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!

EC Discusses SMCRA Reauthorization

EC Discusses SMCRA Reauthorization

EC was pleased to be one of the groups interviewed by former Federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement Director Joe Pizarchik about the importance of reauthorizing the U.S. Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund, which supports AML reclamation, remediation, and economic development...

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PA DCNR Awards Grant for Hanover 7A Recreation Area Feasibility Study

PA DCNR Awards Grant for Hanover 7A Recreation Area Feasibility Study

EC is excited to start its second recreation planning initiative this year, made possible through a just-announced grant award from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The project focuses on 30 acres located off the SVP in Hanover Township, adjacent to the new PA State Police...

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PPL Foundation Awards EWT Program $2,500 Supporting Grant

PPL Foundation Awards EWT Program $2,500 Supporting Grant

Great news for a program we need now more than ever. The PPL Foundation has awarded Earth Conservancy a $2,500 supporting grant for the 2021 Environmental Workforce Training Program. We look forward to working with Penn State Wilkes-Barre and all our partners in training unemployed and...

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EC Donates $50,000 to Lower South Valley COG for COVID-19 Assistance

EC Donates $50,000 to Lower South Valley COG for COVID-19 Assistance

Earth Conservancy is proud to support our local communities in their COVID-19 response through a $50,000 donation to the Lower South Valley Council of Governments​, helping eight municipalities acquire the urgent PPE and screening supplies they need. Read more in the Times Leader by clicking​...

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EC Welcomes New President/CEO, Terry Ostrowski, PE

EC Welcomes New President/CEO, Terry Ostrowski, PE

EC officially welcomed Terence J. Ostrowski, PE, as its new President/CEO this February, following the retirement of its longtime President/CEO, Mike Dziak.  Terry is a native of the Wilkes-Barre area, and brings with him over 20 years of progressive engineering and management experience.  He...

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EC and EPCAMR Visit Wyoming Valley West

EC and EPCAMR Visit Wyoming Valley West

EC was on the road last week with one of its favorite collaborators, EPCAMR, speaking to students in Carol McGarry's honors science class at Wyoming Valley West Middle School. In focus: The many scientific disciplines that inform the work we do in reclaiming legacy minelands. Here, EPCAMR's...

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DCNR Awards EC Grant for Newport Township OHV Feasibility Study

DCNR Awards EC Grant for Newport Township OHV Feasibility Study

Earth Conservancy was notified it had received a $62,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to conduct a feasibility study for an ATV riding facility in Newport Township. The initiative will build on work done in our 2006 ATV report, as well as information...

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Dziak, EC President & CEO, Announces His Retirement

Dziak, EC President & CEO, Announces His Retirement

It is with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude that we announce the retirement of Earth Conservancy’s President and CEO, Mike Dziak, at the end of January 2020.  Mike joined EC at its beginning in 1994. During those 25 years, he has proven a tireless champion for the organization’s mission of...

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Staff Member Rick Ruggiero Set to Retire

Staff Member Rick Ruggiero Set to Retire

After 25 years with Earth Conservancy, and many additional years with the Blue Coal Corporation, our friend and colleague, Rick Ruggiero, is retiring. Rick served as our Property Documentation Specialist & Survey Coordinator, and his knowledge and experience helped bring EC to where it is...

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