to be Evaluated for Hydroelectric Projects

August 4, 2016
Existing Dams at State Parks to be Evaluated for Hydroelectric Projects

FOR  IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lindsay Baxter, Pennsylvania Environmental Council 412-481-9400, lbaxter@pecpa.org Barb Robuck, West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund 814-865-7380, wppsef@ems.psu.edu Pittsburgh — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the West Penn...

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Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Awarded Tree-Planting Grant

July 11, 2016
Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Awarded Tree-Planting Grant

As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), PEC and Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful (KNEPAB) have access to various unique grant-funding opportunities. We are pleased to announce a recent partnership with the Dupont Lions Club and Dupont Borough on an...

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Summer Events Along the Schuylkill Connect Communities to the River

July 27, 2016
Summer Events Along the Schuylkill Connect Communities to the River

Through a series of Schuylkill River Town Program (SRTP) bike rides, paddle trips, and more, the summer along the river and its trail is in full swing. Hosted by local business owner Mark Vaughn of Riverbend Cycles, Schuylkill River Towns...

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Introducing PEC’s Interactive Water Resource Mapping System

July 19, 2016
Introducing PEC’s Interactive Water Resource Mapping System

PEC staff works with numerous partners across the state to help build local stewards for Pennsylvania’s varied natural resources including land and water trails, forests, and watersheds. Through these efforts, we have worked on developing user-friendly tools to help residents...

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Busman’s Holiday

July 11, 2016
Busman’s Holiday

While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

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Laurel Highlands Trails Summit

June 27, 2016
Laurel Highlands Trails Summit

  Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority Somerset County The National Road Heritage Corridor The Progress Fund Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation   The Laurel Highlands Trails Summit, a workshop to empower trail stakeholders to build community investment and...

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Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Conservation Through Cooperation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

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