Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 21 PA Environment Digest Now Available

 The September 21 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Headlines ]

PA Farm Bureau: Finalists Selected For 2020 PA Leopold Conservation Award

Sen. Yaw Introduces Bipartisan Bill Creating New Program To Pay For On-Farm Conservation Measures, If Funded And Passed Before Nov. 30

EQB Votes 13 To 6 To Approve Proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Regulations Covering Power Plants For Public Review

New Poll Finds 7 In 10 PA Voters Favor Participating In Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative To Reduce Power Plant Carbon Pollution

Evangelicals Urge Support For Carbon Pollution Reduction At Power Plants To Support Children, Not More Polluting Fossil Fuels

New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support Across Pennsylvania For Passage Of Community Solar Bill

PA Forestry Assn. Exploring Change In Penn's Woods 2020 Symposium Oct. 26-30

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets Sept. 23 To Hear About Carbon Capture, Underground Storage

DEP Reports Conventional Oil & Gas Wells Had Nearly Twice The Violations Of Shale Gas Wells; DEP To Develop New Conventional Drilling Regs

Independent Regulatory Review Commission Approves Final DEP Air Quality Fee Increase Regulation

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 685 More Permits, 1,650 More Inspections Since Last Week

Game Commission’s Lisa Williams And Wildlife On WiFi Recognized By National Assn. Of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Bill Ritting, PA Trails Advisory Committee

DCNR, State Fire Commissioner Warn Of Heightened Fall Wildfire Dangers

State, Regional, Local Outdoor Recreation ‘Through The Roof’ Across Pennsylvania

65,000 Volunteers Contributed Over 584,000 Hours Maintaining State Parks And Forests

DCNR Designates New Major Greenway Linking Schuylkill-Susquehanna Rivers

DCNR Announces Regional Virtual Grant Workshops For Recreation And Conservation Projects In November

DCNR Experts Offer Fall Foliage Tips For Residents, Travelers

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: Court Election Fixes - Point To Democrats; Court Overturns COVID Orders - Point To Republicans

Senate/House Bills Moving Last Week

Bills On Governor's Desk

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

[ The Feds ]

NRCS-PA Invests $2 Million In Delaware Watershed Forest Health, Carbon Markets Project With The Nature Conservancy-PA/DE

NOAA Awards $85,000 Grant To Stroud Water Research Center For Watershed Education In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

NRCS-PA Encourages PA Farmers, Landowners To Apply For Conservation Financial, Technical Assistance

USDA Opens Application Period For Rural Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Grants/Loans

[ Water ]

DEP Accepting Applications For Section 319 Watershed Restoration Grants Thru Oct. 23

CBF Blog: Planting Trees In Pennsylvania To Save The Chesapeake Bay

Spring Creek Restoration In Centre County Creates Environmental And Humanitarian Benefits

Reminder: Chesapeake Conservancy Champions Of The Chesapeake Bay Nominations Due Sept. 26

Stroud Water Research Center Hosts Nov. 10 Webinar On Stream And Buffer Ecology

Penn State Extension Hosts 9-Part Green Stormwater Infrastructure Webinar Series

DEP Common Wealth Blog: Ins And Outs Of Onlot Septic Systems In PA

PUC Initiates Rulemaking On Replacement Of Customer-Owned Lead Service Lines And Damaged Wastewater Service Laterals

PUC Developing Rules To Focus On Preserving Water Resources, Limiting Leaks, Reducing Company Risk, Enhancing Customer Service

PA American Water Launches New PA Environmental Stewardship StoryMap

[ Littering - Recycling ]

1st Annual Great Plastic Purge Of Lower Susquehanna River Set For Oct. 31, Nov. 7

PA Resources Council Traveling Glass Recycling Program Collects 58+ Tons Of Glass

Tickets Now On Sale For PA Resources Council Wild & Scenic Virtual Film Festival Oct. 15

[ Energy - Climate ]

DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Committee Meets Oct. 2 To Hear Update On Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Units-1 & 2

Local Community Climate Action Planning Forums Kick-off Oct. 20 With Local Governance In Cumberland County

PennDOT Opens P3 Partnership Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station In Monroe County

Drive Electric PA Coalition Hosts 5 Webinars On The Benefits And Basics Of Driving Electric Vehicles

PennTAP Manufacturing PA Innovation Funding Program Webinar Oct. 2

[  Education ]

Allegheny County's North Area Environmental Council Oct. 6 Virtual Annual Meeting To Feature John Arway As Keynote

Outdoor Discovery Center At Crooked Creek Hosts Oct. 3 Knee High To Nature Program For Elementary Students

[ Land Conservation - Recreation ]

PA Land Trust Assn. Changes Name To WeConservePA To Better Reflect Their Mission

Western PA Conservancy Protects 561 Acres In Popular Elk Viewing Area Of Elk County

Central PA Conservancy Preserves 404 Acres Of Land On Peters Mountain, Dauphin County

Brandywine Conservancy Issues Hiking Through History Map Tracing Philadelphia Campaign Of 1777

Manada Conservancy Hosts Sept. 29 Conservation & Health - A Vital Relationship Program

Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Host Oct. 10-11 Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail Stewardship Weekend

Northeast PA Audubon Held Fall Bird Migration Hike; More Events Coming Up!

September 16 Resource Newsletter Available From DCNR

Sept. 18 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

[ Wildlife ]

Fish & Boat Commission Accepting Applications For Expanded Erie Access Improvement Grants

[ Opportunity ]

Natural Lands Adds Rayenne A. Chen To Board Of Trustees

[ 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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