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A 1,000 Stories, On 1,000s Of PA Environmental Stewards Since 2004, 134 Stories In 2015

Since June of 2004, the PA Environment Digest has printed nearly 1,000 stories about thousands of individuals, businesses, farmers, schools, local governments, students of all ages, nonprofit groups and organizations just like you honored for doing great things to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s environment in every corner of the Commonwealth.

Here are the 134 stories we published during 2015.

Will we find YOU on this list in 2016? 

Penn State’s Richard Alley Receives Frontiers Of Knowledge Award In Climate Change

Covanta Chester Energy-From-Waste Facility Saves 1.3M Gallons Of Water Per Day

CBF-PA: Washington County Joins Clean Water Counts Initiative

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Announces 2015 Award Winners

Dickinson, Penn, Carnegie Mellon Named To 50 Greenest Colleges List


Conewango Creek Named Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year

PA’s First African-American State Forester: Ralph Elwood Brock

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Honors Former Member Janet Keim

PA Resources Council Announces Winners Of 2014 Lens On Litter Photo Contest

Pittsburgh’s Parks Conservancy Director Hecht Named Carnegie Science Award Winner


Norristown Water Treatment Plant Receives Partnership For Safe Water Award

Keystone Clean Water Team Receives National Designation

Heritage Rail Trail In York County Is PA’s 2015 Trail Of The Year

Keep PA Beautiful Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers For 2014

Keep PA Beautiful Earns Recognition At National Conference


Feature: Volunteer Cited For Work With Bluebirds At Bald Eagle State Park

PA Parks & Forests Award Winners Announced, Awards Banquet May 5

PA League Of Women Voters Honor Franklin L. Kury April 7

West Pikeland Township, Chester County Lauded For Its Open Space Initiatives

Dinner To Recognize Winners Of Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards


Acting DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn Honored By National Wildlife Federation

Shell Meets All 15 Center For Sustainable Shale Development Performance Standards

Water System Conference, 20th Anniversary Of Safe Water Partnership Oct. 28-30

Shippensburg Authority Latest To Join Partnership For Safe Water

Community Leaders Honored By Sewickley Creek Watershed Association


Winners Of 2015 Western PA Environmental Awards Announced

DCNR Honoring Lardner’s Point Park In Philadelphia With Green Park Award

Small Businesses To Be Recognized By Duquesne’s Center For Green Industries

EPA Recognizes Verizon With Energy Star Partner Of Year, Excellence Award

PA Wilds Recognizes Outstanding Efforts In Sustainable Tourism Development


PECO Receives EPA 2015 Energy Star Partner Of The Year Award

PA Manufacturing Plants Recognized By DOE As Leaders In Energy Management

DEP Honored For Clarion County Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project

PAEE Recognizes Stroud Water Research Center Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kit

Mechanicsburg Borough Promotes Recycling Through Awards Program


EPA Honors PA College Consortium For Food Recovery Challenge Achievement

Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority Wins National Recognition

EPA Lauds Bethlehem Area School District For Environmental Leadership

U.S. Dept. Of Education Recognizes PA Green Schools

PA Environmental Professionals Honor Bernard McGurl, John Arway


Wildlife For Everyone: Winners Announced In Tom Ridge Wetlands Photo Contest

EPA Recognizes 9 PA Universities As Top Green Power Users In Their Conferences

Weis Markets Awards KPB’s Great American Cleanup Of PA Gift Cards

Schuylkill Action Network To Honor Students For Work In Protecting Drinking Water

Dominion Awards $135,000 In Grants Supporting Environmental Initiatives In PA


PECO Environmental Program Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Keep PA Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup Of PA Receives Governor’s Award

Wolf Announces Winners Of 2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

RecycleBank Green Schools Program Recognizes 18 Schools In PA

KPB: Keep America Beautiful, Coca-Cola Award Recycling Bins In PA


Northampton County Receives PA Land Trust Assn. Conservation Leadership Award

John Dawes Receives PA Land Trust Assn. Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award

Pennsylvania Marks 20th Anniversary Of Signing Of Land Recycling Laws

Senate, DEP Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of The Land Recycling Program With Video

Blue Mountain School District Students Honored For Protecting Drinking Water


Western PA Environmental Award Winner: Sustainable Pittsburgh

Part Of Laurel Hill State Park Included In Old Growth Forest Network

2 More PA Drinking Water Facilities Receive President’s Award

Milton Authority’s Innovative Wastewater Plant Featured At International Conference

Weis Markets Receives Top Honor For Sustainability Initiatives


Paint Creek Regional Watershed Assn. Receives Western PA Environmental Award

Delaware County High School Takes 2015 PA Envirothon Honors

Volunteers Donate $1 Million Worth Of Labor To State Parks, Forests

Pittsburgh Sustainable Small Business Designations To Be Celebrated June 19

Exelon Recognized For Sustainability Leadership In Newsweek Green Rankings


Hershey Named A Top 10 Green Company In U.S. By Newsweek

Keep PA Beautiful: Winners Of Great American Cleanup Of PA Video Contest

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Scholarship Winners Announced

PA Environmental Council Recognizes Anthony Bartolomeo With Achievement Award

DCNR Celebrating 20th Anniversary With New Outreach Tool


House Passes Resolution Recognizing Work Of Conewango Creek Watershed Assn.

Western PA Tree Farm Receives 2015 Regional American Tree Farm System Award

Raul Chiesa, Janet Sredy Named National Outstanding Tree Farmers Of The Year

DEP Secretary Quigley Marks 20th Anniversary Of DEP

First Secretary, Current Secretary Celebrate DCNR’s 20th Anniversary


Pocono Forest & Waters Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Success Stories

13th Anniversary Of Quecreek Mine Rescue In Somerset

Renmatix In PA Recognized By EPA With Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Sojourn Marks Conewango Creek’s PA River Of The Year Designation

Schuylkill River Trail Named Nation’s Best Urban Trail


3 PA Farms Receive PACD Clean Water Farm Awards

PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Recipient Of 2015 McCloy Fellowship In Environmental Policy

Sheppton Mine Disaster, Rescue Historic Marker To Be Dedicated On Aug. 22

DCNR Renames Lackawanna State Forest District In Honor Of Gifford Pinchot

Op-Ed: Gov. Gifford Pinchot Left His Mark On Our Natural Heritage


Chesapeake Bay Watershed Champion: Kelly Gutshall, Landstudies, Inc.

DEP’s Dan Vilello Receives County Commissioners’ Friend Of Counties Award

Ephrata Area Authority Receives Recognition From Partnership For Safe Water

Keep PA Beautiful: Nearly 130,000 Participated In 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA

DCNR’s Dr. Donald Eggen Honored By U.S. Forest Service


DEP To Receive National Award For Lackawanna County Coal Refuse Fire Project

Penncrest High School Wins 2nd Place In International Envirothon Competition

Lehigh County Farmer Recognized For Commitment To Water Quality In Delaware

Westmoreland Conservation District Presents Awards Sept. 9

PA Coal Alliance, DEP Recognize Mining Companies For Land Reclamation


Northeast PA Environmental Partners Announce 2015 Award Winners

Williamsport Joins Partnership For Safe Water’s Optimization Program

National Mining Hall Of Fame To Induct 3 New PA-Related Members

State Park Trail Named In Honor Of First DCNR Secretary, John C. Oliver

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Assn. Preserves Open Space In Montgomery County


Sustainable Forestry Initiative Sets World’s Record For Planting Trees: 7,248 In PA

Keep PA Beautiful Affiliates In 4 Counties Collect Nearly 4,000 Tires

Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition 20th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 10

PPL Electric Makes Donation To Brodhead Watershed Assn. For 26th Anniversary

UGI, Columbia Gas, PPL, Duquesne Named Environmental Champions In Utility Survey


DEP’s Richard Beam Wins National Abandoned Mine Land Assn. Teaching Award

Groups In Bradford County Recognized As Chesapeake Bay Forest Champions

Erie Times: Ridge Environmental Center Honors Harry Leslie

Andy Ernst Of Ernst Seeds Honored For His Contributions To The Native Seed Industry

Gerald Smith Water Treatment Plant Receives Partnership For Safe Water Award


Manada Conservancy Celebrates 80th Anniversary With Fall Hike Oct. 25

Columbia Borough Recognized Nationally For Making Walking Easier

Woodloch Resort Green Lodging Raises $15,000 For Delaware Highlands

Kettle Creek Corp. Honored By PA Recycling Markets Center With 2015 Heenan Award

LandStudies Specialist First Certified In MS4 Stormwater Program


DEP’s Heidi Kunka Honored With Greenest Apple Award By Green Building Council

5 Pennsylvania College/University Arboretums Make Top 50 List In U.S.

PA American Water: Winners Of Imagine A Day Without Water Photo Contest

Independent Review Hails Management Of Pennsylvania’s State Forests

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Honors 7 With Environmental Awards


PA Resources Council To Honor Environmental Leaders Nov. 12

Northeast PA Environmental Partners Held 25th Annual Awards Dinner In Wilkes-Barre

Winners of DEP Secretary’s Excellence Awards Honored In Ceremony

EPA Recognizes Philadelphia Prison System For Food Recovery Efforts

Aqua America Receives Green Vision Award From PENJERDEL


California, Northwest States Thank PA Firefighters For Helping Hand

Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Earns 2 Awards For Stream Buffers, Reducing Pollution

PA American Water Treatment Plant Completes 3rd Phase Of Partnership For Safe Water

PSU Extension Water Team Receives International Lake Management Society Award

Duquesne University’s Sustainability MBA Lands On Another Top 10 Listing


Weis Markets Becomes 2nd Food Retailer To Receive Grocery Stewardship Certification

Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge Highest Scoring Organizations Recognized

Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition 20th Anniversary Celebration

The Fight Against Litter By Walking Stick Productions Winner Of PRC Video Contest

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