Pittsburgh, Pa.– November 8, 2022 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is currently accepting grant applications for water quality improvement projects and for projects to improve access to local rivers and streams. Grants are available to local watershed groups and organizations located throughout Western Pennsylvania.

The Conservancy has funding available through its Canoe Access Development Fund (CADF) to support projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. Applicants can receive up to $5,000 per project. The application deadline is November 21. Click here to apply. 

The Conservancy and BHE GT&S are now accepting proposals for the 2023 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region. Applicants can receive up to $3,500 per project. The application deadline is December 19. Click here to apply.



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 assessed thousands 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 7,000 volunteers. The work of the Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.

Media Contact:
Carmen Bray
Director of Communications
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