Carolyn Rizza: In Memoriam

A note from our CEO Regarding the passing of Board Chair Carolyn Rizza. I am extremely saddened to share that our wonderful board chair Carolyn Rizza has passed away.  Carolyn was such an important part of the Conservancy, such...

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Donation of Oakford Park Land in Westmoreland County
Protects Acres for a New Community Greenspace

Pittsburgh, Pa. – November 21, 2022 – Land that was once home to the historic Oakford Park in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, will once again be used as a local public space, thanks to a donation of the land to...

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WPC Has Grant Funding Available for Water Quality and Water Access Improvements

Pittsburgh, Pa.– November 8, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is currently accepting grant applications for water quality improvement projects and for projects to improve access to local rivers and streams. Grants are available to local watershed groups and...

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WPC Acquires More Land to Protect the Clarion River’s
Water Quality, Adds Land to Local Nature Preserve

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 16, 2022 – More land for the public to enjoy for birding, fishing, hiking and hunting is now available, thanks to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s purchase of a 140-acre property located along the Clarion River...

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WPC Easement Protects Forest and Wetland Communities
in the French Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 16, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 348 acres of forest and wetlands in Union Township, Erie County, through a conservation easement. The conservation easement—purchased from 730 Texas Timberlands...

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WPC Seeks Proposals for “Untold Stories” Project

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 9, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accepting proposals for a contract to provide cultural and historical research, reporting, interpretive education and training services for the “Untold Stories of Pennsylvania’s State Parks & Forests”...

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Plant a Native Tree at Home

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 9, 2022 – Trees do so much more than provide shelter from the elements and homes for wildlife. Their beauty calms us and can even increase a home’s property value. They reduce noise, heat, glare...

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Rain Garden System Expands Environmental Benefits,
Offers Opportunities to Teach Green Infrastructure

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 28, 2022 – As if on cue, storm clouds gathered and the skies opened as government and nonprofit leaders gathered today in Larimer to celebrate the installation of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s rain garden system...

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WPC Acquires 110 Acres of Forestland and Wetlands,
Adds to Conservation Areas in the French Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 27, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of two forested properties with stream frontage in Erie County—a 40-acre property in Union Township and 70 acres in Venango Township. The lands...

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The Fallingwater Soirée Is Back!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 13, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public back to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Fayette County during a special fundraising event, the...

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