Funding Available for Canoe and Kayak Access Projects in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 12, 2020 – 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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35-Acre Wetland Protected in the French Creek Watershed
for Habitat Protection and Outdoor Recreation

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 8, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of a 35-acre wetland and forested area within the French Creek watershed in Waterford Township, Erie County. This newly protected property contains wetlands...

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8 WPC Properties Where You Can See Brilliant Fall Foliage

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 5, 2020 – Our partners at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry provide a Fall Foliage Report each year that provides information on the peak times across the state to see...

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WPC’s ADA-accessible Trails Allow Everyone to Enjoy Nature

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 4, 2020 – Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy nature, and so accessibility is an important part of trail development at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Our land stewardship staff and volunteers work to ensure...

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WPC Webinar:
Conservation in a Changing Climate

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 28, 2020 – The impacts of our changing climate become more apparent with every season. How is climate change affecting our region’s species and how are conservationists reacting in order to increase survival chances for...

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Sign Up for WPC’s Webinars Offered
as Part of RADical Days!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 1, 2020 – Allegheny Regional Asset District’s RADical Days is an annual celebration that offers several days of free admission, free performances or other free events/activities as a thank you to Allegheny County taxpayers who...

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WPC Protects More Forestland in the Bennett Branch
Watershed for Moshannon State Forest

Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 1, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 561 acres of forestland in Benezette Township, Elk County – a popular destination in our region to see elk roam in their...

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Partnerships, Donor Generosity Lead to Ohiopyle Stream Restoration

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 31, 2020 – Important headwaters of a wild brook trout stream in Ohiopyle State Park have been restored, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Bureau of...

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Watch This Webinar on
WPC’s Community Forestry Program

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 13, 2020 – One of the unsung heroes of a region’s vitality is the community tree canopy. Trees not only act as the world’s lungs, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, but they provide shade...

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A Monumental Achievement for Conservation:
The Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 5, 2020 – The signing of the Great American Outdoors Act into law on August 4 will provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a funding source relied upon over...

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