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!

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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EC Presents at 19th Annual Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference

EC Presents at 19th Annual Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference

Earth Conservancy was both a presenter and exhibitor at the 19th Annual PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference, which was held on June 22 at Genetti's in Wilkes-Barre. The day featured many interesting speakers who shared their thoughts and plans of dealing with AML impacts across the country -...

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Sugar Notch Park Access Trail Renamed in Memory of Jacqueline Munro

Sugar Notch Park Access Trail Renamed in Memory of Jacqueline Munro

On National Trails Day 2017, Earth Conservancy officially renamed part of its Sugar Notch Trail after our late colleague, Jackie. Beginning in the Broadhead Avenue playground in Sugar Notch, the Jacqueline Munro Trail features an updated sign with a memorial penned by Jackie's friends and...

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Earth Conservancy Receives $800,000 in EPA Grant Awards

Earth Conservancy Receives $800,000 in EPA Grant Awards

It was great afternoon for us at Earth Conservancy, as we hosted the U.S. EPA Mid-Atlantic Region's Regional Administrator Cecil Rodrigues to announce three $200,000 brownfields cleanup grants for our continuing work on reclaiming Bliss Bank and restoring Espy Run.  Also part of the celebration: ...

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Earth Day Cleanup at Sugar Notch Playground

Earth Day Cleanup at Sugar Notch Playground

EC continued its Earth Day celebration on Sunday with a cleanup of the Sugar Notch playground, home to one trailhead of the Park Access Sugar Notch Trail.  The group was small but mighty, picking up trash, clearing planting beds, and spreading new wood chips from EC's compost facility.  Our thanks...

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EC at Earth Day along the Susquehanna | 2017

EC at Earth Day along the Susquehanna | 2017

Earth Conservancy was happy to be part of another excellent celebration of Earth Day along the Susquehanna in Nesbitt Park with over 1,000 students in attendance! This year, we discussed the problems associated with acid mine drainage in the region and how we can assess stream health through...

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EC Testifies at Hearing on the Benefits of Coal Waste Facilities

EC Testifies at Hearing on the Benefits of Coal Waste Facilities

On October 11th, Earth Conservancy presented testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee about the role coal waste facilities play in its reclamation work. These facilities remove previously unburnable coal waste from legacy sites and use it for energy...

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