WPC Plans Forums for McKean and Potter County Communities

Thu, Mar 12th 2009, 09:25. Filed under News Releases.

Blairsville, Pa. – March 12, 2009 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) will hold public forums this month for McKean and Potter County communities that surround the Allegheny River and its tributaries – Oswayo, Potato, and Tunungwant creeks – as well as neighboring communities. At these events, community residents will discuss the natural and community resources of the region and help to create a vision for the future of the region.

If you live or work in the area, own a business or land in the region, enjoy outdoor recreation, or are interested in natural resources, historic preservation, tourism, or community enhancement, please plan to attend one of these meetings.

Local support is critical to the success of this locally driven planning process. The public meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the Coudersport Elementary School Large Group Instruction Room, 802 Vine Street
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Home (VFW/American Legion), 4347 Route 155
  • Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Bradford Public Library, 67 West Washington Street

This project is funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. Local partners currently involved include: Upper Allegheny Watershed Association, Seneca Chapter of Trout Unlimited, McKean and Potter County Conservation Districts and Planning Departments, Penn State Cooperative Extension, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Pennsylvania Game Commission. Please consider joining this growing list of local collaborators.

For more information, please contact Kylie Daisley at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Freshwater Conservation Program at (724) 459-0953 ext. 115 or kdaisley@paconserve.org.


About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:

To date, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania. Now in its 77th year, Pennsylvania’s first conservancy continues to partner with grassroots organizations to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats.

WPC preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®, which was designed in 1935 and entrusted to the Conservancy in 1963 by Edgar Kaufmann jr. A symbol of living in harmony with nature, Fallingwater is open to the public and offers a wide variety of educational programs to its more than 135,000 annual visitors.

Each year, WPC plants and maintains community gardens and greening projects throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2008, WPC partnered with more than 8,300 volunteers and dozens of community organizations to plant 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.

Photos are available upon request.

Media contact:
Stephanie Kraynick
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358


The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.