Author Archives for Carmen Bray

Volunteers to Help Prevent Flooding in the Hill District

April 3, 2018 3:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Volunteers to Help Prevent Flooding in the Hill District

Pittsburgh – April 3 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will plant more than 13,000 perennial flowers and other plants with the help of volunteers throughout April that will complete a new bioswale located at the corner of Centre and Herron avenues. The bioswale, installed by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer... Read More


Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Continues to Receive Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management from Charity Navigator

March 15, 2018 12:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Continues to Receive Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management from Charity Navigator

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 15 – For the 15th time since 2002, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has received a four-star rating for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities. According to Charity Navigator, the four-star rating is the highest... Read More


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Announces New Director

March 14, 2018 7:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Announces New Director

Mill Run, Pa. – March 14, 2018 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the appointment of Justin W. Gunther as the new director of Fallingwater and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. In April, Gunther will succeed Lynda Waggoner, who recently announced her retirement from the position after... Read More


Fallingwater Opens for 55th Tour Season

March 9, 2018 6:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Fallingwater Opens for 55th Tour Season

Mill Run, Pa. — March 9, 2018 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 10. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 5.5 million visitors from around the world. Fallingwater, designed by Wright in 1935, is open... Read More


Volunteer Stewards Needed for Local Community Gardens

February 26, 2018 9:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Volunteer Stewards Needed for Local Community Gardens

After WPC’s 130 community gardens are planted this spring, we rely on a dedicated group of volunteers, called garden stewards, to give regular attention to the gardens. Stewards work during the spring and summer months to keep our gardens healthy and blooming into the fall. WPC is looking for additional... Read More


James G. Holland, Ph.D.: In Memoriam

January 19, 2018 7:18 pm Published by Comments Off on James G. Holland, Ph.D.: In Memoriam

The Conservancy has lost a close friend and conservation hero, Jim Holland. In addition to being a renowned psychologist, Jim, along with his beloved wife Pamela Meadowcroft, have devoted decades to helping the Conservancy steward its properties. We are honored to have known and worked alongside Jim, and grateful for... Read More


Protected Land to Improve Bat Conservation and Public Fishing Access Along Spruce Creek

December 27, 2017 7:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Protected Land to Improve Bat Conservation and Public Fishing Access Along Spruce Creek

Franklin Township, Pa. – Dec. 27, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the protection of 13 acres in Franklin Township, Huntingdon County, which includes a limestone cave system to be used for bat conservation and more than 1,200 feet of public fishing access to the renowned Spruce Creek.... Read More


Laurel Ridge State Park Grows By 105 Acres

December 21, 2017 7:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Laurel Ridge State Park Grows By 105 Acres

Fairfield Township, Pa. – Dec. 21, 2017 – More than 105 acres of land have been added to Laurel Ridge State Park in Westmoreland County, thanks to a purchase made by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today. This purchase brings the state park to 13,730 acres, spanning across Cambria, Fayette, Somerset... Read More


WPC Permanently Protects Loyalhanna Creek Property with a Conservation Easement

December 1, 2017 7:12 pm Published by Comments Off on WPC Permanently Protects Loyalhanna Creek Property with a Conservation Easement

Cook Township – Dec. 1, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the sale of a 115-acre property in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County and its permanent protection through a conservation easement. Located in Cook Township, the property includes a house, log cabin and a barn. The property also features... Read More


Natural Area Donated to Conservancy along Whites Creek in Somerset County

November 30, 2017 7:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Natural Area Donated to Conservancy along Whites Creek in Somerset County

Pittsburgh – Nov. 30, 2017 – An 84-acre natural area has been protected in Addison Township, Somerset County, and is now open to the public for hiking, fishing and nature watching along Whites Creek, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today. The Whites Creek Valley Natural Area was donated to the... Read More