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Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

April 7, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

A 250-foot gap in Carbon County has been holding back the Delaware & Lehigh Trail for years, earning a spot on DCNR’s top-ten list of critical trail gaps statewide… until now. Wednesday’s groundbreaking brought the 25-year planning phase of the...

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

April 4, 2017By: Debra Frawley

Building a Destination Trails are community assets that attract people to visit our region and make it easier for residents to be active for recreation and exercise. They provide views of scenic river expanses and dramatic cliff faces, offering city-dwellers...

Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

March 31, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Little by little, Philadelphia is building a 750-mile regional trail system. As the Circuit Trails Coalition celebrates spring with new trail openings, we get to know one of the many small groups that are accomplishing big things by working together....

Key Federal Abandoned Mine Land Legislation Introduced

March 28, 2017By: John Walliser

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation a Win-Win for Pennsylvania . Yesterday a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington reintroduced legislation – known as the RECLAIM Act – that would expedite much-needed funding from the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund for projects that...

This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

March 20, 2017By: Palmira Miller

Join PEC, the DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as we celebrate Earth Day weekend with a pair of tree-planting events in Eastern Pennsylvania: On April 21st and April 22nd volunteers will plant 7,480 seedlings — including White Birch, Quaking Aspen and Chestnut Oak...

Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

March 3, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

  Most people in Philadelphia know Wissahickon Creek as a bucolic setting for outdoor recreation, easily accessed via the city’s Fairmount Park. But the real story of the Wissahickon begins 23 miles upstream in Montgomery County, where the picture isn’t...

A Primer on Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Opportunities

March 2, 2017By: Michael Blackhurst

Note: this post is part of a series highlighting PEC’s upcoming conference, Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, March 15-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in downtown Pittsburgh. This piece was contributed by Michael Blackhurst, PhD of the University of...

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