Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 30 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The March 30 PA Environment Digest is now available

[ Coronavirus ]

March 29 Update On COVID-19 In Pennsylvania

PA Capitol Report: Historic Week Responding To A Historic Crisis

Senate, House Have A $172 Million Surplus In Their Accounts, Just Sayin’

Hundreds Of COVID-19 Tests Administered Daily In Montgomery County With Help Of PA National Guard

DCNR Extends Closure Of Facilities, Canceled All Activities Until April 30 Due To COVID-19; Open Spaces Will Remain Accessible

Don’t Be Careless With Fire: 85% Of PA’s Wildfires Occur In March, April, May

A Pandemic Isn’t A License To Litter

Bay Journal: Coronavirus Causing Loss Of Critical Farm Conservation BMP Installation & Design, Tree Planting; Slamming State Budgets, Nonprofits

View PA Assn. For Sustainable Farming Webinar For Farmers On Coronavirus On Demand

U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture Centers Taking Precautionary Measures To Help Prevent Spread Of COVID-19

DEP Extends Deadline To Apply For New Section 902 Recycling Implementation Grants To May 22

Centre County Suspends Curbside Recycling Collections In Response To COVID-19

Financially Stressed Utility Consumers Should Explore Available Options For Help, Conserve Energy

PUC Urges Homeowners To Delay Digging Projects During COVID-19 Emergency

PUC Warns Public About Telemarketing Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic; Do Not Call List

Nuclear Energy Institute Advises DOE Coronavirus Could Interrupt Nuclear Power Plant Refueling Operations, Including 4 Plants In PA

IHS Markit Predicts 50% Drop In Demand For Gasoline In U.S.; Demand For Electric Vehicles Will Falter

EPA Announces Enforcement Discretion Policy Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

[ Headlines ]

DEP Revokes Drilling Waste Injection Well Permit In Grant Twp., Indiana County After Environmental Rights Amendment Court Ruling

[ At-Home Environmental Education ]

Fun At-Home Family Activity! Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Before They Hatch In April, May

PA/NJ Chapter/American Chestnut Foundation Posts Growers Webinar On Restoration Efforts, Climate Impacts, Forest Health

PA Land Trust Association/Member Trusts: Bringing Nature To You

Audubon PA, John James Audubon Center Offer New Online Learning Series Flying High: Learning Adventures

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Learn Outside, Learn At Home

Wildlands Conservancy Creates Virtual Education Pieces Online

Carnegie Museum: Robin Watching - The Value Of Simple Nature Observations During The Pandemic

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Looking Up - Spring Tree Flowers

[ Earth Day 50 PA ]

Earth Day 50 PA: Edwin Charles: The Earth Day Teach-In Must Continue

PA Environmental Council At 50: A New Millennium

Feature- 41 Years Ago Pennsylvanians Woke Up To A Much Different World Too -- The Accident At Three Mile Island

[ News From The Capitol ]

Senate/House Bills Moving Last Week

Bills On Governor's Desk

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill Giving Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies To Manufacturers Who Use Natural Gas; Veto Override Attempt Coming

[ The Feds ]

NRCS-PA Awards Nearly $670,000 To Increase Fishing, Boating Opportunities In PA

[ Water ]

PUC Adopts Modified Settlement With Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

[ Air ]

DEP Sets Virtual Hearing [If Needed] On April 28 For RACT Permits State Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision

[ Energy - Climate ]

PUC Invites Comments On Phase IV Of Act 129 Energy Efficiency Program

Take DEP Survey To Help Shape 2021 PA Climate Action Plan

POSTPONED: DEP Citizens Advisory Council, Air Quality Advisory Committee April 2 Webinar On RGGI Carbon Pollution Reduction Proposal

HealthFirstPA March 31 Webinar On Methane Pollution And Public Health

[ Environmental Professionals ]

Deadline Extended - PA Environmental Professionals Call For Karl Mason & Walter Lyon Award Nominations

POSTPONED: PA Environmental Professional's Annual Conference In May

[ Land Conservation - Recreation - Forests ]

PA Master Naturalist Training Set For Fall In Westmoreland County For Laurel Highlands

PA Land Trust Association Announces Webinar Series To Fill Gap In Training Opportunities

PA Recreation & Park Society Hosting Virtual Roundtables To Share Ideas On Responding To COVID-19 Challenges

Natural Lands Adds 82 Acres To Crow’s Nest Preserve In Chester County

March 27 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Fish & Boat Commission Offers Online Education Courses For Boaters, Paddlers

[ In Memoriam ]

In Memoriam: Pat Sueck, Former President PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts

[ Helpful Resources ]

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Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference June 24-25 In State College

Supporting Member PA Outdoor Writers Assn./PA Trout Unlimited

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