It is with great sadness that the Pennsylvania Resources Council announces the sudden passing of our Executive Director Bob Jondreau.
Bob has been an integral part of PRC for more than two decades, originally serving as a Board Member (including holding the office of President) before becoming Executive Director in 2010. Bob has led PRC through a decade that has seen both many opportunities and challenges for environmental organizations, and has worked diligently to build on PRC’s long tradition of leadership through innovative programs and partnerships.
We offer our deepest sympathies to Bob’s wife Joanne and the Jondreau Family. The Board and Staff of PRC will carry on the important conservation work to which Bob had a lifetime dedication.
Please find Bob Jondreau’s Obituary here.
Under the leadership of Bob Jondreau, PRC’s accomplishments included:
- PRC launched the “Let’s Tackle Recycling Program,” a tailgate recycling effort at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. This program continued in 2011 at Philadelphia Eagles home game and at the 2011 Winter Classic Game in Pittsburgh and won PRC a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence
- PRC launched Scenic Pittsburgh to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic beauty of the region.
- The expansion of Zero Waste Pittsburgh to Zero Waste Pennsylvania and the initiation of the Zero Waste Pennsylvania Awards.
- PRC launched, ReuseFest, a one-day collection event for materials destined for reuse.
- The organization launched groundbreaking and innovative watershed stewardship and stormwater initiatives with the Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative. PRC initiated the Stream Smart Stormwater House Call Audit Program and conducted 45 audits in the Darby/Cobbs watershed to educate property owners on best practices to manage stormwater and protect local water quality.
- PRC launched the Northside Keeps it Clean Initiative with Allegheny CleanWays to educate and encourage residents to become more active recyclers and to fight litter in their communities.
- The “Not In Philly” project became the first online “adopt-a-block” volunteer-driven, neighborhood litter clean-up initiative in Pennsylvania, and was nominated for a Sustain PHL Award.
- PRC assumed operation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling Hotline, which provides community members with resources to locate responsible and local recycling options.
- PRC celebrated the 15th anniversary of its hard-to-recycle and household chemical events in 2017, which collected 700,000+ pounds of electronic waste, tires, household chemicals and more in 2017.
- PRC hosted successful Act 101 recycling roundtables at both ends of the Commonwealth that engaged recycling industry stakeholders and local citizens in discussions about the future of funding recycling in Pennsylvania.