The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is grateful to team up with premium outdoor clothing manufacturer, KÜHL, at the grand opening weekend, September 24-26, 2021, of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ first new outdoor specialty store, Public Lands, located in Cranberry Township, Butler County.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Public Lands Vendor Village Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 – 11 a.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. – noon, for free kodiak pancakes and coffee from Ohiopyle Coffee Roasters, as part of KÜHL’s Pants and Pancakes promotion. Conservancy staff will be on hand each day near the KÜHL MULE to answer questions about our 41 nature preserves where you can hike, fish, watch wildlife and enjoy all kinds of outdoor recreation for free.

After some pancakes and information, you can explore the legendary KÜHL MULE, shop in the new Public Lands store and purchase some KÜHL gear. For every pair of KÜHL pants sold, KÜHL will donate a dollar to WPC.

Julie Holmes, director of development for the Conservancy, appreciates KÜHL’s similar symbiotic commitment to nature and sustainability, and values their investment in the Conservancy’s work and mission. “We’re so pleased and grateful to be the beneficiaries of KÜHL’s charitable proceeds as it strongly reinforces their investment in Western Pennsylvania. We’re glad to be part of this event that is supporting both KÜHL’s and Public Lands’ commitment to community and conservation, and we thank both brands for their support.”

KÜHL Sales Director Tyler Jackson says KÜHL’s clothing, which is available for purchase at Public Lands, is designed to move and keep up with you and made with the least amount of environmental impact. “With more than a quarter million acres of conserved natural land, we are proud to partner with both the WPC as well as Public Lands as we all share a common goal: getting people outdoors to responsibly enjoy and experience everything mother nature has to offer,” he adds.

The grand opening for Public Lands, located at 1000 Cranberry Square Drive, Suite D in Cranberry Twp., PA 16066, is September 24-26, 2021. Public Lands seeks to celebrate and protect public lands for all. With retail locations designed to inspire and fuel a need to get outside, Public Lands is dedicated to providing products and experiences to any and all explorers in an effort to grow the number of people who love and seek to protect our public lands.


About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands, protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, and accessed hundreds of wildlife species and their habitats. The Conservancy owns and operates Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 130 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 5,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit or

Media Contact:
Carmen Bray
Director of Communications for WPC