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

Indiana, Pa. – Nov. 23 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and Dominion are accepting proposals for the 2016-2017 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups across the region. The Watershed Mini Grants cover expenses...

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Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents Nov. 18 and 20

Mill Run, Pa. – Nov. 15 – Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its biannual Fayette County Appreciation Days on Friday, Nov. 18, and Sunday,...

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WPC Seeks Grant Applications for Canoe, Kayak Access Projects

Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 17 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is now seeking 2017 grant applications for the Canoe Access Development Fund (CADF), which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. WPC’s...

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WPC Applies for Accreditation Renewal, Public Comment Period Now Open

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is currently applying for renewal of its accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission (Commission), an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet...

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Conservancy to Hold an Open House at its New Field Office in Downtown Franklin

WHAT: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) will host an open house at its new field office, called the Northwest Regional Office, located in downtown Franklin, Pa. and WPC members and the public are invited to attend. The public will...

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Donald Hamer: In Memoriam

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is saddened by the loss of Donald W. Hamer, who passed away on July 12, 2016. Don was a philanthropic leader in the region and a longtime friend of the Conservancy who cared deeply for...

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WPC Acquires Scenic Land and Wildlife Habitat Near Laurel Hill Creek and Park

Middlecreek Township, Pa. – August 16 – Land in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands that provides wildlife habitat and scenic views of Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County is now permanently protected, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) announced today. The...

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UNESCO World Heritage Nomination for Fallingwater is Referred for Future Consideration

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted on July 17, 2016, to refer the United States’ submission to the World Heritage List for future consideration. This nomination of a collection of...

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“Doc” Blakeslee Memorial Recreation Area Opens June 27

This event includes a walk along the property and special guests and family members to reflect on his commitment to conservation. WHAT: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) will hold a dedication ceremony to officially open its new 24-acre natural...

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WPC Protects Another Large Forested Area in the Laurel Highlands Along the Great Allegheny Passage

Black Township, Pa. – May 31 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) today announced the permanent protection of hundreds of forested acres in the Laurel Highlands along two miles of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Today’s acquisition of a...

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Kristen Wishon
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222