Author Archives for Carmen Bray

8 WPC Preserves Where You Can See Brilliant Fall Foliage

October 5, 2020 3:07 am Published by Comments Off on 8 WPC Preserves Where You Can See Brilliant Fall Foliage

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 14, 2021 – Our partners at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry provide a Fall Foliage Report each year that provides information on the peak times across the state to see fall color. Here in Western Pennsylvania, some counties are currently at peak while most counties... Read More


Watch This Webinar on
WPC’s Community Forestry Program

August 13, 2020 8:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Watch This Webinar on
WPC’s Community Forestry Program

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 13, 2020 – One of the unsung heroes of a region’s vitality is the community tree canopy. Trees not only act as the world’s lungs, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, but they provide shade to cool our cities, increase property values and even deter crime... Read More


A Monumental Achievement for Conservation:
The Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

August 5, 2020 12:50 pm Published by Comments Off on A Monumental Achievement for Conservation:
The Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 5, 2020 – The signing of the Great American Outdoors Act into law on August 4 will provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a funding source relied upon over the past 55 years by WPC and other conservation organizations across... Read More


We Stand In Solidarity

July 1, 2020 6:56 pm Published by Comments Off on We Stand In Solidarity

Pittsburgh, Pa. – originally posted on June 11, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy supports the pivotal movement calling for racial and social justice. We stand with the many people in our region and across the country, particularly in the black community, opposing racism, bias and oppression of all kinds.... Read More


Eden Hill Conservancy Donates Conservation
Easements on 207 Acres to WPC

June 30, 2020 12:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Eden Hill Conservancy Donates Conservation
Easements on 207 Acres to WPC

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 30, 2020 – More than a year ago, the leaders of Eden Hill Conservancy, an all-volunteer land trust located in Huntingdon County, knew they needed to dissolve due to increasing operational challenges. But before doing so, they wanted to transfer their conservation easements to a reputable... Read More


WPC Acquires More Land Along Route 30
Within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed

June 16, 2020 1:28 pm Published by Comments Off on WPC Acquires More Land Along Route 30
Within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 16, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 50 acres within the Loyalhanna Creek watershed, along the scenic and historic Route 30 corridor in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County. The forested property is located on the north side of westbound Route 30... Read More


Fallingwater Reopens Saturday, June 13

June 12, 2020 1:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Fallingwater Reopens Saturday, June 13

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 12, 2020 – Fallingwater reopens Saturday, June 13, 2020, after being closed since March 15 due to health and safety reasons related to COVID-19, for exterior-only experiences. Fallingwater is following health guidelines from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers,... Read More


Dominion Energy, WPC Award 24 Grants to
Local Watershed Groups

May 18, 2020 5:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Dominion Energy, WPC Award 24 Grants to
Local Watershed Groups

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 18, 2020 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded 24 grants, totaling $30,000, to 23 local environmental organizations in 12 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of their 2020 Watershed Mini Grant Program. Grants were awarded to the... Read More


Forested Land Expands Sideling Hill Creek
Conservation Area to 375 Acres

May 15, 2020 7:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Forested Land Expands Sideling Hill Creek
Conservation Area to 375 Acres

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 15, 2020 – Nineteen acres of forested land buffering Sideling Hill Creek in Mann Township, Bedford County have been protected and added to the now 375-acre Sideling Hill Creek Conservation Area, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today. The newly protected land provides habitat for wildlife and... Read More


WPC Seeks Volunteers to Help Plant
its Community Flower Gardens Starting May 16

May 15, 2020 6:58 pm Published by Comments Off on WPC Seeks Volunteers to Help Plant
its Community Flower Gardens Starting May 16

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 15, 2020 – Now that some COVID-19 restrictions are easing for most counties in the region, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking volunteers to assist with planting some of its community flower gardens in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Healthy people of all ages... Read More