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Observe Earth Month with WPC! Volunteer, Get Outdoors and Much More

Pittsburgh, PA

April 10, 2024 – Pittsburgh, PA – April is an exciting month: It’s Earth Month, the redbud trees and wildflowers are blooming, we’re planting trees in communities and readying our preserves for warm-weather visitors, and much more. At WPC, we celebrate Earth Day 365 days a year! Read on to discover some ways you and… Read More

Thank you, PNC Foundation, for 12 years of PNC Grow Up Great Funding!

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 4, 2024 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has partnered with PNC Grow Up Great since 2012 to add natural outdoor play and learning spaces at 12 Pittsburgh Public Schools’ early childhood centers. The PNC Foundation today pledged financial support for more PNC Grow Up Great initiatives during a special celebration to… Read More

Donated Conservation Easement on 19,800 Acres Protects
Water Quality, Forestland and Recreation in McKean and Elk Counties

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 28, 2024 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the donation of a conservation easement from The Conservation Fund on more than 19,800 acres of forestland along the Clarion River in Elk County and Kinzua Creek in McKean County. This conservation project, called the Clarion Junction Conservation Easement, provides long-term protection… Read More

WPC Seeks Spring Canoe Access Grant Applications

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 19, 2024 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking grant applications for its Canoe Access Development Fund (CADF), which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to Western Pennsylvania’s waterways. The Conservancy’s CADF provides technical assistance and grants of up to $5,000 for the construction and enhancement of canoe… Read More

Fallingwater Reopens for 61st Tour Season March 16

Mill Run, Pa. – March 11, 2024 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Western Pennsylvania’s only site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, reopens Saturday, March 16, 2024, for its 61st tour season. Since opening to the public for its first house tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed a diverse range of visitors from around the… Read More

We’re Happy to Support the Allegheny River: 2024 River of The Year!

Pittsburgh, PA

For the third time in as many decades, the beautiful and dynamic Allegheny River has been named Pennsylvania’s River of Year by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers. The accolades, given in 1994, 2017 and 2024, are a testament to the Allegheny’s vitality and importance… Read More
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Media Inquiries

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