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  • Millcreek rain garden wins governor's award

    Apr 07, 2014

    A rain garden at a Millcreek Township school has landed an Erie environmental organization an award from the governor. Environment Erie was one of 23 organizations involved in 19 projects that will receive the 2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Governor Corbett Announces 2014 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

    Apr 02, 2014

    HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 23 organizations involved in 19 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Executive Director of Environment Erie Receives Grassroots Citizen Advocate Award

    Mar 24, 2014

    You know what Lucille Ball had to say, "If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do." Amy Jo Smith is living proof of Lucille Ball's words: she is the Executive Director of Environment Erie, CEO of Eco-Cheeks (a cloth diaper business) and a full time mom.

  • St. George School rain garden is teaching tool

    Mar 12, 2014

    Eighth-graders at St. George School helped make the water that drains from the Walnut Creek watershed cleaner by installing an urban rain garden at their school along the 5100 block of Peach Street. By disconnecting a downspout from the storm sewer and diverting it to the new garden, they are collecting water that runs off the roof and allowing it to soak into the ground instead of rushing into nearby Walnut Creek untreated.

  • Erie, Crawford watershed projects get grants

    Jan 23, 2014

    Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that more than $20 million will go to projects in 40 counties. Local recipients include Environment Erie, the Edinboro Lake Watershed Association, Cochranton Borough and the Crawford County Conservation District.

  • Environment Erie holds workshop on septic systems

    Jan 02, 2014

    That sewage escaping from your leaking septic system could be leaching into your well water or making its way to the Lake Erie waters off Presque Isle State Park.

  • Friends of Ridge Center to present environmental award

    Oct 18, 2013

    A local group's commitment to the community's natural resources will be recognized this month with an award to be presented by Tom Ridge.

  • St. George students helping environment in Millcreek

    Sep 13, 2013

    Along busy Peach Street, partially hidden by pine trees, in a slight dip in the ground between St. George Catholic Church and St. George School, a new rain garden exists.

  • TREC water workshop tops

    Sep 05, 2013

    I found it important to attend a recent workshop at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center that focused on mitigating rainwater and runoff hazards. "Save the Rain for a Sunny Day" was organized by program manager Matt Pluta, of Environment Erie.

  • Up and Down a Creek

    Aug 19, 2013

    Environment Erie attracted a big crowd for a free workshop on Aug. 6 about the restoration of Cascade Creek. Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Environment Erie presented the program, which included a walking tour along the creek in Frontier Park.

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News

  • Millcreek rain garden wins governor's award

    Apr 07, 2014

    A rain garden at a Millcreek Township school has landed an Erie environmental organization an award from the governor. Environment Erie was one of 23 organizations involved in 19 projects that will receive the 2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Governor Corbett Announces 2014 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

    Apr 02, 2014

    HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 23 organizations involved in 19 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Executive Director of Environment Erie Receives Grassroots Citizen Advocate Award

    Mar 24, 2014

    You know what Lucille Ball had to say, "If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do." Amy Jo Smith is living proof of Lucille Ball's words: she is the Executive Director of Environment Erie, CEO of Eco-Cheeks (a cloth diaper business) and a full time mom.

  • St. George School rain garden is teaching tool

    Mar 12, 2014

    Eighth-graders at St. George School helped make the water that drains from the Walnut Creek watershed cleaner by installing an urban rain garden at their school along the 5100 block of Peach Street. By disconnecting a downspout from the storm sewer and diverting it to the new garden, they are collecting water that runs off the roof and allowing it to soak into the ground instead of rushing into nearby Walnut Creek untreated.

  • Erie, Crawford watershed projects get grants

    Jan 23, 2014

    Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that more than $20 million will go to projects in 40 counties. Local recipients include Environment Erie, the Edinboro Lake Watershed Association, Cochranton Borough and the Crawford County Conservation District.

  • Environment Erie holds workshop on septic systems

    Jan 02, 2014

    That sewage escaping from your leaking septic system could be leaching into your well water or making its way to the Lake Erie waters off Presque Isle State Park.

  • Friends of Ridge Center to present environmental award

    Oct 18, 2013

    A local group's commitment to the community's natural resources will be recognized this month with an award to be presented by Tom Ridge.

  • St. George students helping environment in Millcreek

    Sep 13, 2013

    Along busy Peach Street, partially hidden by pine trees, in a slight dip in the ground between St. George Catholic Church and St. George School, a new rain garden exists.

  • TREC water workshop tops

    Sep 05, 2013

    I found it important to attend a recent workshop at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center that focused on mitigating rainwater and runoff hazards. "Save the Rain for a Sunny Day" was organized by program manager Matt Pluta, of Environment Erie.

  • Up and Down a Creek

    Aug 19, 2013

    Environment Erie attracted a big crowd for a free workshop on Aug. 6 about the restoration of Cascade Creek. Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Environment Erie presented the program, which included a walking tour along the creek in Frontier Park.

44 articles total