Canoe Access Development Fund

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Canoe Access Development Fund (CADF) helps to make the region’s rivers and streams more accessible for outdoor recreation. The CADF operates by providing modest grants for developing access sites. WPC is currently working with partners on new projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways through this fund.

The Canoe Access Development Fund was established by longtime Conservancy members and outdoor enthusiasts Roy Weil and Mary Shaw, who believe in the importance of connecting people to nature through hands-on experiences.

To date, the CADF program has funded improvements at more than 35 locations across our region, working with a variety of partners including watershed associations, local government, economic development organizations and state agencies.

You can view featured access sites that were funded by the Canoe Access Development Fund along with information on suggested floats and paddles.

If you have any questions concerning the Canoe Access Development Fund, please contact Eli Long, WPC watershed manager, at or 724-471-7202 ext. 5105.