Local Scientists Uncover Globally Imperiled Plant Species in Shikellamy State Park

Pittsburgh – April 13, 2018 – Scientists from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Natural Heritage Program and Bucknell University recently discovered the rare and globally imperiled plant species, white alumroot (Heuchera alba), while surveying for other rare plant species on...

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Celebrate Earth Day With Us

Are you, family members or friends looking for Earth Day activities? Look no more. You can celebrate Earth Day and help the environment with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by planting trees, receiving free tree seedlings or signing up to...

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Volunteers to Help Prevent Flooding in the Hill District

Pittsburgh – April 3 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will plant more than 13,000 perennial flowers and other plants with the help of volunteers throughout April that will complete a new bioswale located at the corner of Centre and...

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Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Continues to Receive Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management from Charity Navigator

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 15 – For the 15th 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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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Announces New Director

Mill Run, Pa. – March 14, 2018 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the appointment of Justin W. Gunther as the new director of Fallingwater and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. In April, Gunther will succeed...

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Fallingwater Opens for 55th Tour Season

Mill Run, Pa. — March 9, 2018 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 10. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 5.5 million visitors from...

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Volunteer Stewards Needed for Local Community Gardens

After WPC’s 132 community gardens are planted this spring, we rely on a dedicated group of volunteers, called garden stewards, to give regular attention to the gardens. Stewards work during the spring and summer months to keep our gardens...

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James G. Holland, Ph.D.: In Memoriam

The Conservancy has lost a close friend and conservation hero, Jim Holland. In addition to being a renowned psychologist, Jim, along with his beloved wife Pamela Meadowcroft, have devoted decades to helping the Conservancy steward its properties. We are...

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Protected Land to Improve Bat Conservation and Public Fishing Access Along Spruce Creek

Franklin Township, Pa. – Dec. 27, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the protection of 13 acres in Franklin Township, Huntingdon County, which includes a limestone cave system to be used for bat conservation and more than...

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Laurel Ridge State Park Grows By 105 Acres

Fairfield Township, Pa. – Dec. 21, 2017 – More than 105 acres of land have been added to Laurel Ridge State Park in Westmoreland County, thanks to a purchase made by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today. This purchase brings...

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Pittsburgh, PA 15222