Rain Garden System Expands Environmental Benefits,
Offers Opportunities to Teach Green Infrastructure

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 28, 2022 – As if on cue, storm clouds gathered and the skies opened as government and nonprofit leaders gathered today in Larimer to celebrate the installation of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s rain garden system...

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WPC Acquires 110 Acres of Forestland and Wetlands,
Adds to Conservation Areas in the French Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 27, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of two forested properties with stream frontage in Erie County—a 40-acre property in Union Township and 70 acres in Venango Township. The lands...

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The Fallingwater Soirée Is Back!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 13, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public back to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Fayette County during a special fundraising event, the...

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Looking for Fun Family Adventures? Visit These Five WPC Preserves

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 15, 2022 – Do you have a young nature enthusiast who loves to learn and explore? These five Western Pennsylvania Conservancy preserves, which feature trails that are short to moderate in length, are suited for...

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WPC Applies for Accreditation Renewal

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 13, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is currently applying for renewal of its accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. A public comment period is now...

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TAKE ACTION: Speak Up for Parks and Conservation!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 10, 2022 – Pennsylvania has a tremendous opportunity to make a game-changing investment in public lands and clean water. But your help is needed to make it happen! For more than two decades, the Growing...

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Timothy R. Thyreen: In Memoriam

The board and staff of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Conservancy Board Member Timothy R. Thyreen, who passed away on May 16 surrounded by his beloved family. Tim was a member of...

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