News

WPC Protects Farm as Part of Its
Farmland Access Initiative

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Jan. 3, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has acquired farmland in Findley Township, Mercer County that will soon be available for lease to local farmers to grow crops or raise livestock as part of the Conservancy’s...

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Conservancy Protects 281 Acres in Somerset and Fayette Counties

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Dec. 20, 2018 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently protected nearly 300 acres in Somerset and Fayette counties near the summit of Laurel Ridge and many popular Laurel Highlands outdoor recreational destinations. The land will be...

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WPC Receives First Conservation Easement Donation
in Cameron County on 110 Acres

Shippen Township, Pa. – Dec. 18, 2018 – Joseph Wolfgang has ensured that his 110-acre property in Cameron County will remain permanently forested by donating a conservation easement to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today. The Shippen Township property is...

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WPC Expands Toms Run Nature Reserve to 369 acres

A new trail, ADA-accessible path and parking area will open next year   Pittsburgh, Pa. – Dec. 17, 2018 – Located approximately 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Toms Run Nature Reserve in Kilbuck Township, Allegheny...

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WPC to Plant Trees in Memory of the
Tree of Life Synagogue Victims

The board and staff of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy extend their heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the Tree of Life synagogue victims, the congregation’s members and all of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community. As we heal together as...

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WPC Acquires Acres along Route 30
within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed

Ligonier Township, Pa. – Nov. 19, 2018 – On October 30, 2018, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy acquired 3.3 acres in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, along the scenic Route 30 corridor between the Loyalhanna Gorge and Ligonier. The property is...

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WPC, Dominion Energy Seek Proposals from
Local Watershed Groups for Watershed Mini Grants

Indiana, Pa. – Nov. 6 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Energy are accepting proposals for the 2019 Dominion Energy Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups across the region. The Watershed Mini Grants...

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35 Forested Acres Added to
WPC’s Casselman River Conservation Area

Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Pa. – Oct. 31, 2018 – An additional mile of forested frontage along the Casselman River across from the Great Allegheny Passage Trail in Somerset County is now protected and open to the public, the Western...

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Allegheny River Dam Release Allows Scientists to Map River Bottom

The 325-mile Allegheny River traverses landscapes of forest valleys, farmland, towns and cities from its beginning in Potter County until it joins the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh. One of the most spectacular parts of the Allegheny River for recreation...

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Conservancy Acquires 193 Acres in Erie County
to Become Conservation Area

Union Township, Pa. – Oct. 16, 2018 – A new 193-acre conservation area is now open to the public in Erie County, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today. The South Branch French Creek Conservation Area in Union Township offers...

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

412-586-2358
cbray@paconserve.org