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October 2017

2017 Delaware River Watershed Forum

October 17 - October 18

Join the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed for the 5th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum on October 17th and 18th in the Pocono Mountains. The event will cover interactive discussions, and visits to nearby sites that highlight conservation projects and the local environment, as well as workshops for a more practical and in-depth exploration of key topics. Activities Include: Updates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners on the development of the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program Case Studies for a deeper…

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Putting Energy and “Green” into Homes Listings & Sales

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Around the country, consumers are increasingly broadening the range of their home purchasing search parameters beyond “school district” and “granite countertops.” Today’s buyers want to know more — whether solar panels, high-efficiency HVAC, stormwater lines or insulation levels. Both the national realtors and appraisers associations embrace making this information part of the standard real estate data on a multi-listing service. But locally, we’re running behind.Can the 60,000+ homes scored with the 1 through 10 Home Energy Score provide a light…

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27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment

October 26

The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) are pleased to announce the 27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. This year’s event will feature Keynote Speaker Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of PA DCNR  and Emcee Don Jacobs of WNEP’s Pennsylvania…

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Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

PEC is seeking volunteers to assist in the cleanup of two illegal dumpsites in Potter County:   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hector Township along Loucks Mill Rd.   12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bingham Township along Rowley Rd.     PEC will provide volunteers with gloves, bags, vests, snacks, drinks and lunch. We will also cover the costs of transportation, as well as disposal and/or recycling of all trash, scrap metal, and tires collected from the sites. To volunteer,…

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Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

PEC is seeking volunteers to assist in the cleanup of an illegal dumpsites in Roulette Township, Potter County.   PEC will provide volunteers with gloves, bags, vests, snacks, drinks and lunch. We will also cover the costs of transportation, as well as disposal and/or recycling of all trash, scrap metal, and tires collected from the sites. To volunteer, or for additional information, please contact Program Coordinator Palmira Miller at 570-592-7876 or pmiller@pecpa.org to ensure enough food and supplies are available.…

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November 2017

Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Every year, Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) partners convene for an annual meeting to discuss various projects and initiatives throughout the Schuylkill Watershed. This year’s theme is One Schuylkill: Many Solutions. Presentations will feature speakers from different sectors in the watershed presenting on how a cleaner river impacts their work and life. Register here.

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Fracking and Indoor Radon Levels: Cause for Concern?

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr. Jeremy Weber will present findings from radon readings taken from homes across Pennsylvania before, during, and after a significant amount of shale gas development took place. The SGGC was established for the purpose of promoting research, teaching, and outreach on governance issues related to natural gas extraction from shale gas formations. Learn more about the event here or RSVP.  

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