Northeastern Pennsylvania is lush with forests, waterfalls, vistas and the majestic Susquehanna River. Here is where America found new wealth in anthracite coal and timber to fuel the Industrial Revolution. These industries left not only a rich history but also scarred landscapes and polluted streams. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, through many partnerships, is tackling these issues and improving the economy through tourism and recreation in this scenic region.

Northeast Programs

  • The regionally acclaimed Environmental Partnership Awards program pays tribute to those organizations and individuals of Northeastern Pennsylvania that have achieved environmental protection or conservation through partnering with others.
  • This is one of two CLIs that PEC coordinates with DCNR to connect natural resource conservation with sustainable community development.
  • PEC implements the Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program, which is a program to address illegal dumpsites and create economic development opportunities across the Commonwealth. PEC is currently conducting the Program in the rural municipalities of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Suquehanna and Wyoming Counties through partnerships with business, industry, county & local government and nonprofit organizations. Since the inception of the Program, over 726 tons of trash, 75 tons of scrap metal and over 200 tons of tires were removed from the environment.