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!

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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First Cohort Completes EWT Program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

First Cohort Completes EWT Program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

A enormous congratulations is due to the graduates of our first cohort of the Environmental Workforce Training Program.  These students, who completed 205 hours of environmentally-focused coursework with our partner Penn State Wilkes-Barre, were positive, committed, and engaged.  And...

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EC Awarded $2.5 million for AML Pilot Project at Bliss Bank

Earth Conservancy received an enormous boost to its Bliss Bank reclamation project.  On April 6, Governor Tom Wolf announced EC would receive one of 12 grants supporting cleanup and revitalization of abandoned mineland sites in Pennsylvania.  EC's $2.5 million award will...

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EC Presents Poster at 2017 National Brownfields Conference

EC Presents Poster at 2017 National Brownfields Conference

Earth Conservancy was one of 39 accepted poster presentations at the 2017 National Brownfields Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the conference featured a roster of speakers, workshops, and events over the course of three days covering brownfields...

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EC Awarded $2M Grant for SVP Access Roads Project

EC Awarded $2M Grant for SVP Access Roads Project

On November 14, 2017, Earth Conservancy received $2 million in state funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund program.  The grant will support the construction of three access roads to will connect three reclaimed properties to the new South Valley Parkway in order to encourage economic...

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