Venango County Landowner Donates
Conservation Easement on 309 Acres to WPC

President Township, Pa. – Nov. 12, 2019 –More forestland along the Allegheny River in President Township, Venango County is now permanently protected, thanks to a donation of a conservation easement on 309 acres, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today....

Read More

WPC, Dominion Energy Seek Proposals from Local
Watershed Groups for 2020 Watershed Mini Grants

Indiana, Pa. – Nov. 8, 2019– The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Energy are now accepting proposals for the 2019-2020 Dominion Energy Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region. The...

Read More

WPC Protects 265 Acres near Bald Eagle State Forest

Haines Township, Pa. – Nov. 6, 2019–The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today announced the protection of 265 acres of forests and steep mountain ridgeline in Haines Township, Centre County. The property was immediately transferred to the PA Department of Conservation...

Read More

Monmade Producers Invite Public
to Experience Fallingwater-inspired Creations

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Nov. 6, 2019 – Local craftspeople, designers and artists will display their distinctive products inspired by their time experiencing Fallingwater and learning about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture at an opening reception Fri., Nov. 15...

Read More

WPC Acquires 390 More Acres in Erie County
and Expands its West Branch French Creek Conservation Area

Venango Township, Pa. – Nov. 4, 2019–The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 390 acres in Erie County that have been added to the Conservancy’s West Branch French Creek Conservation Area, expanding the natural area to...

Read More

WPC Launches Study to Explore Watershed
Restoration Projects along Trout Run

Landowners and residents are invited to attend a community meeting Nov. 4 Waterford Township, Pa. – Oct. 12, 2019–Landowners, residents and business owners within the Trout Run watershed are invited to attend a community meeting Nov. 4 to discuss...

Read More

WPC’s CADF Celebrates 10 Years of Improving Stream Access
Re-opens Applications for 2020 Projects

Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 12, 2019 –The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is celebrating 10 years of making the region’s rivers and streams more accessible for outdoor recreation through its Canoe Access Development Fund. The Conservancy is seeking applications for grants...

Read More

Communities, Not Just Canoeists, Benefit From Canoe Access Sites

When outdoor enthusiasts Roy Weil and Mary Shaw established the Canoe Access Development Fund through the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 2008, they assumed canoeists and kayakers would be the main beneficiaries of improved access sites on local waterways. More...

Read More

Pittsburgh’s Second ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides More Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Pittsburgh – September 24, 2019 – Government and nonprofit leaders gathered today in Homewood to open the City of Pittsburgh’s second ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy community flower garden, located at Frankstown Road and Bennett Street,...

Read More

WPC Seeks Farmers to Lease Local Farmland
as Part of its Farmland Access Initiative

Prospective farmers can apply now to lease farmland in Mercer County Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept. 20, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking individuals interested in leasing land to grow crops or raise livestock as part of its...

Read More


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