Streams could benefit from juvenile mussel study

Hundreds of tiny young plain pocketbook (Lampsilis cardium) mussels, each no bigger than a clump of several grains of sand, are spending the summer and fall housed in underwater concrete silos in 13 streams across Western Pennsylvania. The mussels’...

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WPC Protects 152 Acres of Forestland in the First Fork
Sinnemahoning Watershed for the State Forest System

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 23, 2021 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of two forested properties totaling 152 acres in the Pennsylvania Wilds along First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. The lands were immediately conveyed to the...

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WPC-Owned Forestland in Elk County Becomes A New
Addition to the Allegheny National Forest

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 1, 2021 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the transfer of 532 acres of forestland along the Clarion National Wild and Scenic River near Ridgway in Elk County to the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

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Fallingwater Reopens the House to Tours Starting May 1

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 19, 2021 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen the interior of the house to tours on May 1, 2021, with a new educator-led tour, the Guided Architectural Tour, where visitors will experience Fallingwater’s main...

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Eastern Redbud Trees Burst into Bloom on the
Fifth Year Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Redbud Project

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 16, 2021 – Pittsburgh’s residents and visitors are seeing a flourish of pink blooms right now along trails, hillsides, parks and open spaces in view of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers around downtown Pittsburgh...

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Public Access to Lake Pleasant for Anglers and Boaters
Along Lake Pleasant Road

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 30, 2021 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is pleased that local boaters and anglers continue to enjoy the recreational benefits of Lake Pleasant in Erie County. The new “No Parking” and pedestrian signs along Lake...

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Elsie Henderson: In Memoriam

Born in 1913, Elsie Henderson lived a life full of rich family, social and cultural experiences, and included among them was her culinary merit. Elsie learned baking and cooking techniques from her mother, and it was that comfort food,...

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Fallingwater Reopens for 58th Season March 6

Mill Run, Pa. – March 2, 2021 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019, will reopen Saturday, March 6, 2021, for its 58th tour season. Since opening to the public...

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Donated Conservation Easement Protects Water Quality,
Forestland in the West Branch Susquehanna River Basin

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 1, 2021 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of a 100-acre property in Penn Township, Clearfield County through a donated conservation easement from Jane McCartney, a Sister of Mercy. The property...

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Jean Robinson: In Memoriam

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Conservancy Board Member Jean Carlisle Ackerman Robinson, who passed away on January 19, 2021 after a short illness. Jean served on the Conservancy board beginning in March...

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