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Conservancy Acquires Oil and Gas Rights Under its Tryon-Weber Woods Property in Crawford County

October 31, 2017 9:11 am Published by Comments Off on Conservancy Acquires Oil and Gas Rights Under its Tryon-Weber Woods Property in Crawford County

Pittsburgh – Oct. 31, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the recent acquisition of oil and gas rights under 89 acres of its 107-acre Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area in Sadsbury Township, Crawford County. The acquisition eliminates any future surface disturbance from oil and gas extraction on this natural... Read More


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

October 31, 2017 8:41 am Published by Comments Off on WPC, Dominion Energy Seek Proposals from Local Watershed Groups for Watershed Mini Grants

Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 31 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Energy are now accepting proposals for the 2017-2018 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region. The watershed grants can be used to cover expenses in three areas: water quality... Read More


Thiel College Helps Sustain Community Gardens in Mercer County

September 29, 2017 4:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Thiel College Helps Sustain Community Gardens in Mercer County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept., 29, 2017 – Two community gardens in Mercer County will keep blooming for the next several years, thanks to financial sponsorship from Thiel College. The college’s sponsorship and partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy was announced at a dedication ceremony held September 21 at the Wentling... Read More


WPC Announces Protection and Restoration of the Historic Hickman Chapel in Fayette County

September 22, 2017 11:32 am Published by Comments Off on WPC Announces Protection and Restoration of the Historic Hickman Chapel in Fayette County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Sept., 22, 2017 – The historic Hickman Chapel, which has been a fixture on the Laurel Highlands landscape in Fayette County for more than 100 years, was donated yesterday to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for restoration, preservation and eventual public use in keeping with its original purpose.... Read More


Longtime Fallingwater Director Lynda Waggoner to Retire in Early 2018

September 14, 2017 11:47 am Published by Comments Off on Longtime Fallingwater Director Lynda Waggoner to Retire in Early 2018

Lynda S. Waggoner started at Fallingwater in 1965 when she was just 17 years old. “I arrived here to be a guide – an anxious teenager fearful of speaking in public,” she said Now after more than 40 years of working at Fallingwater in various positions and capacities – from... Read More


Conservancy Earns Renewed Accreditation from Land Trust Accreditation Commission

August 23, 2017 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on Conservancy Earns Renewed Accreditation from Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Aug. 23, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy received its renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, the Conservancy announced today. “Achieving renewed land trust accreditation confirms that the Conservancy continues to protect Western Pennsylvania’s important... Read More


EYE Con Summer Camp Offers Science and Outdoor Experiences for High School Students

July 20, 2017 1:04 pm Published by Comments Off on EYE Con Summer Camp Offers Science and Outdoor Experiences for High School Students

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 20, 2017 – High school students interested in biology, ecology and the outdoors are invited to join a four-day, hands-on science camp led by professional ecologists and biologists. Experiencing Your Environment through Conservation (EYE Con) will kick off its third year of summer camp August 8-11... Read More


Conservancy Protects More Important Land within the Laurel Hill Creek Watershed

June 30, 2017 9:13 am Published by Comments Off on Conservancy Protects More Important Land within the Laurel Hill Creek Watershed

Jefferson Township, Pa. – June 30, 2017 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today purchased a 30-acre property located in the headwaters of Laurel Hill Creek in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, that has now become a new addition to Laurel Ridge State Park. This property, which is adjacent to the park,... Read More


Local Couple, Garden Club and Corporate Partner Bring a New Community Entryway Garden to Route 65

June 27, 2017 4:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Local Couple, Garden Club and Corporate Partner Bring a New Community Entryway Garden to Route 65

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 27, 2017 – Daylilies, purple coneflower, sea green juniper and Eastern redbud trees now provide greenery, beauty and bursts of natural color along Ohio River Boulevard (Route 65) in Pittsburgh, thanks to the generous support from private donors, the Garden Club of Allegheny County and Rivers... Read More