Sunday, January 30, 2022

52 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Here are 52 new stories in the
PA Environment Digest about individuals, groups, local governments, farmers, businesses, watershed groups and many more working all across Pennsylvania to restore and protect the environment and show others the beauty that surrounds us.

Thank you for your leadership!

-- French Creek Named 2022 Pennsylvania River Of The Year  [PaEN]


-- Lancaster Farming: Lancaster County’s Brubaker Farms Receives Leopold Conservation Award


--  PA Chapter Of Natural Resources Extension Professionals Names Ross Snook Of Montgomery County Natural Resources Education Champion  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Fossil Of Early Mammal Named For Longtime Carnegie Museum Of Natural History Paleontologist


-- US EPA Region 3: Recognizes Philadelphia Dept. Of Prisons For Diverting Food Waste From Landfills


-- DEP Recognizes Winners Of 2021 Radon Student Poster Contest  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Leaders, Residents Seek Answers After Poor-Rated Bridge Collapses: ‘It Is Outrageous’  [The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Provide Needed Resources To Address These Issues, But Also Mine Reclamation, Plugging Oil & Gas Wells Left Behind By Conventional Drillers, All But 1 Republican Voted Against It In PA]


-- DCNR Bans Use Of Oil & Gas Wastewater On Its Over 6,500 Miles Of Dirt, Gravel Roads  [PaEN]


-- PG: Cong. Lamb Bill To Research Conventional Oil And Gas Wells Abandoned By Drilling Companies Advances Out Of Committee


-- Good Samaritan Proposal Would Plug An Oil & Gas Well Abandoned By A Conventional Driller In Westmoreland County  [PaEN]


-- Witnesses Unanimously Support Allocating American Rescue Plan Funding For On-Farm Conservation Projects At House Committee Meeting [PaEN]


-- DEP Announces More Than $1.7 Million In Growing Greener Grants To Fund Local Water Clean Up Projects In Northwest PA  [PaEN]


-- DEP Awards Borough Of Jim Thorpe $200,000 Growing Greener Grant For Stream Restoration Work In Carbon County  [PaEN]


-- PA Resources Council, Partners Receive Growing Greener Grant For Delaware County Stormwater Management Project  [PaEN]


-- DEP Announces $245,000 Growing Greener Grant For Kinney Run Watershed Improvements, Columbia County [PaEN]


-- Federal Office Of Surface Mine Reclamation Awards PA $25 Million For Mine Reclamation With Environmental, Economic, Recreation, Solar Energy Benefits  [PaEN]


-- WBTimes Editorial: $3.8 Billion For PA Mine Reclamation A Big Win


-- PA Conservation Districts Assn. Highlights Of Conservation District Activities In 2021 Now Available  [PaEN]


-- Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program - A Look Back On 2021’s Accomplishments  [PaEN]


-- Master Watershed Steward Program Receives Healing The Planet Grant From The GIANT Company  [PaEN]

-- Sign Up Now For Penn State Master Watershed Steward Training Around The State  [PaEN]


-- Still Time To Sign Up!  PA Master Naturalist Spring Training Courses In Allegheny, Chester, Dauphin, Montour, Philadelphia, Washington Counties  [PaEN]

-- In Memoriam: Gregory Wilson Donegal Trout Unlimited, Lancaster County


-- TribLive Guest Essay: PA Budget Should Fully Fund Environmental Protection & Cleanup - Rep. Greg Vitali (D)

-- PA Resources Council, Southwest PA Air Quality Partnership Invite Students In SW PA To Take Part In Let's Clear The Air Poster Challenge  [PaEN]


-- Registration Now Open! Keep PA Beautiful's Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative; In 2021 60,505 Volunteers Cleaned Up 2.2 Million Pounds Of Trash  [PaEN]


-- Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing On $300 Million Anthracite Ridge Wind Farm Project In Schuylkill County - Video/Written Testimony


-- Sierra Club - PA: Patton Township, Centre County Commits To 100% Clean, Renewable Energy 


-- WHYY: ‘Badlands’ To Green Homes: New Building Rises From Fmr Philly Drug Hotspot


-- PG Editorial: Hazelwood Green Brownfield Redevelopment Site Fitting Backdrop For Biden

-- NextPittsburgh: 35 Pittsburgh Environmental Groups Renew Commitment To Equity And Racial Justice 

-- Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority: Most Recent Testing Shows Lead Levels Below Federal Standard For 3rd Consecutive Round Of Testing


-- NextPittsburgh: 16 Socially Responsible Companies Win RK Mellon Foundation Grants


-- PG - Laura Legere: Push Is On To Switch To Energy Efficient Electrical Appliances; Each Flame Fed By Natural Gas, Propane Or Oil In Furnaces, Water Heaters, Stoves A Small Source Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions


-- Green Building Alliance: Pittsburgh Housing Authority Joins Pittsburgh 2030 District To Reduce Energy, Water Use


-- Rep. Heffley: Bill To Expand Local C-PACE Clean Energy, Energy Conservation Funding Program Passed By House


-- ​​Advocating For Solar Energy Projects On Abandoned Mine Lands - By Kathy Cook, PA League of Women Voters, Environmental Policy Director [PaEN]


-- DCNR Secretary Outlines 2022 Priorities To Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council, Including Need For $1.4 Billion In Infrastructure Improvements  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Blog: Meet Pennsylvania’s First Director Of Outdoor Recreation Nathan Reigner


-- Lancaster Farmland Trust Executive Director Karen Marynick Retires


-- Zeigafuse Family Partners With Heritage Conservancy To Permanently Preserve Land In Their Family For Four Generations, Northampton County  [PaEN]


-- 41.9-Acre Buehner Farm In Bucks County Permanently Preserved By Heritage Conservancy, Partners  [PaEN]


-- Allegheny Land Trust Receives DCNR Grant To Help Permanently Protect Garfield Neighborhood Green Space In Allegheny County  [PaEN]


-- Allegheny Land Trust Receives DCNR Grant To Protect Green Space In The Glade Run Lake Watershed, Butler County  [PaEN]


-- Penn State Gets Grant To Teach Private Forest Owners At Adapt To Climate Change


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: U.S. Forest Service Launches Climate Hubs, Including One In PA


-- Public News Service: PA Groups Concerned About Maryland National Guard Combat Training Flights Over PA Wilds


-- PA Society Of Ornithology Invites Conservation Organizations To Apply For Funding Raised By 2022 Breeding Bird Blitz For Conservation  [PaEN]


-- PA State Park Volunteers Compile Cavity Bird Nesting Report: 8,964 Birds Fledged At 2,600 Boxes In 58 State Parks


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Comeback Of Wild Bobwhite Quail Targeted In PA’s First Recovery Area For Species


-- ErieT Brian Whipkey: Volunteer Fishing Permits Improve Fisheries In PA


-- Penn State: Historic Gift To Fuel Growth Of Penn State’s Fly-Fishing Program Named In Honor Of Joe Humphreys

Visit the PA Environment Digest website to learn more.

Going The RIGHT WAY:

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Going The WRONG WAY:

-- This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues  

[Posted: January 30, 2022]   PA Environment Digest

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