Dominion, Conservancy Award 24 Local Watershed Grants

Blairsville, Pa. – April 7 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and the Dominion Foundation recently awarded $30,000 to 24 watershed groups in 15 counties across the Commonwealth as part of their Watershed Mini Grant Program. Allegheny County awardees...

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WPC Seeks Sponsors, Volunteer Stewards to Help Sustain its Community Gardens

Pittsburgh, PA – April 25 – For more than 30 years, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has worked with communities across the region to create highly visible community flower gardens in public places. Today, there are 130 gardens in...

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Fallingwater Accepting Applications for Summer Residency Programs

Mill Run, Pa. – April 14 – Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterwork, is accepting applications from high school and college students and K-12 educators for its one-week summer residency programs. The programs offer two sessions at different skill...

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WPC and Colcom Foundation to Launch the Pittsburgh Redbud Project on April 19

MEDIA ADVISORY – EVENT PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY WPC and Colcom Foundation to Launch the Pittsburgh Redbud Project on April 19 Event includes planting 60 trees on the North Shore and redbud tree giveaways  WHAT: The Western Pennsylvania...

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WPC Announces First Conservation Easement Donation in Potter County

Coudersport, PA – March 24 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) today announced the donation of a conservation easement from a private landowner, Marjorie F. Green, on her 50-acre property in Homer Township, Potter County. With this donation, Green...

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Fallingwater Opens for 52nd Tour Season

Mill Run, Pa. — March 10 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will officially open on Saturday, March 12 for its 52nd tour season. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors...

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115-Acre Property Along Loyalhanna Creek For Sale By WPC

Cook Township, Pa. – March 9 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) announced the protection of 115 acres in the Ligonier Valley in Westmoreland County. The property is now available for sale, subject to a conservation easement. This acquisition...

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WPC Protects Properties within the Headwaters of the Allegheny River

Crawford County, Pa. – Feb. 29 – Two properties in Crawford County within one of the most ecologically diverse and significant areas in Western Pennsylvania, the French Creek watershed, were permanently protected in February, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC)...

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Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Donate a Conservation Easement on 32 acres in Fayette County

Dunbar Township, Pa. – Jan. 26 – The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth today announced the donation of a conservation easement to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) on 32 acres of its property in Dunbar Township, Fayette County. With...

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Conservancy Partners with Downtown Organizations to Purchase Tree-Friendly Salt for Business District

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Jan. 19 – The sidewalks and streets of downtown Pittsburgh’s business district will be treated with a tree-friendly de-icing alternative to rock salt this winter thanks to a cooperative purchase made through the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy...

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