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BHE GT&S, WPC Award 20 Grants to Local Watershed Groups

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 17, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE GT&S) recently awarded 20 grants, totaling $41,000, to 20 different local environmental organizations in 13 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part...

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Wright’s Fallingwater Goes Solar, New Solar Array to
Produce Clean Renewable Energy for Fallingwater

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 22, 2022 – A new solar array on the campus of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Fayette County will soon harness the power of the sun to offset 100% of electricity used by Fallingwater’s main...

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Get Involved in the Conservancy’s Earth Day Activities!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 21, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has several ways for everyone, anywhere to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and every day! More information about the Conservancy’s programs and Earth Day opportunities can be...

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Ligonier Valley Conservation Easement Protects
Forestland, Headwater Streams in Westmoreland County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 8, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today announced the purchase of a conservation easement to permanently protect and limit development on a 289-acre forested property in Cook Township, Westmoreland County. The property provides more...

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WPC Seeks Spring Grant Applications, Provides Technical Assistance for Canoe and Kayak Access Projects

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 18, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has funding available to support projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. The Conservancy provides technical assistance and grants of up to $5,000...

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Fallingwater Reopens for 59th Tour Season March 5

Mill Run, Pa. — March 4, 2022 — Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019, will reopen Saturday, March 5, 2022 for its 59th tour season. Since opening to the public...

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105 Newly Protected Acres Safeguard Habitats and
Expand Hunting Opportunities in Bedford County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 1, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 105 forested acres, including approximately one mile of ridgeline along the western slope of Buffalo Mountain, in Londonderry Township, Bedford County. The...

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WPC Studies the Impact of Invasives in 12 Counties in Northwest Pa.

The Lake Erie watershed is home to many sites of ecological importance. Unfortunately, countless invasive species of plants that threaten the ecological integrity of numerous habitats have also established themselves in the region. To identify and understand what invasive...

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Fallingwater to Host Hiring Event on Feb. 15

Pittsburgh, Pa. — February 8, 2022 — The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is hosting an in-person Fallingwater hiring event scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to fill vacancies for several part-time and full-time positions in...

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New Infrastructure Law is Great News
for Water Quality in Pennsylvania

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, signed into law November 15 by President Joe Biden, will not only help fix Pennsylvania’s crumbling roads and bridges but address cleaning up the state’s abandoned coal mine legacy. The legislation includes extending...

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

412-586-2358
cbray@paconserve.org