Proposed State Budget Falls Short

Proposed State Budget Falls Short

For Immediate Release:  February 7, 2017

GROWING GREENER COALITION: WOLF BUDGET FALLS SHORT IN PROTECTING WATER AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget:

“Governor Wolf’s proposed budget falls short when it comes to protecting Pennsylvania’s water, land, forests, parks, trails and other natural resources, and the economic benefits and jobs they provide.  

“Any transfers …

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Coalition Applauds Growing Greener Grants

Coalition Applauds Growing Greener Grants

For Immediate Release:  December 15, 2016

GROWING GREENER COALITION APPLAUDS CONSERVATION & RECREATION GRANTS, CAUTIONS THAT FUNDING IS AT ALL-TIME LOW

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in Pennsylvania, today applauded the state for awarding $45 million in grants to support conservation and recreation projects across the Commonwealth.

However, the Coalition cautioned that funding for these critical projects is at an all-time low and called on the Governor and Legislature to take action.

“The Pennsylvania Growing Greener …

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Executive Director Notes: Finding the Green Updated

Executive Director Notes: Finding the Green Updated

Executive Director Notes: Finding the Green

Dear Coalition Supporters and Friends:

I’m happy to report that following months of updates and re-designs, the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition’s guide to Finding the Green is once again available with updated information!

As more funding programs are developed and current programs depleted or eliminated, it has become increasingly difficult for non-profits and local governments to understand and access existing funding opportunities.

Finding the Green is meant to help.

The purpose of this single-source guide is to provide an overview of funding opportunities that may benefit …

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Senator Killion Introduces Growing Greener III Legislation

Senator Killion Introduces Growing Greener III Legislation

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 28, 2016

SEN. KILLION, PA GROWING GREENER COALITION ANNOUNCE INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WATER, LAND & OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES

 

(HARRISBURG, PA) Sen. Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to create a Growing Greener III program and provide $315 million in annual investments to protect the state’s water, land and other natural resources.

“Our goal is to establish a Growing Greener III framework that the Governor and Legislature can embrace to renew …

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Coalition Applauds Nomination of Patrick McDonnell

Coalition Applauds Nomination of Patrick McDonnell

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 21, 2016 

PA GROWING GREENER COALITION APPLAUDS NOMINATION OF PATRICK MCDONNELL AS DEP SECRETARY  

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to Gov. Wolf’s nomination of Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP):

“Patrick McDonnell is an excellent and thoughtful choice as DEP Secretary; an individual who cares deeply about Pennsylvania’s environment and who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. The …

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Coalition Releases Growing Greener III Package

Coalition Releases Growing Greener III Package

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 19, 2016 

PA GROWING GREENER COALITION UNVEILS BLUEPRINT FOR GROWING GREENER III PROGRAM
Plan Details Need for Protecting Pennsylvania’s Water, Land & Other Natural Resources

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation, and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today unveiled its blueprint for a statewide Growing Greener III program.

The proposed plan details the need for $315 million in annual investments to ensure Pennsylvanians continue to have access to clean water, parks and trails, green open …

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Coalition Names Three New Executive Committee Members

Coalition Names Three New Executive Committee Members

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 13, 2016

 

PA Growing Greener Coalition Names Three New Executive Committee Members
Organization Ramping Up for Growing Greener III Program

 (HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation, and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today announced the appointment of the following three new members to its executive committee:

Tim Herd, CPRE, executive director, Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society
Andrew Loza, executive director, Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Marci Mowery, president, Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation

“We look forward to the wealth …

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Coalition Statement on State Budget: Keep Pennsylvania Growing Greener

Coalition Statement on State Budget: Keep Pennsylvania Growing Greener

For Immediate Release:  July 14, 2016

 Coalition Statement on Budget Agreement: Keep PA Growing Greener

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to the state budget agreement.

“We are pleased that the Governor and General Assembly have reached a bipartisan budget agreement that allows Pennsylvania to move forward.

“The Coalition is thankful that funding for the state’s Heritage Areas has been restored …

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Coalition Applauds CFA Grants

Coalition Applauds CFA Grants

For Immediate Release:  July 6, 2016

 

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Applauds CFA Grants, Calls for
Renewed Investment in Growing Greener Program

 (HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation, and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today applauded the Commonwealth Finance Authority’s (CFA) recent approval of more than $17 million in environmental grants and called for renewed investment in the state’s Growing Greener program.

The grants support 118 Act 13 projects funded through the Marcellus Legacy Fund for statewide initiatives that include …

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Coalition Applauds Administration’s Announcement of Growing Greener Grants

Coalition Applauds Administration’s Announcement of Growing Greener Grants

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2016

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Applauds Wolf Administration’s Announcement of Growing Greener Grants

Renews Call for Increased Funding to Protect and Preserve Water Resources

 

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to the recent announcement by Gov. Wolf that 114 projects will receive a total of $25.1 million in Growing Greener funding through the …

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