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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
August 29, 2011
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* Northeast Environmental Partners Announce Award Winners, October 27 Dinner

The winners of 21st Annual Environmental Partnership Awards were announced Tuesday by the Northeast Environmental Partners along with the winner of the Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award.

* Governor Declares Emergency, PEMA Urges Pennsylvanians To Prepare For Hurricane Irene

* PA Fuel Distributors Join Groups Asking EPA For Fuel Waivers As A Result Of Irene

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* House Republicans Examine Energy Mandates And Impacts On Consumers

* Rep. Baker To Introduce Bill To Include Natural Gas Lines In PA One Call

* August Environmental Synopsis Features GreenCircle Recycling Content Program

* Lehigh Valley Clean Water Summit Set For September 29

* ClearWater Conservancy Sponsors Wild and Scenic Film Festival September 22

* Penn State: Environmentally Friendly Horsekeeping Part 2

* New Book: Aquatic Plants Of PA, A Complete Reference Guide

* PEC Officially Joins National Green Infrastructure Partnership

* Family Fun Awaits at Delaware Coast Day September 10

Delight in the Delaware River at Pennsylvania Coast Day on September 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Philadelphia. Visitors can board the RiverLink Ferry for a free, round-trip tour of the Delaware River (while supplies last). They can also paddle Penn’s Landing in a kayak or swan boat for $8 to $10, and that's not all.  Click Here for a full list of attractions.

* Lt. Governor Says Marcellus Shale Industry Creating Jobs In Wilkes-Barre

* PUC Clarifies Decision On Laser Natural Gas Pipeline Case

* Keep PA Beautiful’s Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grant Winners Announced

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Thursday announced the 10 grant winners of their new Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program grants. 

* Hard To Recycle Collection Event At Pittsburgh Mills September 17

The PA Resources Council and Zero Waste Pittsburgh will hold a Hard To Recycle Collection event at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills on September 17.  Click Here for details.

* Registration Now Open For 2011 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference

Registration is now open for the 2011 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference to be held September 27-28 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona.

* PA Protects 1,425 More Acres Of Prime Farmland

* DEP Awards Nearly $517,000 In Clean Diesel Grants

* PA Chamber Hosts Regional Stormwater, Greenhouse Gas Storage Tank Conferences

* Tour The New Wind Project At Turkey Point September 17 In Lancaster County

The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and PPL Renewable Energy are inviting the public to tour the new Wind Project at Turkey Point in Conestoga, Pa to learn  more about wind energy.

* Students Can Win Free Registration For PA Environmental Professional's Conference Sept. 21-23

College students can enter to win a free registration for the upcoming PA Association of Environmental Professionals' Conference by submitting an article about their current research, a recent class paper or any article of interest dealing with the environment.

* DCNR Offers 2012 State Parks Calendar

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is pleased to offer a new 2012 16-month calendar featuring beautiful photography from Pennsylvania State Parks.  

* Elk County Visitor Center Gears Up For Elk Viewing Season

* Cameron County Artisan Center Boosts Economy

* State Parks Again Offering Early Canada Goose Hunting

* Participate In The 2011 Great PA Outdoor Challenge: September 10 To October 9

* PA Economic Development Association Sets Fall Conference October 3-5

The PA Economic Development Association will hold its annual conference in State College on October 3-5 at the Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference in State College.  Click Here for details on the agenda and registration information.

* All 4 Exelon Nuclear Plan Operate Safely Following Seismic Activity

* Spotlight - PSU: Eastern Earthquake Unusual But Not Remarkable

* DEP Notice To Bid On Mine Reclamation Projects In Armstrong, Butler, Clearfield Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice of the opportunity to bid on an abandoned mine reclamation project in Armstrong County, a mine reclamation project in Butler County and a third mine reclamation project in Clearfield County.

* Grants & Awards

* Quick Clips

* Marcellus Shale NewsClips

* Watershed NewsClips

* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

* Calendar Of Events

Upcoming legislative meetings, conferences, workshops, plus links to other online calendars. Meetings are in Harrisburg unless otherwise noted.  NEW means new from last week.  Go to the online Calendar webpage.

* Stories Invited

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