Barbara Bott Appointed Board Member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Wed, Jun 22nd 2011, 09:19. Filed under News Releases.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 21, 2011 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has appointed Barbara H. Bott to its board of directors. Members of the WPC board elected Bott during the Conservancy’s recent Annual Meeting.

Barbara Bott

“I have had a lifelong interest in the natural world. I was raised on a dairy farm in northern NJ, and roamed the land there. I also had a very good high school biology teacher who inspired me,” said Bott. “I am concerned about the health of Western Pennsylvania’s waterways for the area's potable water supply and for recreation.” 

Bott, a former biology teacher, lives in Foxburg, Pa. along the Allegheny River, with her husband, Bob Jennings. They have been members of the Conservancy since 1984. Bott is active in the community, including serving as a volunteer and supporter of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Carnegie Museums and Phipps Conservatory.  

“We are pleased that Barbara has joined the board of directors. She is a perfect addition to the leadership of the Conservancy because of her science background, leadership skills and her passion for conservation and the environment,” said Thomas Saunders, WPC president and CEO.

Bott joins a 27-member board that oversees the Conservancy’s finances, strategic direction and policies.

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About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved nearly 230,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 12,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit

Media contact:
Eric Sloss
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358


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