Author Archives for Carmen Bray

The Fallingwater Soirée Is Back!

June 15, 2022 3:55 pm Published by Comments Off on The Fallingwater Soirée Is Back!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 13, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public back to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Fayette County during a special fundraising event, the Fallingwater Soirée, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, from 6-9 p.m. As... Read More


WPC Applies for Accreditation Renewal

June 13, 2022 6:31 pm Published by Comments Off on WPC Applies for Accreditation Renewal

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 13, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is currently applying for renewal of its accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. A public comment period is now underway through September 16. Incorporated in 2008, the land trust accreditation... Read More


Timothy R. Thyreen: In Memoriam

May 19, 2022 2:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Timothy R. Thyreen: In Memoriam

The board and staff of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Conservancy Board Member Timothy R. Thyreen, who passed away on May 16 surrounded by his beloved family. Tim was a member of the Conservancy board since 2003 and dedicated to advancing the Conservancy’s... Read More


BHE GT&S, WPC Award 20 Grants to Local Watershed Groups

May 17, 2022 4:59 am Published by Comments Off on BHE GT&S, WPC Award 20 Grants to Local Watershed Groups

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 17, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE GT&S) recently awarded 20 grants, totaling $41,000, to 20 different local environmental organizations in 13 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of their 2022 Watershed Mini Grant Program. For years, financial support... Read More


Wright’s Fallingwater Goes Solar, New Solar Array to
Produce Clean Renewable Energy for Fallingwater

April 22, 2022 4:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Wright’s Fallingwater Goes Solar, New Solar Array to
Produce Clean Renewable Energy for Fallingwater

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 22, 2022 – A new solar array on the campus of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Fayette County will soon harness the power of the sun to offset 100% of electricity used by Fallingwater’s main and guest houses, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today. Located on... Read More


Get Involved in the Conservancy’s Earth Day Activities!

April 21, 2022 5:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Get Involved in the Conservancy’s Earth Day Activities!

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 21, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has several ways for everyone, anywhere to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and every day! More information about the Conservancy’s programs and Earth Day opportunities can be found at WaterLandLife.org. Redbuds are in Bloom, Now through April 30:... Read More


Ligonier Valley Conservation Easement Protects
Forestland, Headwater Streams in Westmoreland County

April 8, 2022 5:25 am Published by Comments Off on Ligonier Valley Conservation Easement Protects
Forestland, Headwater Streams in Westmoreland County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 8, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today announced the purchase of a conservation easement to permanently protect and limit development on a 289-acre forested property in Cook Township, Westmoreland County. The property provides more than a half mile of frontage along two tributary streams, Campbelle... Read More


Fallingwater Reopens for 59th Tour Season March 5

March 4, 2022 4:20 am Published by Comments Off on Fallingwater Reopens for 59th Tour Season March 5

Mill Run, Pa. — March 4, 2022 — Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019, will reopen Saturday, March 5, 2022 for its 59th tour season. Since opening to the public for its first house tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed a... Read More


105 Newly Protected Acres Safeguard Habitats and
Expand Hunting Opportunities in Bedford County

March 1, 2022 1:00 am Published by Comments Off on 105 Newly Protected Acres Safeguard Habitats and
Expand Hunting Opportunities in Bedford County

Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 1, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the permanent protection of 105 forested acres, including approximately one mile of ridgeline along the western slope of Buffalo Mountain, in Londonderry Township, Bedford County. The land was immediately transferred to the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a... Read More


Fallingwater to Host Hiring Event on Feb. 15

February 8, 2022 8:48 am Published by Comments Off on Fallingwater to Host Hiring Event on Feb. 15

Pittsburgh, Pa. — February 8, 2022 — The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is hosting an in-person Fallingwater hiring event scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to fill vacancies for several part-time and full-time positions in advance of Fallingwater’s 59th tour season opening on March 5, 2022.... Read More