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Volunteer Opportunities In PA’s State Parks, Forests

August 12, 2014

Not surprisingly, when surveyed, people say they want to help their state parks and forests, but don’t know how. We all know investing a little sweat equity will reap the rewards that come with it: fresh air, gorgeous scenery, toned muscles, and a do-good dose of satisfaction. more»

iConservePA.org Video: Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday

August 12, 2014

This month’s SEEDS newsletter from iConservePA.org features a vido compilation of Smokey Bear PSAs to celebrate Smokey’s 70th birthday.  Click Here to watch the video.

DEP Fines Southwestern Energy Production Co. For Unpermitted Gas Well Drilling

August 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has fined Southwestern Energy Production Co. more»

Governor Reappoints Walliser, Welsh To DEP Citizens Advisory Council

August 11, 2014

On Monday, Gov. Corbett reappointed John Walliser, Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs with the PA Environmental Council and Donald Welsh, former EPA Region III Administrator to the DEP Citizens Advisory Council. more»

Anglers Urged To Help Prevent Spread Of Aquatic Invasive Species In Erie County

August 11, 2014

The Fish and Boat Commission Monday urged anglers at a popular Erie County fishing spot to help prevent the spread of the aquatic invasive species (AIS) commonly known as round goby.Last week, the presence of round gobies was positively confirmed in more»

Registration Now Open For PEC Environmental Policy Conference On Sept. 17

August 11, 2014

Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Environmental  Policy Conference on September 17 in Harrisburg featuring dialog on key environmental issues in the Commonwealth.Featured panel discussions include—-- PEC has invited the four Chairs of the Senate and House Environmental Resources and Energy Committees— more»

Friends Of The Wissahickon Watershed Free Ice Cream Social Aug. 20

August 8, 2014

The Friends of the Wissahickon invites neighbors and friends to enjoy free ice cream at its 8th annual ice cream social on August 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. more»

DEP Awards Grants to Restore, Protect Coastal Zones, New Apps Due Oct. 22

August 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $750,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary.“These grants play an important role to ensure the protection of our coastal waters,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. more»

Student Stories: Veterinary major journeys to South Africa for experience

August 8, 2014

Morgan Brown, a junior veterinary and biomedical sciences major, took a risk last August when she decided to be one of the first students to travel to South Africa through a newly developed immersion program.

IRRC: EPA Objections To Proposed DEP NOx, VOC Regs Make Them Not Viable

August 8, 2014

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission told the Department of Environmental Protection July 30, the regulations proposed to implement new RACT (Reasonablly Available Control Technology) requirements on sources of nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compound emissions were not “viable” because of objections from the U.S. more»

Online Tools You Can Use-- DEP’s eNOTICE

August 8, 2014

The eNOTICE service on DEP’s website can provide you notice of permit applications submitted to DEP in your county, your municipality or for specific programs like Oil and Gas. You can also be notified as regulations and technical guidance make their way through the review and approval process. more»

DEP Celebrates Opening Of Pittsburgh Botanical Garden Atop A Reclaimed Mine

August 7, 2014

Deputy Secretary for Active and Abandoned Mine Operations John Stefanko along with Bureau Director of Abandoned Mine Reclamation Eric Cavazza participated in the opening of the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden in Oakdale, which sits atop abandoned coal mines.Also present at the opening ceremony was U.S. more»

DEP Completes Cleanup Of Oil Spill Along Lackawanna River

August 7, 2014

Staff from DEP's Northeast Regional Underground Storage Tank Program oversaw a major cleanup effort on the Lackawanna River earlier this summer after tens of thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled into the river from an aboveground storage tank at a nearby building.DEP Emergency Response team m more»

Aug. 7 DEP News Now Available From DEP

August 7, 2014

The August 7 issue of DEP News is now available from the Department of Environmental Protection featuring articles on---- DEP Releases Reports On Fatal Chevron Well Fire-- Secretary Abruzzo Attends Environmental Council of the States Meeting-- PA Earns International Recognition For Attracting New Energy Investments-- Reminder: more»

Help Wanted: Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Harrisburg Office Manager

August 7, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA seeks an Office Manager to be based at their PA State Office located in Harrisburg.  The deadline for applications is August 22.  Click Here for all the details.

DEP, DCNR Break Ground On Mather Coal Refuse Pile Project In Greene County

August 7, 2014

The departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the Mather refuse coal pile reclamation project. more»

Sen. Rafferty To Introduce Bill Supporting Installation Of Forested, Streamside Buffers

August 7, 2014

Relying upon, current science that shows streamside forest buffers protect communities from pollution and reduce flooding, Sen. more»

The Rise Of The Insects, Global Warming Picks A Winner Roundtable Program Aug. 21

August 7, 2014

The National Wildlife Federation will host a Rise Of The Insects, Global Warming Picks A Winner roundtable discussion in Harrisburg on August 21 to coincide with the release of a new report: Ticked Off: Climate Change and the Outdoor Experience.While climate chang more»

Creatures Of The Garden Program At Governor’s Residence Aug. 10

August 7, 2014

The Governor’s Residence gardens in Harrisburg will be open to the public for the “Creatures of the Garden” open house on August 10, as part of the free, “Second Sunday” events scheduled throughout the summer.The family-friendly event will showcase creatures of all shapes and sizes that inhabit gardens in more»

PLS: Senate Lawyer Steve MacNett Talks About Line-Item Veto Litigation Potential

August 7, 2014

Talk to Steve MacNett, the attorney retained by the Senate Republican leaders to evaluate the legitimacy of the governor’s line-item veto of certain portions of the Fiscal Code, and one thing becomes clear: Whether the governor’s action stands is more than about who is able to have state-paid parking. more»

Sewickly Creek Watershed Assn. Reports On Activities In July Newsletter

August 6, 2014

The Sewickly Creek Watershed Association in Westmoreland County report on just some of its many activities in the watershed in its July newsletter. more»

New Studies: Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Examining The Boom And Bust Cycle

August 6, 2014

The shale gas development that has vaulted Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale formation to the top of current U.S. more»

PA Wildfire Fighters Answer Call From Out West

August 6, 2014

It started with the first 22 just about two weeks ago. more»

August 6 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR

August 6, 2014

The August 6 edition of the Resource newsletter is now available from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources featuring stories about---- Long-Term Public/Private Partnership Saves Presque Isle State Park Lighthouse-- DCNR Seeks Public Comments On Loyalhanna Drilling Plan-- DCNR, PennDOT, H more»

Help Wanted: PA SBDC EMAP Environmental Consultant, University Of PA

August 6, 2014

The PA Small Business Development Centers Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP), located at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has an immediate job opening for a Senior Environmental Consultant.The person in this position provides statewide environmental regulatory assistance including more»

DEP Releases After Action Reports On Chevron Well Fire

August 6, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection has completed its After-Action Review of the fatal well fire that occurred on Chevron’s Lanco gas well pad on February 11. more»

Delaware River SPLASH Education Senior Environment Corps Seeks Volunteers

August 6, 2014

Are you 55 years or older, live in a community along the Delaware River in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, and want to become involved in educating youth in protecting our watershed resources and the natural world? If so, the Delaware River SPLASH Boat Senior Environment Corps wants you. more»

DEP Recommends Against EQB Adopting Ashley Funk Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits

August 5, 2014

In a report to be considered August 19 by the Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Environmental Protection recommended against adoption of the carbon dioxide emission limits proposed in a rulemaking more»

PECO Green Region Awards Grants For Environmental Projects, New Apps Due Oct. 3

August 5, 2014

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PECO Green Region Program, PECO has provided 18 municipalities and five nonprofit organizations with $150,000 in grant funding for environmental projects throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. more»

PA Resources Council Wonderful World Of Water Camp A Success!

August 5, 2014

The PA Resources Council's 9th annual Wonderful World of Water day camp was held the week of July 14 provided a free-of-charge week of fun-filled learning for students across Western PA. This special event was sponsored by PA American Water Co. more»

Allegheny County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nets 700 Participants

August 5, 2014

On August 2 volunteers joined the PA Resources Council to collect household chemicals from over 700 participants in Boyce Park in Allegheny County! Families brought paints, cleaners, batteries, auto fluids, and more to be disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly way. This collection marked PRC's 75th chemical collection in our 75th year of operation. more»

Electronic, Hard To Recycle Waste Collection Event In Allegheny County Aug. 16

August 5, 2014

On August 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the PA Resources Council will be holding a Hard to Recycle Collection at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. more»

Worm Composting Workshop Set For Aug. 26 In Pittsburgh

August 5, 2014

The PA Resources Council will be holding a Worm Composting Workshop on August 26 at the CCI Center, 64 S. 14th St., in Pittsburgh's South Side from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Worm composting is an easy way to recycle organic kitchen waste into a valuable and nutrient-rich soil fertilizer. more»

PA Resources Council August e-PRC Newsletter Now Available

August 5, 2014

The August issue of the e-PRC newsletter is now available from the PA Resources Council; this month featuring stories on---- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Comes To Boyce Park-- PE more»

Congratulations To Bert Schwartz, 20 Years With The PA Resources Council

August 5, 2014

The PA Resources Council  would like to congratulate Bert Schwartz on his 20 year anniversary with PRC! more»

Ag Progress Days is a 150-acre smorgasbord of activities

August 5, 2014

One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap Aug. 12-14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do. The annual event gives as many as 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. But you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy and learn from Ag Progress Days.

Ag Progress Days is a 150-acre smorgasbord of activities

August 5, 2014

One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap Aug. 12-14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do. The annual event gives as many as 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. But you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy and learn from Ag Progress Days.

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