News

WPC Easement Protects Forest and Wetland Communities
in the French Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 16, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 348 acres of forest and wetlands in Union Township, Erie County, through a conservation easement. The conservation easement—purchased from 730 Texas Timberlands...

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WPC Seeks Proposals for “Untold Stories” Project

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 9, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accepting proposals for a contract to provide cultural and historical research, reporting, interpretive education and training services for the “Untold Stories of Pennsylvania’s State Parks & Forests”...

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Plant a Native Tree at Home

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 9, 2022 – Trees do so much more than provide shelter from the elements and homes for wildlife. Their beauty calms us and can even increase a home’s property value. They reduce noise, heat, glare...

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Rain Garden System Expands Environmental Benefits,
Offers Opportunities to Teach Green Infrastructure

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 28, 2022 – As if on cue, storm clouds gathered and the skies opened as government and nonprofit leaders gathered today in Larimer to celebrate the installation of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s rain garden system...

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WPC Acquires 110 Acres of Forestland and Wetlands,
Adds to Conservation Areas in the French Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 27, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of two forested properties with stream frontage in Erie County—a 40-acre property in Union Township and 70 acres in Venango Township. The lands...

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The Fallingwater Soirée Is Back!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 13, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public back to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Fayette County during a special fundraising event, the...

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Looking for Fun Family Adventures? Visit These Five WPC Preserves

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 15, 2022 – Do you have a young nature enthusiast who loves to learn and explore? These five Western Pennsylvania Conservancy preserves, which feature trails that are short to moderate in length, are suited for...

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WPC Applies for Accreditation Renewal

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 13, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is currently applying for renewal of its accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. A public comment period is now...

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TAKE ACTION: Speak Up for Parks and Conservation!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 10, 2022 – Pennsylvania has a tremendous opportunity to make a game-changing investment in public lands and clean water. But your help is needed to make it happen! For more than two decades, the Growing...

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Timothy R. Thyreen: In Memoriam

The board and staff of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Conservancy Board Member Timothy R. Thyreen, who passed away on May 16 surrounded by his beloved family. Tim was a member of...

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MEDIA INQUIRIES

Carmen Bray
Director of Communications
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-586-2358
cbray@paconserve.org