Address Change: WPC Plans Forums for Casselman River Water Trail, Recreation Guide

Fri, Sep 4th 2009, 11:47. Filed under News Releases.

Blairsville, Pa. – September 4, 2009 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) will hold public forums this month for Somerset County communities that surround the Casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek. At these forums, community residents will discuss important features of the stream, local points of interest, and recreational opportunities available throughout the area. This input will assist in the development of the Casselman River Water Trail and Recreation Guide – a unique map and guide to the area’s natural resources and recreational opportunities.

If you live or work in the area, own a business or property, enjoy outdoor recreation, or are interested in natural resources, historic preservation or tourism, please plan to attend one of these meetings beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at the Rockwood High School Auditorium, 437 Somerset Ave, Rockwood, PA 15557
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at the Confluence United Methodist Church, 525 Hughart Street, Confluence, PA 15424
  • Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Meyersdale High School Main Meeting Room, 1349 Shaw Mines Road, Meyersdale, PA 15552

This project is funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. Local partners include Somerset Conservation District, Casselman River Watershed Association, Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, Mountain Watershed Association, Chestnut Ridge Trout Unlimited, Somerset County Planning Department, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Allegheny Trail Alliance, Trail Town Program, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, DCNR Bureau of State Parks, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Southern Alleghenies Resource Conservation and Development Council, and Southern Alleghenies Conservancy.

For more information, please contact Kylie Maland at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Watershed Conservation Program at (724) 459-0953 ext. 115 or




About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC established six state parks and has conserved nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. 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 8,300 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,300 members. For more information, visit


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Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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