WPC, Dominion Energy Seek Proposals from Local Watershed Groups for Watershed Mini Grants

Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 31 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Energy are now accepting proposals for the 2017-2018 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region. The watershed grants...

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WPC Seeks Grant Applications for Canoe, Kayak Access Projects

Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 16 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is now seeking 2018 grant applications for the Canoe Access Development Fund, which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. WPC’s Canoe Access...

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Thiel College Helps Sustain Community Gardens in Mercer County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept., 29, 2017 – Two community gardens in Mercer County will keep blooming for the next several years, thanks to financial sponsorship from Thiel College. The college’s sponsorship and partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy was...

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WPC Announces Protection and Restoration of the Historic Hickman Chapel in Fayette County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept., 22, 2017 – The historic Hickman Chapel, which has been a fixture on the Laurel Highlands landscape in Fayette County for more than 100 years, was donated yesterday to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for restoration,...

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Longtime Fallingwater Director Lynda Waggoner to Retire in Early 2018

Lynda S. Waggoner started at Fallingwater in 1965 when she was just 17 years old. “I arrived here to be a guide – an anxious teenager fearful of speaking in public,” she said Now after more than 40 years...

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Conservancy Earns Renewed Accreditation from Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Aug. 23, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy received its renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, the Conservancy announced today. “Achieving renewed land trust...

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EYE Con Summer Camp Offers Science and Outdoor Experiences for High School Students

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 20, 2017 – High school students interested in biology, ecology and the outdoors are invited to join a four-day, hands-on science camp led by professional ecologists and biologists. Experiencing Your Environment through Conservation (EYE Con)...

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Conservancy Protects More Important Land within the Laurel Hill Creek Watershed

Jefferson Township, Pa. – June 30, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today purchased a 30-acre property located in the headwaters of Laurel Hill Creek in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, that has now become a new addition to Laurel...

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Local Couple, Garden Club and Corporate Partner Bring a New Community Entryway Garden to Route 65

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 27, 2017 – Daylilies, purple coneflower, sea green juniper and Eastern redbud trees now provide greenery, beauty and bursts of natural color along Ohio River Boulevard (Route 65) in Pittsburgh, thanks to the generous support...

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Conservancy Protects a 120-Acre Property in Centre County

Miles Township, Pa. – June 1, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) announced today the purchase of a conservation easement to protect a 120-acre property along Brush Valley Road in Miles Township, Centre County. Conservation easements are permanent...

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Kristen Wishon
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222