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Sign Up for WPC’s Webinars Offered
as Part of RADical Days!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 1, 2020 – Allegheny Regional Asset District’s RADical Days is an annual celebration that offers several days of free admission, free performances or other free events/activities as a thank you to Allegheny County taxpayers who...

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WPC Protects More Forestland in the Bennett Branch
Watershed for Moshannon State Forest

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 1, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 561 acres of forestland in Benezette Township, Elk County – a popular destination in our region to see elk roam in their...

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Partnerships, Donor Generosity Lead to Ohiopyle Stream Restoration

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 31, 2020 – Important headwaters of a wild brook trout stream in Ohiopyle State Park have been restored, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Bureau of...

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Watch This Webinar on
WPC’s Community Forestry Program

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 13, 2020 – One of the unsung heroes of a region’s vitality is the community tree canopy. Trees not only act as the world’s lungs, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, but they provide shade...

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A Monumental Achievement for Conservation:
The Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 5, 2020 – The signing of the Great American Outdoors Act into law on August 4 will provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a funding source relied upon over...

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We Stand In Solidarity

Pittsburgh, Pa. – originally posted on June 11, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy supports the pivotal movement calling for racial and social justice. We stand with the many people in our region and across the country, particularly in...

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Eden Hill Conservancy Donates Conservation
Easements on 207 Acres to WPC

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 30, 2020 – More than a year ago, the leaders of Eden Hill Conservancy, an all-volunteer land trust located in Huntingdon County, knew they needed to dissolve due to increasing operational challenges. But before doing...

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WPC Acquires More Land Along Route 30
Within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 16, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 50 acres within the Loyalhanna Creek watershed, along the scenic and historic Route 30 corridor in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County. The forested...

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Fallingwater Reopens Saturday, June 13

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 12, 2020 – Fallingwater reopens Saturday, June 13, 2020, after being closed since March 15 due to health and safety reasons related to COVID-19, for exterior-only experiences. Fallingwater is following health guidelines from the Commonwealth...

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Dominion Energy, WPC Award 24 Grants to
Local Watershed Groups

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 18, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded 24 grants, totaling $30,000, to 23 local environmental organizations in 12 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part 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