News

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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Funding Available for Canoe and Kayak Access Projects in Western Pennsylvania

Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 16 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking grant applicants for its Canoe Access Development Fund, which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. WPC’s Canoe Access Development Fund...

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Centre County Conservation Easement Donation Protects
Forestland along Bald Eagle Mountain

Halfmoon Township, Pa. – Sept. 6, 2018 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the donation of a conservation easement from landowners Dennis and Joan Thomson to protect 377 acres of forestland in Halfmoon Township, Centre County along Bald...

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Conservancy Offers Free Garden
Events As Part of RADical Days

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is pleased to partner with and participate in the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s annual RADical Days with free events open to the public on Sept. 23, Sept. 25 and Oct. 3. View details about our...

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WPC Hosts Plum Creek Riparian Restoration
Public Meeting

Hollidaysburg, Pa. – August 15, 2018 – Landowners within the Plum Creek watershed, as well as other interested groups and residents, are invited to attend a public meeting on August 20, 2018, to address restoration efforts along Plum Creek...

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Experience Nature’s Wilder Side on the
2018 Wild & Scenic Clarion River Sojourn August 18-19

Sigel, Pa. – July 23, 2018 – The public is invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by joining the Wild & Scenic Clarion River Sojourn on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August...

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WPC Garden Captures Stormwater
in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

Janet Thomas is passionate about gardening and loves the rush of watching plants grow and bloom. A former manager of a community garden in upstate New York, Janet moved to Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 2015. Sadly, her new home...

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Kristen Wishon
Communications Specialist
800 Waterfront Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-586-2328
kwishon@paconserve.org