Recent Press Releases

  • 2018 PA River of the Year Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email:   2018 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Nominations Accepted from October 9, 2017 Through November 6, 2017 Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…   Luzerne –...

    October 10, 2017
  • PEC Announces Fall 2017 Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2017   Contact: Palmira Miller Phone:  570-592-7876 Email:   PEC Announces Fall 2017 Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups   Luzerne — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking volunteers to assist in the cleanup of three...

    October 10, 2017
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Awards Dinner

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2017   Contact: Angela Vitkoski Phone: 570-718-6507 Email:    27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental...

    August 17, 2017
  • Pocono Mini-Grants Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Phone: 570-718-6507 Email:   Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2017 Mini-Grantees   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, and with funding provided by...

    August 9, 2017

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #57: Budgeting by Default

    Pennsylvania Legacies #57: Budgeting by Default

    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...

    October 6, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • More Low-Hanging Fruit for the Circuit Trails?

    More Low-Hanging Fruit for the Circuit Trails?

    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...

    October 6, 2017By: Patrick Starr
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #56: Esprit de Corps

    Pennsylvania Legacies #56: Esprit de Corps

    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...

    September 29, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #55: Solar Panel

    Pennsylvania Legacies #55: Solar Panel

    The latest on Pennsylvania’s ongoing state budget battle, and a roundtable discussion with members of DEP’s Solar Future Stakeholders Group.   Links:’s-Solar-Future.aspx

    September 22, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • MOM’s Organic Market opens first downtown Philly store

    WASHINGTON — Rockville, Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market, which marked its 30th anniversary this summer, will open its third location outside of the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area this week in downtown Philadelphia… …MOM’s will donate 5 percent of its Grand...

    September 11, 2017WTOP
  • Undergraduates awarded inaugural PepsiCo Urban Sustainability Fellowships

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Erifili “Lily” Draklellis, a third-year student majoring in Earth and science policy, and Anthony Mitchell, a fourth-year student majoring in political science, have been awarded PepsiCo Urban Sustainability Fellowships. Mitchell and Draklellis are enrolled in Penn...

    September 11, 2017Penn State
  • Op-ed: A disaster in the making

    BY DAVID HESS AND DAVITT WOODWELL AUGUST 11, 2017 10:28 PM   The chaotic state budget process is again moving in fits and starts in Harrisburg. And, again, the public is left to wonder how our environment will bear the...

    August 12, 2017Centre Daily Times

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