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Over 1,160 Stories On Thousands Of PA Environmental Stewards, 160 In 2016

Since June of 2004, the PA Environment Digest has printed over 1,160 stories about thousands of businesses, farmers, schools, local governments, students of all ages, nonprofit groups, organizations and individuals just like you recognized for doing great things to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s environment in every corner of the Commonwealth.

Here are the 160 stories we published during 2016.

Will we find YOU on this list in 2017?

KPB: 14,000 Volunteers In PA Collect 1 Million Pounds Of Trash In Coastal Cleanup

Zero Waste PA Served Over 700,000 People In Western PA During 2015

Game Commission Recognized With National Award For Providing Hunter Access

Partnership For Safe Water Recognizes 4 PA American Water Treatment Plants

DEP Reports On 2015 Accomplishments To Protect Air, Land, Water, Public Health

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Announces 2016 Award Winners

Susquehanna River’s North Branch Named PA River Of The Year

Harrisburg Weis Market Signage Highlights Environmental Initiatives

Energy-Efficient PECO Customers Saved $500 Million With PECO Smart Energy Ideas

Keep PA Beautiful: 590,500 Volunteers Removed 7.5 Million Pounds Of Trash In 2015


KPB Recognizes Volunteers In Allegheny, Blair, McKean, Mifflin, Philadelphia Counties

2015 Winners Of Lens On Litter Photo Contest Announced By PA Resources Council

Reading Water Authority Plant Completes 3rd Phase Partnership For Safe Water

Former DER Chief Counsel John Carroll Receives Environmental & Energy Law Award

Keep PA Beautiful Earns National Recognition From Keep America Beautiful

PEC: 2015 Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition Accomplishments

Covanta’s 3rd Sustainability Report, Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions 18.2M Tons

PA’s Largest Wetlands Mitigation Bank In Washington County Nationally Recognized

West Penn Power Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Allegheny County Office Building Triples Waste Diversion Rate In One Year

PRC Honors 8 Organizations With Zero Waste Awards In Pittsburgh

Lebanon Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Earns National Recognition

America’s First African American Forester’s Legacy To Be Recognized April 4

Hugh Clark Receives Corps Of Engineer’s Volunteer Award For Water Trail Work

Standing Stone Trail In Central PA Named 2016 Trail Of The Year

DEP, Partners Receive National Awards For Anti-Litter Campaigns

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners Awards Program March 31 In Philadelphia

In Memoriam: Former Senator William J. Stewart, Land Recycling Bill Sponsor

Carol Collier Named To American Institute Of Certified Planners College Of Fellows

Kennett Twp Wins 2016 Growing Greener Communities Award In Chester County

Huntingdon, Juniata, Perry and Mifflin County Tire War Receives National Award

Keep PA Beautiful Programs, Local Affiliates Earn National Recognition

PA Environmental Educators Recognize 2016 Award Winners

DEP’s Michael Korb Recognized By Interstate Mining Compact Commission

Fish & Boat Commission Celebrates 150th Anniversary March 30

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Centre County, DCNR Green Park Award Winner

12 Schools In PA Recognized In National Recycle Bowl Competition

Sister Pat Lupo Honored With Women In Conservation Award In Erie

Winners Of 2016 Governor’s Award For Environmental Excellence Announced

Tribune-Review: John Linkes, Armstrong County, Receives National River Heroes Award

PECO Earns LEED Green Building Certification For Philadelphia HQ

2015 Manure Expo Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Dominion, PEC Announce Western PA Environmental Award Winners

DCNR Honors Exemplary Volunteer Service At State Parks in Blair, Venango Counties

PRC: Let’s Clear The Air Poster Contest Winners Chosen, Vote 4 People’s Choice

Keep PA Beautiful’s Annual Report On 2015 Activities Now Available

Saint Vincent College Named Champion Of National RecycleMania Competition

Pennsylvania Society To Honor Patrick J. Solano With Distinguished Citizen Award

PA Wilds Team: 11 Receive PA Wilds Champion Awards

Philadelphia Prison System Receives Accolades From EPA For Food Recovery

Centre County Honors 55 Green Businesses, Schools And Organizations

Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

In Memoriam: Albert F. Moran, Co-Founder Independence Conservancy

PBS: Fairmount Park Philadelphia, 1 Of 10 Parks That Changed America

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Wins 2016 Arbor Day Foundation Recognition

Earth Day In Monroe County, A Reunion Of Environmental Pioneers

PSU Student Michael Cavazza Wins Society Of Petroleum Engineers Regional Contest

Southmoreland High School Wins Westmoreland County Envirothon

PA Environmental Council Honored With Friend Of French Creek Award

Schuylkill Action Network Announces Winners Of Schuylkill Street Art Contest

Schuylkill Action Network Recognizes 3 Schools For Protecting Drinking Water

PAEP: Carol Collier & Natural Lands Trust Win Karl Mason & Walter Lyon Awards

Lacawac Sanctuary To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Farm To Plate Dinner Aug. 13

AE Works Of Pittsburgh Recognized By Duquesne’s Center For Green Industries

EPA Recognizes PA Small Business Development Center Environmental Help Program

PA Chapter National Assn. Of Water Companies Honors Rep. Maher

Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Earns Arbor Day Foundation’s Good Steward Award

Berks County Students Paint The Rain (Barrels) Competition For Earth Day

Award Winner: Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program

Kinzua Sky Walk Named 1 Of 10 Most Beautiful Sky Walks In The World

Award Winner: Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance

Keep PA Beautiful Applauds Pennsylvania Winners Of 2016 RecycleMania

DEP Oil & Gas Staff Participate In Sustainable Energy Workshop In Mongolia

Philadelphia Celebrates 5 Years Of Green City, Clean Waters

PEC’s Patrick Starr Receives Delaware River City Corp’s Outstanding Service Award

Kelly Gutshall, LandStudies, Named Central Penn Business Journal Woman Of Influence

PA’s Outdoor Recreation Plan Recognized As Nation’s Best For 2nd Time

Keep PA Beautiful’s Electronic Waste Recycling Website Recognized With National Award

Award Winner: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Immersing People In Outdoor Wonders

Award Winner: Ed Schroth, Duquesne University, Environmental Educator, Biologist

West Lampeter Twp Honored By PA Land Trust Assn For Conservation Leadership

PA Land Trust Assn Honors Fmr DCNR Secretary John Oliver With Leadership Award

Tom Ridge Environmental Center Marks 10th Anniversary In Erie

Winners Of 2016 Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation Contest Announced

Award Winner: Garden Club Of Allegheny County

Award Winner: Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance, Butler County

PA American Water Plant In Dauphin County Achieves Highest Level Of Performance

Penncrest High School, Delaware County Wins 2016 PA Envirothon

Independence Conservancy Receives Washington County Foundation President’s Award

KPB Thanks 1,000s Of Volunteers Participating In 2016 Great American Cleanup Of PA

DEP's Bruno Named To The 2016 Class Of Erie's 40 Under 40

3 PA Schools Named U.S. Dept. of Education’s 2016 Green Ribbon Schools

PA American Water Receives 17 National Awards For Excellence In Water Quality

Centre County Mine Reclamation Project Wins Reforestation Award

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

Covanta’s John Waffenschmidt Honored By Chester Environmental Partnership

DCNR Honors Employees With Secretary’s Achievement Awards

Dr. Colson E. Blakeslee Memorial Natural Area Dedicated In Elk County

EPA Recognizes Veterans Affairs Medical Center In Altoona For E-Waste Recycling

Dawes’ Huntingdon Farm Named Regional Environmental Stewardship Winner

Manada Conservancy Notes 20th Anniversary With Music Over The Mountain Sept. 25

Sustainable Energy Fund Honors Ron Celentano With Lifetime Achievement Award

Schuylkill Action Network Unveils Student’s Stormwater Street Art

69th Annual PA Conservation District Conference & Awards Program A Success

PACD: 5 Pennsylvania Farms Receive Clean Water Farm Awards

PA Chapter American Planning Assn. Recognizes 4 Great Greenways, Trails In PA

White House Honors Centre County Elementary Students, Pittsburgh H.S. Student

PA Horticultural Society 2017 Gold Medal Plant Winners

DCNR’s Nature Inn At Bald Eagle Wins USA Today 10Best Eco-Friendly Resort Voting

Raccoon Creek Watershed Put On PA Rivers Conservation Registry

SustainPHL’s Winners Of Sustainability Awards To Be Celebrated Aug. 18

PA Resources Council Announces 4 Winners Of Environmental Stewardship Awards

Northeast Environmental Partners Announce Winners Of Environmental Awards

McKinley Park Pittsburgh Receives Great Urban Parks Grant

Feature: Hiker Karen Verchimak Completes Quest To Hike In Every PA State Park

Covanta Named One Of Top 200 Carbon Clean Companies Worldwide

Philadelphia Water Tackles Climate Change, Named Sustain PHL Climate Hero

PA Coal Alliance Recognizes Exemplary Mine Reclamation Projects

PA Farmland Preservation Program Reaches New Milestone: Preserves 5,000th Farm

Brodhead Watershed Assn Honors Craig Todd, Monroe Planning Commission Sept. 30

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Releases Complete List Of Photo Contest Winners

Recycling Group Honors Covanta’s Meg Morris, PA Recycling Markets Center Director

Westmoreland County Conservation District Presents Conservation Awards Sept. 14

EPA Recognizes Weis Markets, Giant Eagle For Climate Leadership

Hershey Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For 4th Consecutive Year

Erie’s Elena Prenovitz Selected For Keep America Beautiful Youth Advisory Council

DCNR Dedicates Observation Area At Shikellamy State Park In Honor Of Franklin Kury

PECO Recognized With Delaware Valley Green Building Council Groundbreaker Award

DEP’s Eric Cavazza Receives National Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award

Greene, Luzerne County Reclamation Projects Recognized By Office Of Surface Mining

Fish & Boat Commission Historical Marker To Be Dedicated Oct. 12 At Harrisburg HQ

PA Horticultural Society Announces 2016 Gardening & Greening Award Winners

2016 Chesapeake Bay Forest Champions Honored, 3 From Pennsylvania

Dedication Of Historical Marker To Honor Firefighters Who Died in 1938 Wildfire Oct. 19

Penn Nursery In Centre County Renamed In Honor Of Mira Lloyd Dock

Lackawanna State Forest District Dedicated In Honor Of Gifford Pinchot

DEP Northwest Regional Office Building Receives Energy Star Label Certification

Heenan Award: Lancaster Authority Uses Recycled Glass To Help Save Chesapeake Bay

PA Horticultural Society Honors Champion Of Community Gardens

Presque Isle State Park Receives Erie’s Choice Award As Best Local Attraction

Pittsburgh 2030 District Reaches 100th Property Partner— YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

Central PA Green Building Chapter Names Penn State Sustainable Leader Of The Year

Central PA Green Building Chapter Names Winners Of Forever Green Awards

Weis Markets: 12 Centre County 5th Grade Students Win Recycling Poster Contest

PA Institute Of Architects Honors Philadelphia Green City, Clean Waters Program

PUC’s Powelson Elected President, National Assn Of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Weis Markets, Ahold USA, PepsiCo Among EPA’s First Food Loss & Waste Champions

Stroud Water Research Center Celebrates Park Service’s Commitment To Fresh Water

Schuylkill Center For EE Honors Carole Williams-Green For Cobbs Creek Work

EPA Recognizes Food Recovery Challenge Participants, Ursinus College In PA

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Announces Winners Of 2016 Photo Contest

Penn State Named Silver Bicycle Friendly University, Joining 6 Other PA Schools

Year in Review: DCNR Expands Economic Impact of State Forests, Parks

DEP Wins 2016 PA Excellence In Technology Award For Network Innovations

PUC Marks 20th Anniversary Of Electric Competition, 14 Consecutive Months Of Growth

DEP: National Mine Land Reclamation Award To Amerikohl For Beaver County Quarry

Exelon Recognized For Transparency In Environmental Practices, Sustainability Programs

B.R. Kreider & Son Recognized For Floodplain Restoration Project In Lancaster County

Brodhead TU Chapter Volunteers Contributed Over 1,600 Hours Across Monroe County

Year In Review: DEP Puts Miners To Work, Protects Air, Water, Boosts Energy Economy

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