Experience Nature’s Wilder Side on the
2018 Wild & Scenic Clarion River Sojourn August 18-19

Sigel, Pa. – July 23, 2018 – The public is invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by joining the Wild & Scenic Clarion River Sojourn on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August...

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WPC Garden Captures Stormwater
in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

Janet Thomas is passionate about gardening and loves the rush of watching plants grow and bloom. A former manager of a community garden in upstate New York, Janet moved to Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 2015. Sadly, her new home...

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WPC Protects More Forested Ridges and
Headwaters in the Laurel Highlands

Pittsburgh – June 12, 2018 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the protection of two properties totaling 205 acres in Dunbar Township, Fayette County that conserve forested ridges and headwater streams and expand both State Game Lands 51...

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WPC Members Enjoy Exploring Wetlands
in the French Creek Watershed

John Tautin knows a thing or two about wildlife species and their habitats in Crawford County. A former wildlife biologist and lifelong resident of the area, he made a career out of studying and observing animals, their behaviors and...

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Students Initiate Changes and Funding to Protect Local Stream and Save Their Outdoor Playground

MEDIA ADVISORY – EVENT PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES Students Initiate Changes and Funding to Protect Local Stream and Save Their Outdoor Playground WHO: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, EQT Foundation and Joe Walker Elementary School in the McGuffey School District...

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New ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Pittsburgh – May 1, 2018 – Government, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered today in Shadyside to open the City of Pittsburgh’s first ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy-owned community flower garden, located at the First United...

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TreeVitalize Pittsburgh Receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Pittsburgh – April 26 – TreeVitalize Pittsburgh accepted the 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Allegheny County yesterday during the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. TreeVitalize Pittsburgh was one of 23 initiatives honored for their...

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Thank You to Fallingwater’s Greatest Advocate, Caretaker and Friend

Lynda Waggoner first visited Fallingwater as a teenager in 1965 when interviewing to become a tour guide. “I arrived here to be a guide – an anxious teenager fearful of speaking in public,” recalled Waggoner of her feelings as...

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TAKE ACTION TO STOP TAX SHELTER ABUSES The land conservation work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, along with many land trusts, is made possible by the generosity of conservation-minded individuals, including our members and donors of conservation easements. Recently,...

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Dominion, Conservancy Award 23 Local Watershed Grants

Blairsville, Pa. – April 20 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $30,000 to 23 environmental organizations in 13 counties across the Commonwealth as part of their 2018 Watershed Mini Grant Program....

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Kristen Wishon
Communications Specialist
800 Waterfront Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222