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WPC Wraps Up Massive Tree Planting Effort

Indiana, Pa. – April 24 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is completing an undertaking that resulted in the planting of thousands of trees and shrubs along some of the region’s streams and creeks. WPC’s Watershed Conservation Program celebrated the planting of 20,000 saplings in riparian zones, the land adjacent to creeks and streams. Healthy riparian… Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Photo Opportunity

MEDIA ADVISORY: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Continues Erie Greening Effort WHAT: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and dozens of students from Gannon University will plant more than 50 trees around Downtown Erie as WPC continues its tree-planting effort in the city. WHEN: Saturday, April 26 8:15 a.m. – Pep rally for students 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m…. Read More

Fallingwater Accepts Applications for Summer Residency Programs

Mill Run, Pa. – April 9 – Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterwork, is accepting applications from high school students and K-12 educators for its one-week summer residency programs. The programs offer two sessions at different skill levels for students, both valuable to those considering architecture as a career, and one session for teachers. “I… Read More

Conservancy Protects Land to Expand Wildlife Reserve

Erie, Pa. – March 17 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has permanently protected 54 acres adjacent to a major protected area; the land will be added to a State Game Land, the Conservancy announced today. WPC acquired the property in Springfield Township, Erie County, and transferred the site to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The parcel… Read More

Fallingwater Invites Volunteers to Apply for 2014 Season

Mill Run, Pa. – Feb. 27 – Fallingwater is now accepting applications for volunteer positions at the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork in Pennsylvania’s scenic Laurel Highlands. Volunteers at Fallingwater can expect to interact with visitors from all over the world and experience this iconic home on a personal level. The organization is seeking volunteers who… Read More

WPC Protects Land on French Creek

Waterford, Pa. – Feb. 26 – French Creek winds its way through a 60-acre property, which in turn provides a forested buffer for the biologically diverse stream. And now this land will be permanently protected through a purchase by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. The Conservancy announced today that it purchased a property in LeBoeuf Township,… Read More

WPC Receives Highest Rating from National Charity Evaluator

Pittsburgh – Jan. 3 – Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, recently awarded the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy its highest rating for the seventh consecutive year. The 82-year-old Conservancy received the rating because of its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency, the charity evaluator said. “The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s coveted four-star… Read More

Media Inquiries

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