Author Archives for Jaime Matters

Communities, Not Just Canoeists, Benefit From Canoe Access Sites

September 30, 2019 5:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Communities, Not Just Canoeists, Benefit From Canoe Access Sites

When outdoor enthusiasts Roy Weil and Mary Shaw established the Canoe Access Development Fund through the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 2008, they assumed canoeists and kayakers would be the main beneficiaries of improved access sites on local waterways. More than 10 years and 67 access sites later, they’ve seen an... Read More


Pittsburgh’s Second ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides More Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

September 25, 2019 1:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Pittsburgh’s Second ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides More Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Pittsburgh – September 24, 2019 – Government and nonprofit leaders gathered today in Homewood to open the City of Pittsburgh’s second ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy community flower garden, located at Frankstown Road and Bennett Street, will expand gardening opportunities for people with disabilities or other physical... Read More


ACTION ALERT

April 23, 2018 3:48 pm Published by Comments Off on ACTION ALERT

TAKE ACTION TO STOP TAX SHELTER ABUSES The land conservation work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, along with many land trusts, is made possible by the generosity of conservation-minded individuals, including our members and donors of conservation easements. Recently, bad actors in other parts of the country have been exploiting... Read More


Celebrate Earth Day With Us

April 11, 2018 3:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Celebrate Earth Day With Us

Are you, family members or friends looking for Earth Day activities? Look no more. You can celebrate Earth Day and help the environment with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by planting trees, receiving free tree seedlings or signing up to plant a community garden.   Redbud Seedling Giveaway: April 13 and... Read More