WPC Appoints Mark Carmichael as its New
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Pittsburgh, Pa. — July 17, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently named Mark Carmichael its vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer. He was hired from a national search and started in the position on...

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Fallingwater, Seven Other Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
Now Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

This Series of Wright-Designed Buildings Represents First Modern Architecture Designation in the U.S Pittsburgh, Pa. — July 7, 2019 – The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, has officially inscribed The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, which...

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Long-time Conservancy Vice President and CFO Connie Eads Retires

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 28, 2019 – After 11 years of service to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Connie Eads, CPA, vice president and chief financial officer, will balance her last spreadsheet today. She’s retiring, having been instrumental in re-engineering the management...

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WPC Dedicates New Trail in Honor of Former President and
Board Chairman, Conservationist Joshua C. Whetzel, Jr.

Confluence, Pa. – May 24, 2019 – A new hiking trail constructed within an undeveloped forested hillside near the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail in Confluence, Pa., in Somerset County was dedicated on May 23 honoring the conservation legacy...

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WPC Expands its Sideling Hill Creek
Conservation Area by 100 Acres

Union Township, Pa. – May 6, 2019 – A 100-acre forested property that has significant frontage on Sideling Hill Creek and serves as a buffer for important habitat is now protected, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today. The Conservancy...

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Dominion Energy, WPC Award 24 Local Watershed Grants

Blairsville, Pa. – May 1, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $30,000 to 24 environmental organizations in 14 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of their 2019 Watershed Mini Grant...

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Local Nature Writer, Family Donate Conservation
Easement on 648 Acres to WPC on Earth Day

Snyder and Tyrone Townships, Pa. – April 22, 2019 – The treasured land nature writer Marcia Bonta notably describes and chronicles in her Appalachian seasons books is now permanently protected, thanks to the donation today of a conservation easement to...

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WPC Continues to Receive Top Rating for Sound
Fiscal Management from Charity Navigator

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 11 – For the 16th time since 2002, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has received a four-star rating for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of...

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WPC Protects Forested Land in Fayette County
for Bear Run Nature Reserve

Stewart Township, Pa. – April 1, 2019  – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the purchase of four acres in Stewart Township, Fayette County that are now part of the Conservancy’s 5,119-acre Bear Run Nature Reserve. The four-acre area...

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Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to
Fayette County Residents on March 17

Mill Run, Pa. – March 7, 2019 – Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer its first free admission day of this season to Fayette County residents during its biannual Fayette County Appreciation...

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