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About the Pennsylvania
Environmental Council

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is a respected voice for effective environmental policy and a sought-after partner for community projects that protect and restore the environment. Since 1970, residents, businesses, communities and policy makers have turned to us for solutions to environmental challenges. As a result of PECís work, Pennsylvanians enjoy healthier streams, greener communities and a safer environment.

One of PECís core beliefs is that Pennsylvanians who get outdoors and experience Pennsylvaniaís unique places will want to protect and care for them. This is why PEC develops regional hiking, biking and boating trails across the Commonwealth.

In the Greater Philadelphia region, we lead the effort to complete the East Coast Greenway (ECG), 50+ miles of paved, off-road walking and biking trail in Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties that will link to a 3,000 mile trail connecting cities along the entire east coast. The ECG is a trunk line in a proposed 750 mile regional trail network named the Circuit that PEC is committed to developing because regional trails will provide safe, low-cost, and convenient recreational and commuting opportunities for millions of resident in the Greater Philadelphia region.

One of PEC's core values is partnership, and we have worked with many partners to complete these trails, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Delaware River City Corporation, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Schuylkill River Development Corporation. PEC also works with state agencies such as the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and PennDOT, as well as local municipalities such as Bensalem, Bristol and Philadelphia to build trails.

Help us complete our vision of a completed network of walking and biking trails in Southeastern Pennsylvania!