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BHE GT&S, WPC Award 16 Grants to Groups to Help
Improve Local Watersheds

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 10, 2024 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE GT&S) recently awarded 16 grants, totaling $23,000, to 16 different local environmental organizations in 8 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of their 2024 Watershed Mini Grant Program. For years, financial support for the Watershed Mini Grant… Read More

Looking For a Place to See Birds During #BlackBirdersWeek?

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 28, 2024 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites birders participating in #BlackBirdersWeek2024 to explore some of our best nature preserves for birding! Visit our Explore Our Preserves page and use the filter to search by birding. You may be surprised to learn that many of our nature preserves, such as Bear… Read More

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
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Media Inquiries

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