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Governor Wolf Awards Governor’s Award for Excellence to DEP Employee Dedicated to Clean Air

05/20/2022
Governor Tom Wolf has awarded the Governor’s Award of Excellence to the Department of Environmental Protection Air Quality Engineer Vince Pascucci for his work to fight climate change and protect and improve air quality throughout Pennsylvania.

ADVISORY – MIDDLEBURG – MONDAY – DEP to Tour Streambank Stabilization Project Under Construction at Shirk Farms

05/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will visit Shirk Farms on Monday to tour a streambank stabilization project under construction and discuss the importance of stream work and agricultural best management practices (BMPs) as part of the Snyder Countywide Action Plan to improve local water quality in Pennsylvania’s share of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania

05/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Saturday, May 21, 2022, in the following areas of Pennsylvania:<br><br>• The Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia; <br>• The Lehigh Valley-Berks Area, which includes the counties of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton; and <br>• The Susquehanna Valley Area, which includes the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York.

ADVISORY – WARREN – SATURDAY – “Save the Rain” Educational Workshop to Highlight Rain Barrels

05/19/2022
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff will be attending the Warren County Conservation District’s “Save the Rain” workshop. The event, which was partially funded by a DEP Environmental Education Grant, is designed to use rain barrel art to pique interest in reducing nonpoint source pollution. The event will be held at Ekey’s Florist &amp; Greenhouse in Warren, Pa. (Warren County).

DEP to Hold Informal Public Conference on Mining Permit Application for Westmoreland County

05/16/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a virtual informal public conference to discuss a major permit modification application submitted by LCT Energy LP to amend its Rustic Ridge #1 Mine (permit #65131301). The mine is located within Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, and Saltlick Township, Fayette County.

DEP Coastal Zone Grant Aids Erie Bird Observatory

05/13/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northwest Regional Director Erin Wells and colleagues today visited Fry’s Landing on Presque Isle State Park to get a firsthand look at how the Erie Bird Observatory utilizes a 2022 DEP Coastal Zone Grant, issued earlier this year.

Wolf Administration, Sen. Bob Casey Highlight Importance of Infrastructure Act and Abandoned Mine Reclamation for Pennsylvania

05/13/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey today toured the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area in Shamokin to highlight how abandoned mine reclamation projects can benefit local economies and communities. The Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act will provide an additional $244 million for abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation in 2022 alone.

Harrisburg’s Newest Peregrine Falcons Banded at Rachel Carson State Office Building

05/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission banded Harrisburg’s newest peregrine falcons today. A recording of the banding is available on DEP’s Facebook page <a href="http://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDEP/">www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDEP/</a>.

ADVISORY – ERIE – FRIDAY – DEP Coastal Zone Grant Aids Erie Bird Observatory

05/12/2022
On Friday, May 13, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will visit the Erie Bird Observatory’s bird banding station at Fry’s Landing on Presque Isle State Park. The program is partially funded by a DEP Coastal Zone Grant, issued earlier this year. Erie Bird Observatory Executive Director Sarah Sargent, and team, will be banding birds with a special small VHF radio transmitter. These transmitters offer information as to how long birds are staying and utilizing Presque Isle’s habitat and which direction they are going when they leave.

Wolf Administration Announces Local Climate Action Training Provided to 121 More Municipalities

05/11/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced today that 12 participants, representing 121 municipalities, have completed the 2021–2022 DEP Local Climate Action Program, conducting inventories of local greenhouse gas emissions and developing plans to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change risk in their communities. Video and photos of the event will be available later today at PAcast.

ADVISORY – THURSDAY – Pennsylvania to Host Falcon Banding Livestream Event

05/11/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host an educational livestream event featuring the banding of the Harrisburg falcon nestlings on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM. The event will be livestreamed at the DEP Facebook page at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDEP/">https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDEP/</a>&nbsp;

DEP to Announce Local Climate Action Training Provided for 121 More Municipalities

05/10/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will announce that 12 participants, representing 121 municipalities, have completed the 2021–2022 DEP Local Climate Action Program.

DEP to Host Public Hearing Regarding Lackawanna Energy Center’s Air Permit Application

05/10/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, regarding Lackawanna Energy Center’s (LEC) application for an Air Quality Title V Operating Permit to continue operating its natural gas-fired energy facility in Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County. The meeting will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Valley View High School, 1 Columbus Dr., Archbald, PA 18403.

Wolf Administration Announces $17.9 Million Available for Community Water Quality Improvement

04/29/2022
Proposed Growing Greener III would accelerate local water quality efforts

Wolf Administration Awards Nearly 160 County and Municipal Governments Funding for Waste and Recycling Programs

04/27/2022
Nearly 160 county and municipal governments will be getting a boost to their recycling and leaf-collection programs this year, thanks to $30.5 million in Recycling Development and Implementation Grants from the Wolf Administration.

Wolf Administration Honors 15 Projects Statewide with 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

04/26/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today honored 15 projects done by schools, businesses, and community organizations around the state with the 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.

Pennsylvania Enters the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

04/22/2022
Participating in the multi-state initiative will cut pollution and fight climate change

DEP Showcases City of Reading’s Local Climate Action for Earth Day

04/21/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell joined city officials and volunteers today to showcase Reading’s local climate action. The city developed a plan through the DEP Local Climate Action Program and recently launched new street lighting, trash pickup, and other measures to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions.

Wolf Administration Announces 2022 Environmental Education Projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania

04/21/2022
DEP prioritized projects that focus on climate change, environmental justice, and water

Wolf Administration Announces 2022 Environmental Education Projects in Southcentral Pennsylvania

04/21/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today a total of $632,897 in environmental grant funds have been awarded to 63 projects, 50 of which engage youth and adults living or working within environmental justice areas. Grants were awarded to schools, institutions, conservation districts, and environmental and community organizations.

ADVISORY – READING – TOMORROW – DEP to Showcase City of Reading’s Local Climate Action for Earth Day

04/20/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join city officials and community volunteers to showcase Reading’s local climate action for Earth Day. The city developed a plan through the DEP Local Climate Action Program and recently launched new street lighting, trash pickup, and other measures to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions.

DEP Visits Kulpmont Veterans Memorial Park, Announces 2022 Environmental Education Grant Awards in Northcentral Pennsylvania

04/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today a total of $632,897 in environmental grant funds have been awarded to 63 projects statewide, 50 of which engage youth and adults living and/or working within environmental justice areas. Grants were awarded to schools, institutions, conservation districts, and environmental and community organizations.

Northwestern Organizations Benefit from DEP Environmental Education Grants

04/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today a total of $632,897 in environmental grant funds have been awarded to 63 projects, 50 of which engage youth and adults living and/or working within environmental justice areas. Grants were awarded to schools, institutions, conservation districts, and environmental and community organizations.

ADVISORY – GREENCASTLE – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Announce Funding for Environmental Education Projects

04/20/2022
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will announce funding for 10 environmental education projects in the southcentral region. Each year, DEP makes available to formal and informal educators funding to support a wide range of environmental education projects.

ADVISORY – LUZERNE COUNTY – THURSDAY – DEP To Announce Environmental Education Grant for Luzerne County School

04/20/2022
On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will visit the Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School to announce the 2022 Environmental Education Grants, including one awarded to the high school for an outdoor environmental education project. DEP will be on hand along with representatives from the school to discuss the project.

DEP Announces 2022 Black Fly Season with City Island Demonstration

04/19/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced its 2022 Black Fly Suppression Program today at Harrisburg’s City Island and provided a demonstration of the various tools, including a boat, used to decrease black fly populations across the commonwealth.

ADVISORY – KULPMONT – WEDNESDAY – DEP to Visit Kulpmont Veterans Memorial Park, Announce 2022 Environmental Education Grant Awards

04/19/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will visit Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday to announce the 2022 Environmental Education Grant Awards in DEP’s northcentral region, tour completed environmental projects that utilized past DEP grants onsite, and learn about upcoming projects planned within the park.

Wolf Administration Announces 2022 Environmental Education Projects in Southeastern Pennsylvania

04/19/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today a total of $632,897 in environmental grant funds have been awarded to 63 projects, 50 of which engage youth and adults living and/or working within environmental justice areas. Grants were awarded to schools, institutions, conservation districts, and environmental and community organizations.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – TUESDAY – DEP to Announce 2022 Black Fly Suppression Program at City Island

04/18/2022
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will visit City Island on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 to announce the 2022 black fly suppression season.
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