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Artists Interpreting Climate Change, Part 3

Courtesy of Stacy Levy
by M. Travis DiNicola, Director of Development
PennFuture's Director of Development talks about the intersection of art and climate change. Read more

The Importance of Agriculture to Clean Water

by Taylor Nezat, Campaign Manager for Watershed Advocacy, PennFuture
The time has come for environmental organizations and agriculture groups to work together to address clean water issues. Read more

A Look at the 2018 Draft Integrated Water Quality Report

by Emily Rinaldi, Campaign Manager, Northeast Region, PennFuture
Pennsylvania is a water rich state with approximately 86,000 stream miles connecting more than 700,000 acres of lakes, bays, and wetlands. Protecting and monitoring such a high volume of the Commonwealth's waterways is a challenging but necessary task. Read more

PennFuture Submits Comments Opposing the Dirty Water Rule, Engages More Than 1,400 Citizens to Do the Same

by Abigail M. Jones, Staff Attorney
On Monday, April 15, PennFuture submitted public comments opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed revised definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. Read more

New Definition of “Waters of the United States” Threatens Clean Water Act Protections

by Abigail M. Jones, Staff Attorney
On February 14, 2019, the federal agencies tasked with regulating our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act – the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers – issued a new definition of “waters of the United States,” which will dramatically limit the protections of the Cle Read more

D.C. Visit Marks Success for the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Day on the Hill Lobby Day on March 6, 2019 with Senator Bob Casey.
by Taylor Nezat, Campaign Manager for Watershed Advocacy, PennFuture
PennFuture and clean water advocates from across Pennsylvania teamed up on March 6 for the annual Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC) Chesapeake Bay Day on the Hill. Read more

Final Farm Bill Signed into Law Marks Big Win for Conservation

by Ezra P. Thrush, Director of Policy, PennFuture
PennFuture's Policy Director explains how the bill will impact people across the state. Read more

Reducing Methane Pollution Requires Action Now

by Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture Energy Center
A look at the latest steps being taken to reduce methane pollution in PA. Read more

Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

A guest blog explores some of the sites funded by LWCF. Read more

Scrooge and Year End Giving

by M. Travis DiNicola, Director of Development
Do you make your donation at the end of the year? Read more

Despite Trump, We Will Act on Climate

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo discusses the latest report on climate. Read more

Giving Thanks for Open Spaces and Fighting for LWCF

by Kelsey Krepps, Western PA Outreach Coordinator
The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects some of our most precious lands. Read more

Gratitude as an Attitude

by M. Travis DiNicola, Director of Development
Director of Development M. Travis DiNicola discusses Thanksgiving, and what it means to him. Read more

Clean Water Advocacy Workshop Teaches Participants to Take Action

by Taylor Nezat, Campaign Manager for Watershed Advocacy, PennFuture
PennFuture and Trout Unlimited recently partnered during an event in Harrisburg. Learn more! Read more

Our Pocono Waters Forum Educates Community on Clean Streams

by Emily Rinaldi, Campaign Manager, Northeast Region, PennFuture
Emily Rinaldi, PennFuture's Campaign Manager for the Northeast Region, provides a recap of a recent event. Read more

Legislative Session Closes with Significant Environmental Fight

by Ezra P. Thrush, Director of Policy, PennFuture
An update from PennFuture's Director of Policy Ezra P. Thrush. Read more

PennFuture Celebrates Legal Victory for Exceptional Value Streams

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo discusses the latest legal victory in the Poconos. Read more

With New Climate Report Issued, PennFuture Continues Legacy of Work

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
We will continue to fight climate change as a new report makes dire predictions. Read more

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