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Grid Magazine features East Coast Greenway

Grid Magazine looks at the East Coast Greenway, including PEC's efforts to bring the trail through Southeastern PA
July 29, 2009
Click the "open publication" link below to read the magazine online. Click through to page 18 to read the article on the East Coast Greenway coming through Philadelphia.

Bicycle route through Center City planned

Philadelphia Inquirer reports on proposed bike lanes through Center City Philadelphia, creating new East Coast Greenway connections through the city.
July 15, 2009
A bicycle route through Center City is planned
By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer

In a bid to increase bicycling in Philadelphia, the city plans to designate one lane along two major streets - Spruce and Pine - for bikes, leaving the other lane for all vehicular traffic.

City workers will paint new lines along both streets, from river to river, officials said, with the pilot project beginning around Labor Day.

Golf courses explore environmentally friendly practices

Handbook helps golf courses reduce costs by saving water and other sound operations, and how to add value through wetlands and natural floodplains.
July 22, 2009
From the Pottstown Mercury

By Brian McCullough, Journal Register News Service

2009 Delaware River Sojourn and Free Kayaking announcement

Click here to see video from Day 7 of the 2009 Delaware River Sojourn, and comments by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter during the announcement of a free kayak program coming to Penn's Landing this summer.

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PEC launches free kayak program at Penn's Landing

PEC and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation host a free kayak program at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia this summer.
July 9, 2009

Join us for kayaking this summer!

This program is a free walk-up, first-come, first-served kayak program where people can learn a little about kayaking and paddle around the Penn's Landing Marina in Philadelphia for about 20 minutes under the supervision of trained kayak staff. It's a chance to experience Philadelphia like you've never seen it before - from the water!

Urban Sustainability Forum

Event Date: 
Join us for a look at Philadelphia's sustainability framework - Greenworks.

The recent launch of Greenworks, Philadelphia's sustainability framework, sets the goals and strategies for making Philadelphia the greenest city in America.

Join us at the Urban Sustainability Forum for an overview of Greenworks and its five topics - Energy, Environment, Equity, Economy, and Engagement.


I. Welcome- Roland Wall, Academy of Natural Sciences

II. Christine Knapp- unveil new USF logo and website

III. Mark Alan Hughes- Overview of Greenworks process and status

IV. Greenworks Presentation

Hatboro applies for funding to reduce flooding

Hatboro applies for PennVest money to support projects PEC identified to decrease flooding impacts.
May 12, 2009

The Public Spirit/Willow Grove Guide/Montgomery News

By Nick Malinowski
Staff Writer

After expressing concerns about the lengthy legal requirements and the inflexible grant application guidelines, Hatboro Borough Council voted unanimously to apply for $879,000 in stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will be directed toward storm-water management in the borough.

Shale tax would help PA

PEC President Don Welsh's commentary as featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer
June 2, 2009
Shale tax would help Pa.
Revenue from natural- gas extraction holds promise economically and environmentally

By Don Welsh

Against an increasingly stark outlook, state budget negotiations have begun in earnest. Many thorny choices need to be made - not just about where to cut the budget, but also about where to find new, reasonable revenue sources.

The latter should include a tax on natural-gas extraction within the state, which could help pay for environmental programs.

Trail could hit bumps in Bucks

Bucks County Courier Times reporter James McGinnis covers a public meeting about the East Coast Greenway through Bristol and other portions of Lower Bucks County
May 13, 2009
The East Coast Greenway - a massive project to connect hike and bike trails from Maine to Miami -would run into more than a few roadblocks as it ran through Lower Bucks County, engineers said Tuesday.

Early concept plans for the Lower Bucks leg of the 3,000-mile greenway showed the trail running through the intersection of Green Lane and Route 13, which has seen several fatal pedestrian accidents in recent years.