WPC Plans Informational Session for Tubmill Creek Area Landowners

Fri, Feb 13th 2009, 13:10. Filed under News Releases.

Ligonier, Pa. – February 13, 2009 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) invites landowners living on or near Tubmill Creek in Westmoreland County to attend an informational session about Tubmill Creek on Thursday, February 26 at 7 p.m., at the Antiochian Village Conference Center, six miles north of Ligonier along Route 711.

 During the session, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) staff members will describe what makes Tubmill Creek an important resource in our region. In addition, staff members will discuss the many options available to landowners who wish to conserve the land and water resources of their property, and will describe how WPC can work collaboratively with landowners to accomplish mutual conservation goals.

“Tubmill Creek provides high-quality habitat for aquatic life, and is a great recreational resource for fishing,” said Ben Wright, Assistant Director of WPC’s Watershed Conservation Program. “Our goal is to protect and enhance this resource for future generations. Many landowners in the area share this goal and by working together we can achieve significant results.”

The session will take place from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. with time for discussion and questions after WPC’s presentation. Refreshments from Antiochian Village’s kitchen will be provided.

Anyone who would like to know more about the Tubmill Creek informational session or WPC’s conservation efforts in the Laurel Highlands is encouraged to contact Mike Kuzemchak, WPC’s Laurel Highlands Program Director, at (724) 238-2492 or by email at mkuzemchak@paconserve.org.

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