News and Media Room

WPC Seeks Fall Canoe Access Grant Applications

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 16, 2023 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking grant applications for its Canoe Access Development Fund (CADF), which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to Western Pennsylvania’s waterways. The Conservancy’s CADF provides technical assistance and grants of up to $5,000 for the construction and enhancement of canoe… Read More

WPC Protects 414 Acres of Forestland in Cameron County for Elk State Forest

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept. 30, 2023 – There is now more land in Cameron County for hikers to explore and wildlife to thrive, thanks to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s permanent protection of 414 acres of forestland in Gibson Township. The property was immediately conveyed to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to… Read More

WPC, PNC Expand Outdoor Learning and Environmental Benefits at PPS’ Chartiers Early Childhood Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept. 22, 2023 – Filled with cheerful optimism and playful exuberance, approximately 20 students from Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Chartiers Early Childhood Center helped staff from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and PNC Foundation cut the ribbon to officially open the school’s new outdoor classroom and green space on September 22. Over the past… Read More

New Fallingwater Building Brick Model Now Available for Purchase

Pittsburgh, PA

Mill Run, Pa. — Sept. 1, 2023 — A new, intricately designed building brick set of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, an iconic site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is now available for presale through October 8, 2023, on the Fallingwater Museum Store website, The Fallingwater Premium Building Model is a beautiful and stunningly… Read More

WPC Protects 109 Acres of Forestland in Warren County for State Game Land 197

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Aug. 31, 2023 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 109 acres in Columbus Township, Warren County along Brokenstraw Creek, a tributary to the Allegheny River. The acreage was immediately conveyed to the PA Game Commission and is now an addition to State Game Land 197. The property,… Read More

Watershed Conservation Program Receives U.S. Forest Service Award for Decades-Long Work to Improve Water Quality in the Allegheny National Forest

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 23, 2023 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Watershed Conservation Program was awarded the U.S. Forest Service’s Partnership Award at the 2022 National Rise to the Future Award ceremony on June 15, 2023, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Whitten Building in Washington, D.C. Conservancy Watershed Manager Kylie Maland, Watershed Project Manager… Read More

Helping to Make State Parks & Forests Accessible For All: An Untold Stories Project Update

Pittsburgh, PA

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is advancing an important community effort, the “Untold Stories of Pennsylvania’s State Parks & Forests,” to discover, interpret and share the untold stories of underrepresented and marginalized groups associated with lands currently operating as state parks and forests in Western Pennsylvania. In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural… Read More

Media Inquiries

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