Friday, April 8, 2016

April 11 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The April 11 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

Four environmental programs and one individual will share $25,000 from Dominion and the PA Environmental Council for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact on the Western Pennsylvania environment.

At its April 19 meeting, the DEP Citizens Advisory Council will hear updates from DEP on the Recycling Program generally-- Where We Are In 2016-- and the Covered Device (Electronics Waste) Recycling Program specifically.

This Earth Day, April 22nd, more than one billion people in 192 countries will take action to protect our shared environment.  All across the globe, from big cities to small villages, people are organizing, demanding climate action, cleaning up their local communities, meeting with their elected officials, planting trees, and teaching their children to protect our planet.

Pennsylvania farmers still have time to help share their individual agriculture conservation stories by completing Penn State’s Survey Research Center’s best management practices (BMPs) survey. Only about 5,000 of the 33,600 farmers in the Pennsylvania portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed have responded to the survey.

Just a reminder, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is accepting entries until June 3 for the Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest open to all registered participants. Keep PA Beautiful is seeking creative, original videos of people making their communities clean and beautiful.

The Pennsylvania Waste Watcher Awards Program is now accepting nominations to recognize municipalities, counties, businesses, industries, schools, colleges, universities, community nonprofit groups and individuals who made a significant contributions to recycling, composting and waste reduction and reuse.  Nominations are due May 31.

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund posted a new video profiling the projects, businesses and individuals they support to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy projects creating economic opportunity and doing “the right thing” within their service territory.

Women across the mid-Atlantic region who own, care for, or are interested in learning more about forestland are invited to apply to attend the Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat from September 15-18 at the Highlights Foundation Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, Wayne County.

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation is launching a new program for volunteers-- Stewards of Penn’s Woods-- to assist with cleanup and beautification at trailheads, boat launches, islands, vistas and other interesting sites in Pennsylvania’s state forests.  The program is funded by Exelon.

To read the Digest, visit:  Click Here to print the entire Digest.

PA Environment Digest is edited by David E. Hess, former Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and is published as a service of Crisci Associates.

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