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We Stand In Solidarity

Pittsburgh, Pa. – originally posted on June 11, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy supports the pivotal movement calling for racial and social justice. We stand with the many people in our region and across the country, particularly in...

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Eden Hill Conservancy Donates Conservation
Easements on 207 Acres to WPC

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 30, 2020 – More than a year ago, the leaders of Eden Hill Conservancy, an all-volunteer land trust located in Huntingdon County, knew they needed to dissolve due to increasing operational challenges. But before doing...

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WPC Acquires More Land Along Route 30
Within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 16, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 50 acres within the Loyalhanna Creek watershed, along the scenic and historic Route 30 corridor in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County. The forested...

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Fallingwater Reopens Saturday, June 13

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 12, 2020 – Fallingwater reopens Saturday, June 13, 2020, after being closed since March 15 due to health and safety reasons related to COVID-19, for exterior-only experiences. Fallingwater is following health guidelines from the Commonwealth...

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Dominion Energy, WPC Award 24 Grants to
Local Watershed Groups

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 18, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded 24 grants, totaling $30,000, to 23 local environmental organizations in 12 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of...

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Forested Land Expands Sideling Hill Creek
Conservation Area to 375 Acres

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 15, 2020 – Nineteen acres of forested land buffering Sideling Hill Creek in Mann Township, Bedford County have been protected and added to the now 375-acre Sideling Hill Creek Conservation Area, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy...

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WPC Seeks Volunteers to Help Plant
its Community Flower Gardens Starting May 16

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 15, 2020 – Now that some COVID-19 restrictions are easing for most counties in the region, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking volunteers to assist with planting some of its community flower gardens in the...

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Aquatic Organism Passage Surveys to Begin
Soon in Clearfield County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 30, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s watershed conservation program staff, located in Indiana, Pa., will begin to assess road-stream intersections for aquatic organism passage (AOP) potential in Clearfield County beginning in spring 2020. WPC...

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WPC, Partners to Improve Water Quality, Habitat
in the Buffalo Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 30, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will partner with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and four other conservation partners on a project to improve water quality and aquatic habitat in Buffalo Creek, a...

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WPC Protects Westmoreland County Farmland
on Earth Day to Lease to Local Farmers

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 22, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the purchase of 27 acres of farmland in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, near New Stanton, that will soon be available for lease to local farmers...

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MEDIA INQUIRIES

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

412-586-2358
cbray@paconserve.org