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Students Initiate Changes and Funding to Protect Local Stream and Save Their Outdoor Playground

MEDIA ADVISORY – EVENT PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES Students Initiate Changes and Funding to Protect Local Stream and Save Their Outdoor Playground WHO: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, EQT Foundation and Joe Walker Elementary School in the McGuffey School District...

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New ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Pittsburgh – May 1, 2018 – Government, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered today in Shadyside to open the City of Pittsburgh’s first ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy-owned community flower garden, located at the First United...

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TreeVitalize Pittsburgh Receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Pittsburgh – April 26 – TreeVitalize Pittsburgh accepted the 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Allegheny County yesterday during the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. TreeVitalize Pittsburgh was one of 23 initiatives honored for their...

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Thank You to Fallingwater’s Greatest Advocate, Caretaker and Friend

Lynda Waggoner first visited Fallingwater as a teenager in 1965 when interviewing to become a tour guide. “I arrived here to be a guide – an anxious teenager fearful of speaking in public,” recalled Waggoner of her feelings as...

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ACTION ALERT

TAKE ACTION TO STOP TAX SHELTER ABUSES The land conservation work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, along with many land trusts, is made possible by the generosity of conservation-minded individuals, including our members and donors of conservation easements. Recently,...

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Dominion, Conservancy Award 23 Local Watershed Grants

Blairsville, Pa. – April 20 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $30,000 to 23 environmental organizations in 13 counties across the Commonwealth as part of their 2018 Watershed Mini Grant Program....

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New ADA-Accessible Flower Garden to Provide Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

MEDIA ADVISORY – EVENT PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES WHO: Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy have partnered to create the first ADA-accessible community flower...

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Local Scientists Uncover Globally Imperiled Plant Species in Shikellamy State Park

Pittsburgh – April 13, 2018 – Scientists from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Natural Heritage Program and Bucknell University recently discovered the rare and globally imperiled plant species, white alumroot (Heuchera alba), while surveying for other rare plant species on...

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Celebrate Earth Day With Us

Are you, family members or friends looking for Earth Day activities? Look no more. You can celebrate Earth Day and help the environment with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by planting trees, receiving free tree seedlings or signing up to...

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Volunteers to Help Prevent Flooding in the Hill District

Pittsburgh – April 3 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will plant more than 13,000 perennial flowers and other plants with the help of volunteers throughout April that will complete a new bioswale located at the corner of Centre and...

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Kristen Wishon
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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