Sunday, October 18, 2020

October 19 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The October 19 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Headlines ]

DEP Announces Winners Of 2020 Governor's Awards For Environmental Excellence; 2021 Nominations Open

Draft Conowingo Dam Watershed Implementation Plan Calls For An Additional 6.41 Million Pounds Of Nitrogen Reductions In PA; Comment Period Open

Steinman Foundation: Largest Chesapeake Bay-Related Stream Restoration Project In Lancaster County Moves Forward In Little Conestoga Creek Watershed

PA Farm Bureau, 45 Other Hunting, Angler, Business, Environmental, Watershed Groups Urge Senate, House To Pass On-Farm Conservation Funding Bill This Year

PA Conservation Districts Ask Lawmakers To Keep Same Funding For Their Vital Services As They Finalize FY 2020-21 State Budget

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 548 More Permits, 1,228 More Inspections Since Last Week

House Republican COVID Economic Stimulus Package Includes A ‘Deemed Approved’ Environmental Permit Approval Process

Penn State’s 70-MW Solar Projects Now Producing Power In Franklin County, Saving Money, Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Spotlight PA: Are We Prepared? Mariner East Pipelines’ Emergency Plans Left Many In The Dark; Still The Senate, House Take No Action On Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bills

State Parks Continue To Break Visitor Records In September: 4.7 Million Visitors, Up 31 percent Over Last Year

Op-Ed: Now Is The Time To Invest In Parks, Not Cut Them

Op-Ed: As Life Moves Outdoors During COVID-19, Lean On PA’s Special Strength - Our Open Space

DCNR Awards $7.6 Million For 41 Trail Planning, Construction, Rehab Projects, Including ATV, Snowmobile Trails

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Lesli Barnett & Dave Saidoo

DCNR’s 4th Fall Foliage Report Shows Fall Colors Blazing All Across PA

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Senate, House Coming Back To Harrisburg With Little Progress On Major Issues

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

House Environmental Committee Meets Oct. 20 On Bill Redefining Water Pollution, Letting Companies Decide When They Report Spills

[ Water ]

Still Time To Register! Virtual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum Oct. 29-30

Op-Ed: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Suing EPA Will Benefit Pennsylvanians And Other Others Who Value Clean Water

Water Cooler Talk: Sustainable Agriculture Nutrient Recovery And Upcycling Webinar Oct. 28

Reminder: PA State Assn. Of Township Supervisors Virtual Stormwater Conference Oct. 20 & 21, Oct. 27 & 28

American Rivers, Stroud Center Delaware River Webinar Oct. 22: Cities To Suburbs To Farms: How Innovative Water Management Helps River Health

Stroud Center: Schuylkill River Community Scientist Monitoring Project Now Underway

Schuylkill Action Network To Hold Virtual Annual Meeting Nov. 13

National Assn. Of Conservation Districts Accepting Applications For Conservation District Grants

DEP Our Common Wealth Blog: Check Your Heating Oil Tanks To Prevent Costly Leaks And Spills

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Hearing Nov. 5, Business Meeting Dec. 11

[ Litter Cleanup - Collection Events - Waste ]

Keep PA Beautiful: Clean Up Your Neighborhood With The Help Of Pick Up Pennsylvania

PRC Hosts Household Chemical Collection Event Oct. 31 In Allegheny County

PA Resources Council: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 24

PRC Online Wild & Scenic Film Festival Now Available On Demand Thru Oct. 20

DEP: Westmoreland Landfill To Pay $59,000 Penalty To Address Multiple Violations

[ Land Recycling ]

Hazelwood Green Brownfield Site Receives $300,000 Grant For Asbestos, Lead Paint Abatement At Mill 19 In Allegheny County

[ Energy ]

UGI Natural Gas Launches Emergency Relief Program For Customers Impacted By Pandemic

PUC Seeks Nominations For PA One Call Underground Utility Damage Prevention Committee

Penn State Study Finds Passing Bills To Authorize Community Solar Would Support 12,000 Jobs, Generate $1.8 Billion In Economic Impact For PA

PA Sustainable Agriculture: Oct. 21 Listening Session: On-Farm Commercial Solar Energy

State Treasurer Torsella Establishes Keystone Green Bank Partnership To Support Clean Energy Projects

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $15 Million+ For Trails, Job Training, Broadband In PA Communities Impacted By Slowdown In Coal; RGGI Could Help More

HealthFirstPA Oct. 20 Webinar: Methane Pollution - What Health Experts Say About Climate Change And Public Health

DEP Invites Comments On Air Permit For 2 Natural Gas-Fired Power Blocks At Renovo Energy Center, Clinton County

[ Land Conservation - Recreation - Forests ]

Allegheny Land Trust Receives $1 Million Grant For Churchill Valley Greenway Preservation Project

Penn State Extension: 9-Part Woods In Your Backyard Webinar Series Starts Jan. 27

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Wildfires Lunch & Learn Presentation Available On Demand

DCNR Invites Comments On Proposed Exchange Of Oil & Gas Rights In Elk And Susquehannock State Forests, Potter County

Oct. 16 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Latest Penn’s Stewards Newsletter: Staycation Ideas, Parks Used Like Never Before, Graffiti Removal, Volunteers Make It Happen

Gifford Pinchot's Grey Towers Ends 2020 Season; Edgar Allan Poe, Holiday Tours Postponed To 2021

[ Wildlife ]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Cooperation Is Key To Managing Chronic Wasting Disease In PA

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Fall Migration In Full Swing; Hosts Virtual Programs On Lead Exposure In Raptors, Climate Change Impact On Raptors

[ Opportunities ]

Help Wanted: PennTAP Eastern, Western PA Industrial Relations Coordinator Technical Advisers

[ Helpful Resources ]

Environment & Energy NewsClips

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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Stories Invited - About PA Environment Digest

Virtual! PA Forestry Assn. Exploring Change In Penn’s Woods Symposium Oct. 26-30

Virtual! PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference Oct. 28-29

Supporting Member PA Outdoor Writers Assn./PA Trout Unlimited

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