Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 12 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The April 12 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Leadership ]

20 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

In Memoriam: Dr. Edward Bellis, Penn State Professor, Conservationist

Tioga County Sugar Maple Farmer Plants Trees For The Next Generation, To Protect Water Quality

SBN Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners Announce Finalists For Excellence In GSI Awards; Celebrating 10 Years Of Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Plan

[ Headlines ]

Wildlife, Environmental Groups Unveil New Underfunded and Polluted: Solutions to Fund Clean Water In PA Report

DEP Set To Discuss Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Regulation At April 20 Citizens Advisory Council

Environmental Quality Board Meets On Proposed Stream Redesignations, Stream Petition April 20

DEP: Seward Generating Coal-Waste Power Plant To Pay $108,000 Penalty For Air Pollution Control Act Violations In Indiana County

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 865 More Permits, 2,122 More Inspections Since Last Week

Reminder! Deadline To Apply For DCNR Outdoor Recreation, Land Conservation, Buffer Grants April 14

DCNR Warns Of Heightened Spring Wildfire Dangers

DCNR's Conservation & Natural Resources Council Holds April 29 Equity In The Outdoors Conversation

WeConservePA: May 17 - Attempting To Understand The Disconnect Between African Americans And The Outdoors

Potter-Tioga Counties’ Cherry Springs State Park Ranked One Of Nation’s Finest Stargazing Spots

Citizen Science: April 28 Water Cooler Talk - Leveraging The Power Of Community And Science

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: New Unemployment Comp System; Vaccine Eligibility Expands; Direct Shipment Of Wine/Liquor

Senate/House Bills Moving Last Week

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

Republicans Introduce Bill Saying DEP Permit Applicants Are Always Right, Eliminates Public Comments; Add Other Bills To Their Environmental Agenda

Republican Bills Again Seek To Make Road Dumping Of Conventional Drilling Wastewater Legal

Senate Republicans Introduce Bill To Let Companies Decide When To Report Spills That Pollute Receiving Streams, Harm Public Health

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania's Environmental Protection Must Be Strengthened

Senate, House Democrats To Introduce Bill To Transition PA To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

Senate Committee Meeting Provides Overview Of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

Farm, Conservation Groups Applaud Bipartisan Senate Bill Setting Up Cost-Share Program To Support Clean Water Efforts By Farmers - If Funded

PA Forestry Assn. Tells House Committee About Importance Of Sustainability, Forest Stewardship

Senate, House Environmental Committees Set Joint April 27 Hearing On Alternative Onlot Septic Systems & Land Development Planning

[ The Feds ]

Agriculture, Conservation, Wildlife Groups Advocate For Robust Funding For Federal USDA Conservation Programs

Chesapeake Bay Program 2019-2020 Bay Barometer Shows An Ecosystem In Mixed Recovery

U.S. Senators From Maryland, Virginia, Delaware Urge EPA To Ensure Pennsylvania's Compliance With Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Standards

States Can Apply For New $67 Million Sewer Overflow, Stormwater Reuse Grants From EPA

U.S. DOE Announces $35 Million In Grants Available For Technologies To Reduce Methane Emissions In Oil, Gas, Coal Industries

EPA Settles Alleged Clean Air Act Violations For Diesel Truck Aftermarket Devices With 3 Companies In Berks, Montgomery Counties

USGS PA Water Science Center: Spring Pennsylvania Waters Newsletter Now Available

[ Water ] 

Lebanon Valley Conservancy Needs Volunteers For April 16-17 Tree Plantings

Join People Of Faith Throughout Lancaster County In Planting Trees Of Peace

2021 Virtual TreeVitalize Partners Conference Set For May 5 & May 12

Call For Presentation Proposals: 16th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum Nov. 4-5

Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Songs Of The Susquehanna Project CDs Are Available, Order Your Copy Now!

DEP Hosts 5th Round Of Regional State Water Plan Meetings Starting April 13

DEP: Draft Strategy For PA’s Coastal Resources Management Available For Public Comment

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Releases 2020 Annual Report

[ Environmental Education ]

Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center Offers Early Explorers Outdoor Program For Children

PA County Conservation Districts Accepting Entries For National Student Conservation Poster Contest

[ Recycling - Litter Cleanup ]

PA Resources Council Hosts April 17 Household Chemical Collection In Allegheny County

KPB: Join, Or Organize A Cleanup In Your Neighborhood With Help From Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative

[ Energy ]

DCNR, DEP Begin Plugging 12 Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells In Cornplanter State Forest, Forest County

Sustainable Pittsburgh: 11th Annual (Virtual) Sustainability Conference May 6-7

PA Solar Center: April 14 Update On Renewable Energy Legislation In PA

New Report: Electrifying Buildings Could Reap Major Health, Climate Pollution Reduction Benefits In PA

[ Land Conservation - Recreation ]

Natural Lands: PECO Green Region Grants Awarded To 19 Southeast PA Municipalities, Nonprofits

Allegheny Land Trust Finalizes Acquisition Of 155 Acres In Girty's Woods, Allegheny County

Sinnemahone Paddle Race In Cameron County, Part Of Triple Crown, Draws Competitors From Across PA And NY

South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Program Funding Round Is Now Open

April 9 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

PA Chapter American Planning Assn. Accepting Nominations For Great Public Spaces, Greenways, Trails & Streets

[ Forest Management ]

WeConservePA, Partners Host June 9 Forest Conservation Seminar

Penn State Extension: Introduction To Forests, Carbon Sequestration & Markets April 21 & 28

Penn State Extension Sustainable Timber Harvesting Online Program April 28

Pennsylvania Forest 3-Part Online Seminar Series: Deer, Legacy Planning, Drying Wood Products Starting April 13

[ Environmental Policy ]

PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In March

[ Opportunity ]

Help Wanted: Brandywine Conservancy Budget Manager

[ Helpful Resources ]

Environment & Energy NewsClips

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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