WPC Dedicates New Trail in Honor of Former President and
Board Chairman, Conservationist Joshua C. Whetzel, Jr.

Confluence, Pa. – May 24, 2019 – A new hiking trail constructed within an undeveloped forested hillside near the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail in Confluence, Pa., in Somerset County was dedicated on May 23 honoring the conservation legacy...

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WPC Expands its Sideling Hill Creek
Conservation Area by 100 Acres

Union Township, Pa. – May 6, 2019 – A 100-acre forested property that has significant frontage on Sideling Hill Creek and serves as a buffer for important habitat is now protected, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today. The Conservancy...

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Dominion Energy, WPC Award 24 Local Watershed Grants

Blairsville, Pa. – May 1, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $30,000 to 24 environmental organizations in 14 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of their 2019 Watershed Mini Grant...

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Local Nature Writer, Family Donate Conservation
Easement on 648 Acres to WPC on Earth Day

Snyder and Tyrone Townships, Pa. – April 22, 2019 – The treasured land nature writer Marcia Bonta notably describes and chronicles in her Appalachian seasons books is now permanently protected, thanks to the donation today of a conservation easement to...

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WPC Continues to Receive Top Rating for Sound
Fiscal Management from Charity Navigator

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 11 – For the 16th time since 2002, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has received a four-star rating for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of...

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WPC Protects Forested Land in Fayette County
for Bear Run Nature Reserve

Stewart Township, Pa. – April 1, 2019  – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the purchase of four acres in Stewart Township, Fayette County that are now part of the Conservancy’s 5,119-acre Bear Run Nature Reserve. The four-acre area...

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Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to
Fayette County Residents on March 17

Mill Run, Pa. – March 7, 2019 – Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer its first free admission day of this season to Fayette County residents during its biannual Fayette County Appreciation...

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Fallingwater Reopens for 56th Tour Season March 9

Mill Run, Pa. — March 7, 2019 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen for the 56th tour season on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed a diverse range of...

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Volunteer Stewards Needed for Local Community Gardens

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Feb. 19, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking volunteer garden stewards for several of its community flower gardens in Allegheny, Centre, Clarion and Fayette  counties. The garden locations in need of stewards, along with the associated garden...

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WPC Receives Donated Conservation Easements
on 62 Acres in Sullivan County

Hillsgrove Township, Pa. – Feb. 11, 2019 – Sixty-two undeveloped forested acres along Loyalsock Creek in Northcentral Pennsylvania are now permanently protected, thanks to the donation of two conservation easements on properties owned by the Yasui family. Lise Yasui...

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