Watershed Conservation Program Office Opens in Indiana County
Fri, Sep 30th 2011, 13:28. Filed under News Releases.
Indiana, Pa. – Sept. 30, 2011 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s (WPC) Watershed Conservation Program will welcome the public to its new office in Indiana County with an open house event on October 6.
“We are excited to officially open the doors to our new Watershed Conservation Program office in Indiana,” said Nick Pinizzotto, associate vice president of WPC’s Watershed Conservation Program.
Beginning at noon, the Watershed Conservation Program will provide tours of the new office, located at 1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101, and present information about its program; desserts and beverages will be served. The Conservancy will host a formal presentation by WPC leadership and local dignitaries at 5:30 p.m.
The new location better accommodates staff members and the scientific equipment needed for fieldwork. Resources, including a conference room with state-of-the-art technology, will be available for use by community watershed groups as well.
The new offices also provide a science laboratory and close proximity to Indiana University faculty and students. “We have enjoyed a great partnership with Indiana University of Pennsylvania over the years, and this move adjacent to campus will only increase the possibilities of how we will work together in the future,” Pinizzotto said.
“In addition, the new location will allow us to grow our program, demonstrating the Conservancy’s commitment to protecting and restoring watersheds with the help of our many grassroots partners,” he added.
WPC’s Watershed Conservation Program celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. What started as a technical assistance program for watershed groups around the region has grown to include a full range of services to the community including watershed conservation plans, watershed restoration projects, bathymetry initiatives, water trail mapping, algae studies and many others.
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 more than 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, which 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 WaterLandLife.org.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy