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137 More Stories In 2017 About Hundreds Of Great PA Environmental Stewards

Since June of 2004, the PA Environment Digest has printed over 1,297 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 137 stories we published during 2017.

Will we find YOU on this list in 2018?

PRC Announces 2016 Lens On Litter Photo Contest Winners, 2017 Contest Opens 

10,000 Friends To Recognize Drexel University, SEPTA, Philadelphia Water Dept. Jan. 24 

DEP’s Craig Burda Receives ECHO Award From Federal Office Of Surface Mining 

Western PA Environmental Lifetime Achievement Awards: John Dawes, John Schombert 

Dickinson College #4 In National AASHE Campus Sustainability Ranking 


DCNR Secretary: 2016 Was Exciting, Rewarding And Challenging 

Allegheny River Named Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year 

Nature Conservancy’s Mike Eckley Wins Natural Resource Education Champion Award 

Montour Trail Named Pennsylvania's 2017 Trail Of The Year 

Watch Anti-Graffiti Student Videoes In PA Parks & Forests Foundation Contest 


South Mountain Partnership Celebrates 10 Years 

DCNR Recognizes Black History And Its Connection To Conservation 

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Land Trust Accreditation Renewed 

Keep PA Beautiful, Local Affiliates Working In 14 Counties Earn National Recognition 

PA Resources Council Honors 10 Organizations With Zero Waste Awards In Pittsburgh 


PEMA Announces Winners Of Severe Weather Student Video Contest 

Winners Of 11th Annual PA Parks & Forests Foundation Awards Announced 

Jim Clark, McKean County, Receives Keep PA Beautiful President’s Award 

Aqua PA’s Roaring Creek Drinking Water Treatment Plant Receives National Honors 

Keep Erie County Beautiful Becomes Newest Keep America Beautiful Affiliate 


Brodhead Watershed Assn. Founder Edie Stevens Receives Lifetime Achievement Award 

5 Women To Receive 2017 Women In Conservation Awards On April 7

PEMA: Winning Turn Around, Don’t Drown Student PSA Now Airing

Keep America Beautiful 2016 Recycle-Bowl School Standings In Pennsylvania

PA Environmental Professionals Announce Winners Of Karl Mason, Walter Lyon Awards


Keith Welks Receives PA Bar Environmental & Energy Law Section Achievement Award

DEP, PennDOT Receive National Recognition From Keep America Beautiful

PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators 2017 Award Recipients Honored

DCNR Names The Watershed Farm, Westmoreland County, Green Park Award Winner

DCNR State Forester Daniel Devlin Earns Penn State Distinguished Alumni Honor


PA Historical & Museum Commission OKs Historian Markers, 2 Related To Environment

Marking The PUC’s 80th Anniversary Of Ensuring Safe, Reliable Utility Service

3 Entries From PA Make Viewer’s Choice Chesapeake Bay Photo Contest Voting

Stroud Water Research Center Honors Eagle Scout Payton Shonk For Education Kiosk

Dominion, PEC Announce Winners Of Western PA Environmental Awards, Lifetime Awards


PEMA: Winners Of Student Weather Safety Poster Contest Announced

Recyclebank Green Schools Program Funds 44 Eco Projects

KEEA Energy Education Fund Recognizes Schools Saving 2.9 Million Kwh Of Electricity

Reading-Based Penske Truck Leasing Collects 5th Straight EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

Winners Of Let’s Clear The Air Poster Challenge In Western PA, Vote For People’s Choice


House Congratulates PA National Guard For Army Environmental Sustainability Award

National Mining Hall Of Fame & Museum To Induct PA’s Tom Falkie

99 Streams Added To List Of Wild Trout Streams By Fish & Boat Commission

Pittsburgh 2030 District Saves Nearly $53 Million In Energy, $4 Million In Water Costs

Center for Responsible Shale Development Recertifies Shell, CONSOL Drilling Operations


Southmoreland High School Wins Westmoreland County Envirothon

Winners Of 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Honored At Dinner

KPB Affiliates In Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties Receive Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Stroud’s WikiWatershed Receives Governor’s Award For Environmental Excellence

DCNR Designates Dead Man’s Hollow In Allegheny County As Wild Plant Sanctuary


U.S. Dept. Of Education Names Green Ribbon Schools, 2 In PA

Keep PA Beautiful Report On Partner, Affiliate Accomplishments In 2016

Keep PA Beautiful, Local Affiliates Recognize Outstanding Volunteers, Groups

Three Winners Announced For The 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest

Frick Environmental Ed Center To Receive Green Building Alliance Leadership Award


Schuylkill Action Network Recognizes Miquon School Students In Montgomery County

PA Senior Environment Corps Honored With PAEP Walter Lyon Award

EPA’s Patti Kay Wisniewski Honored With James McGirr Kelly Award

PA Land Trust Assn. Honors Union County, Tom Kerr For Protecting Natural Resources

House, Senate Recognize 50th Anniversary Of Chesapeake Bay Foundation


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Receives International Accessibility Award For Silhouette Trail

Union County-Based Pik Rite Receives National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Keep Chester Beautiful, Delaware County, Becomes Newest Keep America Beautiful Affiliate

Dominion, PEC Honor Winners Of Western PA Environmental Awards, Lifetime Awards

Gov. Wolf Honors Forestry Wildfire Fighters For Combatting 16 Mile Fire In Pike, Monroe Counties


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Receives Highest Charity Navigator Rating For 3rd Year

D&L National Heritage Corridor Earns Smithsonian Institution Partnership

Local Partners, DCNR, DCED Celebrate Montour Trail As PA Trail Of The Year

Energy Efficiency Advocate Liz Robinson Steps Down After 33 Years Leading Energy Coordinating Agency In Philadelphia

Food Guy Adventures Offers Pittsburgh’s 1st Sustainability-Focused Food Tour On 3 Days This Summer


Slippery Rock Watershed: 20+ Years Of Reclamation, How The Waters Have Improved!

EPA Recognizes Dow Chemical, Montgomery County, With Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Tim Danehy Recognized With National Reclamationist Of The Year Award

Ardmore Students Devin & Roldan Kramer Win President’s Environmental Youth Award

PA American’s West Shore Regional Water Treatment Plant Recognized With National Award


Carol Collier Recognized With PEC’s Winsor Award In Philadelphia

Southwest PA Launches CEOs For Sustainability To Advance Economic, Social Prosperity For Region

Keep PA Beautiful Thanks Thousands Of Participants In 2017 Great American Cleanup Of PA

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

28 Fewer Illegal Dumpsites In Northeast PA Thanks To PEC, Partners & Many Volunteers


PA Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area In Northumberland Earns National Recognition

Delco, Philadelphia Schools Celebrated As U.S. Dept. Of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Cherry Springs State Park Nationally Recognized As Stargazing Site

Federal Facilities In Altoona, Wilkes-Barre Recognized For EPA Federal Green Challenge Achievements

Susquehanna Greenways: Winners Of 2017 Photo Contest, Vote On People’s Choice Winner


Ed Wytovich Receives 2017 Mayfly Award From PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation


Tom Grote Receives 2017 Mayfly Award At PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference

Premiere: Ned Smith Gone For The Day WITF Documentary Aug. 11 At Ned Smith Center, Dauphin County

DCNR Recognizes Employees Going Above And Beyond To Support Agency Mission

PA Resources Council: Pennsylvania’s Act 101 Recycling Law Turns 29!


Fmr DEP Engineer Mike Korb Honored By Society For Mining, Metallurgy And Exploration

DEP Mobile App For Oil & Gas Inspections Is Finalist In National Awards Program

Lacawac Sanctuary To Honor 4 With Lifetime Achievement Awards Aug. 12, Wayne County

PA’s Penncrest High School Team Winners Of International Envirothon Competition

Northeast PA Environmental Partners Announce 2017 Award Winners


Western PA Conservancy Earns National Land Trust Accreditation Renewal

Delaware County Recognizes Brandywine Conservancy For Preserving Land, Protecting Water

Pennsylvania’s AML Program Receives Top Honors In National Abandoned Mine Reclamation Awards

Delco Brothers, Philadelphia School Teacher Honored By EPA In Presidential Environmental Ed Awards Program

September 3: Happy 53rd Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act Of 1964!


A Horticultural Society, Philly Airport Announce Finalists In Landscape Design Competition

Westmoreland Conservation District Presents Outstanding Conservation Service Awards Sept. 13

In Memoriam: Dr. Douglas Ayers, Lifelong Active Conservationist In Northeast PA

Exelon Named To Dow Jones Sustainability Index For 12th Consecutive Year

DEP Earns ECOS Innovation Award For Brownfields To Playfields Program


Sustainable Pittsburgh Announces Winners Of The 2016-17 Green Workplace Challenge

Fort Indiantown Gap Environmental Program Wins 2016 Army Environmental Award For Sustainability

10,000 Friends Of PA Honors Smart Growth Projects, Leaders With Commonwealth Awards Dec. 7

Walter N. Heine, First Director Of OSM, Recognized For 34 Years Of Service To DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council

PA Horticultural Society Names Gardening & Greening Contest Winners


30th Anniversary Of Militia Hill Hawk Watch Celebrated At Fort Washington State Park

PJM Interconnection, Federal, State Officials Mark 90th Anniversary Of The Power Pool

PA Coal Alliance Recognizes Mining Companies For Exemplary Surface Mine Reclamation

Stroud Water Research Center: Prince Of Monaco: Watershed Should Bring Us Together

PA Resources Council To Honor 4 For Environmental Stewardship Nov. 9


Jim Lanning, Spring Creek Trout Unlimited Centre County, Wins National Honors

DCNR Names Weiser State Forest HQ After Fmr Sen. Edward Helfrick In Columbia County

PA’s Harvey Mine Team Places Second In 2017 National Coal Mine Rescue Contest

DEP Grant Application System Increasing Efficiency, Improving Review Timelines

DCNR OKs Delaware Watershed Conservation Plan, Adds Watershed To Rivers Registry


Officials Salute PA Outdoor Corps Accomplishments At Pinchot State Forest

Weis Markets Continues To Reduce Environmental Impact, Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Philly Green City, Clean Waters: 1,000 Greened Acres Keep Nearly 28 Million Gallons Of Polluted Runoff Out Of Rivers

Brodhead Chapter Trout Unlimited Volunteers Contributed Over 2,100 Hours Over Past Year, Plans For Next Year

PA Horticultural Society Honors Devoted Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibitor, Other Leaders


PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Named Government Lawyer Of The Year By PA Bar Association

PUC Joins Wolf Administration, State Agencies, Utilities To Highlight Importance Of Veterans In The Utility Workforce

15 Centre County 5th Grade Students To Be Honored On America Recycles Day Nov. 15

Berks County Master Watershed Stewards Receive County Award

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy In Philadelphia Receives NWF Green Flag Award


Abington Twp. Environmental Advisory Council Receives Montgomery County Award

Students Shine In Annual Westminster College Student Symposium On The Environment

Lycoming College's Hellbender Research Helps Advance Senate Bill For First Ever State Amphibian

(Photos: Top- TreeVitalize Urban Tree Planting, York Watershed Stewards, Bottom- PA Resources Council Stream Stewards, Berks County Farm Stewards)

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