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Pennsylvania Legacies #60: The Right Questions

Pennsylvania Legacies #60: The Right Questions

November 3, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

A coalition of municipalities, local and state agencies, NGOs, and citizens is working a plan to clean up Montgomery County’s impaired Wissahickon Creek. But before seeking out answers for a problem as complex as this one, you need to be...

Honoring NEPA’s Environmental Leaders

Honoring NEPA’s Environmental Leaders

October 31, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

PEC was proud to host the 27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on October 26 in Wilkes-Barre. The dinner, emceed by WNEP’s Don Jacobs and featuring keynote remarks from DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, honored local leaders for their...

Get Your River of the Year Nominations In Now

Get Your River of the Year Nominations In Now

October 23, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Each year, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recognize one distinguished waterway as Pennsylvania River of the Year. With the nomination deadline for 2018 honors approaching, the process of selecting...

A Day of Discovery on the Delaware

A Day of Discovery on the Delaware

October 19, 2017By: Patrick Starr

I’ve been trekking in various vessels on the Delaware River since 2000, and never before have I learned so much as I did late last month when I joined the Upstream Alliance (aka Don Baugh and family) on a 3-day...

Exploring the Laurel Highlands with CNRAC

Exploring the Laurel Highlands with CNRAC

October 17, 2017By: Laura Bray

In early October, a group of 18 appointed citizen members of the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) spent three days touring the region known for outdoor recreation and natural beauty. Drawing from diverse experiences and perspectives, council members...

Pennsylvania Legacies #58: Mind the GAP

Pennsylvania Legacies #58: Mind the GAP

October 13, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

With more than a million visitors a year, the Great Allegheny Passage is one of Pennsylvania’s biggest trail development success stories. A group of state and local government officials rode the GAP this fall, along with community and business leaders...

Pennsylvania Legacies #57: Budgeting by Default

Pennsylvania Legacies #57: Budgeting by Default

October 6, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Three months into the fiscal year, Pennsylvania’s state government has a “budget by default” after legislative talks broke down and the governor announced plans to securitize liquor revenues. How does the seemingly permanent stalemate impact environmental, conservation, energy, and recreation...

More Low-Hanging Fruit for the Circuit Trails?

More Low-Hanging Fruit for the Circuit Trails?

October 6, 2017By: Patrick Starr

To build 500 miles of the Circuit by 2025, we need to accelerate the build “rate” of trails. Illustrating how this is a collaboration amongst Circuit Trails partners, this week Julie Slavet, Robin Irizarry, and Frankie Lazauskas of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) led...

Pennsylvania Legacies #56: Esprit de Corps

Pennsylvania Legacies #56: Esprit de Corps

September 29, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is providing muscle for scores of recreation and conservation projects statewide. But the program is also doing something else that’s arguably even more important: cultivating a diverse new generation of citizen-stewards and future conservation professionals. DCNR...

Pennsylvania Legacies #55: Solar Panel

Pennsylvania Legacies #55: Solar Panel

September 22, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

The latest on Pennsylvania’s ongoing state budget battle, and a roundtable discussion with members of DEP’s Solar Future Stakeholders Group.   Links: http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Energy/OfficeofPollutionPrevention/SolarFuture/Pages/Finding-Pennsylvania’s-Solar-Future.aspx http://pecpadev.actualsize.me/pec-blog/building-clean-energy-economy-pa/

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