NEWS & EVENTS

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We’re happy to share news about Earth Conservancy’s recent activities.  See what we’ve been up to!

Meuser Visits EC to Discuss AML Impacts in the 9th District

Meuser Visits EC to Discuss AML Impacts in the 9th District

In late August 2019, EC hosted an information session with Congressman Dan Meuser of the 9th District, focusing on reauthorization of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act - aka SMCRA - in 2021. SMCRA helps fund reclamation of abandoned mine lands (AML) across the U.S., and has been...

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Dziak Honored by Huber Breaker Preservation Society

Dziak Honored by Huber Breaker Preservation Society

On Saturday, July 20, Mike Dziak, EC's President and CEO, was honored by the Huber Breaker Preservation Society (HBPS) with an engraved stone marker during a Heritage Day program at the Anthracite Miners’ Memorial in Ashley. Despite the heat, the event was well-attended, including state Rep. Eddie...

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DHL Supply Chain Adopts Sugar Notch Trail

DHL Supply Chain Adopts Sugar Notch Trail

We’re pleased to share that DHL Supply Chain's Hanover Township facility has adopted EC's Sugar Notch Trails, as part of the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful campagin. Work began in May with volunteers out in force, clearing paths, trimming overgrowth, and removing garbage. Cool to note: They’re using...

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EC at the Everhart Museum for “Art in Bloom”

EC at the Everhart Museum for “Art in Bloom”

Congratulations to the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art for their wonderful Community Day celebrating Art in Bloom! We at Earth Conservancy enjoyed the chance to talk about our reclamation work, and one particular wildflower that loves mine lands’ acidic soils: milkweed. If...

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EWT Program Closing Ceremony – 2019 Cohort

EWT Program Closing Ceremony – 2019 Cohort

On April 12th we marked the end of the second cycle of the Environmental Workforce Training Program with partner Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The closing ceremony was a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to our participants for their engagement and dedication over the past two months. We then...

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EC Recieves $500,000 Growing Greener Award for Espy Run

EC Recieves $500,000 Growing Greener Award for Espy Run

We at EC are pleased to share we have been awarded a $500,000 Growing Greener grant for our ongoing reconstruction work of Espy Run.  As stated by DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell:  “We are continuously looking for ways to redevelop old mine land, particularly in Northeast Pennsylvania, and this...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at EC’s Hanover 9 Site

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at EC’s Hanover 9 Site

Mike Dziak, EC's President & CEO, was one of many area dignitaries on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the redevelopment of EC's former Hanover 9 site.  Purchase earlier in 2018 by Missouri-based developer NorthPoint Development, three buildings are slated for the area, including one...

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EC Transfers over 1,100 Acres into Pinchot State Forest

EC Transfers over 1,100 Acres into Pinchot State Forest

The sun was shining as we marked the transfer of over 1,100 acres of Earth Conservancy lands into the Pinchot State Forest system. Located in Newport Township, the area is home to the Penobscot Ridge Mountain Biking Trail and offers excellent recreational opportunities to the public....

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Tree Planting & Trail Clean-up with DHL Supply Chain

Tree Planting & Trail Clean-up with DHL Supply Chain

On Friday, September 21, 2018, EC hosted a tree planting and trail cleanup on its Hanover Recreation Fields and Sugar Notch Trail. The event was led by DHL Supply Chain, which currently operates a distribution center on what was once EC’s Huber Bank. More than a dozen employees...

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PPL Foundation Awards EC Sustaining Grant for EWT Program

As we begin recruitment for the next round of the EWT Program, we’re excited to announce a new program supporter, the PPL Foundation.  Every year, the PPL Foundation contributes more than $2 million to a variety of nonprofit organizations, with a focus on creating vibrant, sustainable communities...

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