WPC Has Funding Available for Canoe and Kayak
Access Projects in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 25, 2021 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking grant applicants for its Canoe Access Development Fund, which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. Founded in 2008 by...

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James Finley, Ph. D.: In Memoriam

The board and staff of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are saddened by the unfortunate news that longtime Conservancy board member James C. Finley, Ph.D. was tragically killed on Saturday, Oct. 2 while cutting down a tree on his property...

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WPC Protects More Land Along the Great
Allegheny Passage, Casselman River in Somerset County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 1, 2021 – More wildlife habitat and scenic views in the Laurel Highlands along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail will remain forever intact thanks to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s permanent protection of 50 acres...

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Peregrine Falcon Removed from Threatened Species List

Conservationists and peregrine falcons received wonderful news in September 2021 when Pennsylvania removed the bird from its threatened species list! In 1989, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy staff members observed a pair of falcons hunting around Pittsburgh’s skyscrapers. Before that, it...

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Conservancy Leads Stream Improvement Project Near Ridgway’s St. Leo’s Church

During recent years, visitors to the section of Gallagher Run that flows through the St. Leo Magnus Church yard in Ridgway might have noticed rusting wire baskets precariously holding rocks on a badly eroding streambank. Gallagher Run is a...

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Join WPC and KÜHL at the Grand Opening of Public Lands
for Pancakes, Coffee and Pants!

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is grateful to team up with premium outdoor clothing manufacturer, KÜHL, at the grand opening weekend, September 24-26, 2021, of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ first new outdoor specialty store, Public Lands, located in Cranberry Township, Butler...

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Steve Guinn, Ph. D.: In Memoriam

After a long and valiant battle with cancer, we are saddened to share that longtime Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Board Member and Fallingwater Advisory Council Member Steve Guinn, Ph.D. passed away September 1, 2021. He was 73. Conservancy staff and...

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Nature Preserves Need Volunteer Help and Resources
Attend a free upcoming webinar

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 26, 2021 – The fall months offer prime opportunities for nature lovers to experience a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, nature exploring, fishing and birding on Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s 41 nature preserves located...

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WPC, BHE GT&S Seek Proposals From Local Watershed
Groups for 2021 Watershed Mini Grants

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 6, 2021 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and BHE GT&S are now accepting proposals for the 2021 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region. The watershed...

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Streams could benefit from juvenile mussel study

Hundreds of tiny young plain pocketbook (Lampsilis cardium) mussels, each no bigger than a clump of several grains of sand, are spending the summer and fall housed in underwater concrete silos in 13 streams across Western Pennsylvania. The mussels’...

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