WPC Launches Study to Explore Watershed
Restoration Projects along Trout Run

Landowners and residents are invited to attend a community meeting Nov. 4 Waterford Township, Pa. – Oct. 12, 2019–Landowners, residents and business owners within the Trout Run watershed are invited to attend a community meeting Nov. 4 to discuss...

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WPC’s CADF Celebrates 10 Years of Improving Stream Access
Re-opens Applications for 2020 Projects

Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 12, 2019 –The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is celebrating 10 years of making the region’s rivers and streams more accessible for outdoor recreation through its Canoe Access Development Fund. The Conservancy is seeking applications for grants...

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Communities, Not Just Canoeists, Benefit From Canoe Access Sites

When outdoor enthusiasts Roy Weil and Mary Shaw established the Canoe Access Development Fund through the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 2008, they assumed canoeists and kayakers would be the main beneficiaries of improved access sites on local waterways. More...

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Pittsburgh’s Second ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides More Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Pittsburgh – September 24, 2019 – Government and nonprofit leaders gathered today in Homewood to open the City of Pittsburgh’s second ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy community flower garden, located at Frankstown Road and Bennett Street,...

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WPC Seeks Farmers to Lease Local Farmland
as Part of its Farmland Access Initiative

Prospective farmers can apply now to lease farmland in Mercer County Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept. 20, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking individuals interested in leasing land to grow crops or raise livestock as part of its...

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WPC Partners with Mother Earth News Fair
to Highlight its Farmland Access Initiative

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept. 3, 2019 – Join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and other partnering organizations for fun and learning about local farms, organic foods and sustainable living at the 2019 Mother Earth News Fair, September 13-15, at Seven...

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Exhibition Features Work and Exclusive Fallingwater
Textile Design by London-based Weave Designer

Mill Run, Pa. – Sept. 3, 2019 – Fallingwater visitors can learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and the Kaufmann family’s use of textiles through a recently opened exhibition – Eleanor Pritchard: Framing a View – on display...

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WPC Appoints Mark Carmichael as its New
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Pittsburgh, Pa. — July 17, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently named Mark Carmichael its vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer. He was hired from a national search and started in the position on...

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Fallingwater, Seven Other Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
Now Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

This Series of Wright-Designed Buildings Represents the First Modern Architecture Designation in the U.S. Pittsburgh, Pa. — July 10, 2019 – The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, has officially inscribed The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,...

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Long-time Conservancy Vice President and CFO Connie Eads Retires

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 28, 2019 – After 11 years of service to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Connie Eads, CPA, vice president and chief financial officer, will balance her last spreadsheet today. She’s retiring, having been instrumental in re-engineering the management...

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Pittsburgh, PA 15222