Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Continues to Receive Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management from Charity Navigator

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 15 – For the 15th 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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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Announces New Director

Mill Run, Pa. – March 14, 2018 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the appointment of Justin W. Gunther as the new director of Fallingwater and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy later this spring. Gunther will...

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Fallingwater Opens for 55th Tour Season

Mill Run, Pa. — March 9, 2018 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 10. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 5.5 million visitors from...

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Volunteer Stewards Needed for Local Community Gardens

After WPC’s 132 community gardens are planted this spring, we rely on a dedicated group of volunteers, called garden stewards, to give regular attention to the gardens. Stewards work during the spring and summer months to keep our gardens...

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James G. Holland, Ph.D.: In Memoriam

The Conservancy has lost a close friend and conservation hero, Jim Holland. In addition to being a renowned psychologist, Jim, along with his beloved wife Pamela Meadowcroft, have devoted decades to helping the Conservancy steward its properties. We are...

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Protected Land to Improve Bat Conservation and Public Fishing Access Along Spruce Creek

Franklin Township, Pa. – Dec. 27, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the protection of 13 acres in Franklin Township, Huntingdon County, which includes a limestone cave system to be used for bat conservation and more than...

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Laurel Ridge State Park Grows By 105 Acres

Fairfield Township, Pa. – Dec. 21, 2017 – More than 105 acres of land have been added to Laurel Ridge State Park in Westmoreland County, thanks to a purchase made by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today. This purchase brings...

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WPC Permanently Protects Loyalhanna Creek Property with a Conservation Easement

Cook Township – Dec. 1, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the sale of a 115-acre property in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County and its permanent protection through a conservation easement. Located in Cook Township, the property includes...

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Natural Area Donated to Conservancy along Whites Creek in Somerset County

Pittsburgh – Nov. 30, 2017 – An 84-acre natural area has been protected in Addison Township, Somerset County, and is now open to the public for hiking, fishing and nature watching along Whites Creek, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced...

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Conservancy Acquires Oil and Gas Rights Under its Tryon-Weber Woods Property in Crawford County

Pittsburgh – Oct. 31, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the recent acquisition of oil and gas rights under 89 acres of its 107-acre Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area in Sadsbury Township, Crawford County. The acquisition eliminates any...

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Pittsburgh, PA 15222