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Westmoreland Land Trust
A land trust is a local organization that conserves land of special
value to the community, such as land that contributes to the
region's quality of life because of its scenic, recreational,
environmental, historical, or cultural qualities.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's mission is to enrich the
human relationship with the natural world by saving the places we
care about. They have conserved some of the region's places of
exceptional ecological, recreational and scenic value; places such
as Fallingwater near Ohiopyle.
The Westmoreland Conservation District is dedicated to the
conservation, restoration, and proper use of our natural resources.
Functioning as a unit of government, the directors and their
associates commit themselves to the leadership and service required
in pursuing activities beneficial to the environment.
Creek Watershed Association
The TCWA has worked since 1971 to address watershed issues and
improve water quality in the 147-square-mile area of eastern
Allegheny and northern Westmoreland counties drained by Turtle Creek
in this densely populated area. The TCWA has also become involved
with projects which address recreation, environmental education, and
natural resources conservation throughout the watershed.
We're the Allegheny Trail Alliance, a coalition of seven rails to
trails organizations building the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150
mile biking and hiking trail connecting Cumberland, MD and
Pittsburgh, PA with a 52 mile branch to the Pittsburgh International
Airport. At Cumberland we link to the C & O Canal Towpath, creating
a continuous ride to Washington, DC.
Since 1951, we've been working with communities, businesses and
people like you to protect more than 92 million acres around the
world. View our Annual Report Our Mission To preserve the plants,
animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life
on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Works to renew, restore, preserve,
and protect the four great parks of Pittsburgh.
Westmoreland County History Project
The History Project is committed to the transcription of the History
of Westmoreland County that was written in 1906 by John N. Boucher &
John W. Jordan. This is a three volume set of nearly 2000 pages
which contain the early history of the county as well as a large
number of biographical sketches.
Phipps Conservatory And Botanical Gardens
..some good pictures of Phipps..
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings together the finest
in horticulture, art, education and fun! From seasonal flower shows,
educational classes, special exhibits and fun events - something's
always blooming at Phipps!
Westmoreland Bird & Nature Club
Birding, Environmental, & more, with an emphasis on Pennsylvania &
Bird Banding Program at Powdermill Nature Reserve.
Field Station of Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pennsylvania Land Trust
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association promotes voluntary land
conservation by supporting the missions of land trusts and building
a positive climate for conservation in Pennsylvania. See also the
Land Trust Alliance,
a national organization which promotes land conservation.
for Murrysville, PA
Our beautiful, suburban community, located 22 miles east of
Pittsburgh, PA has 37 square miles of land and approximately 20,000
residents. We take great pride in our attractive neighborhoods, our
strong school system, our variety of churches, our responsive
government and our rural character.
TACF's goal is to restore the American chestnut tree to its native
range within the woodlands of the eastern United States, using a
scientific research and breeding program developed by its founders.
Rivers Birding Club
First and foremost, we have many outings to locations in Western
Pennsylvania and beyond. We meet 6 times a year to see slide shows
and hold workshops mainly about birds, bringing in the most
outstanding speakers we can find.
Private Landowner Network
The Private Landowner network is a collaborative project of the
Resources First Foundation and the New England Forestry Foundation
to develop an Internet based resource to facilitate and encourage
private landowner conservation endeavors.
Audubon Society of
Welcome to the premier non-profit, environmental education
organization in western Pennsylvania. We feature public access
nature reserves, a nature center, a nature store, and educational
programs for schools and the public.
An Environmental Preservation Organization located in Apollo, PA.
Founded in 1982, the Roaring Run Watershed Association's mission is
to restore land which has suffered environmental damage, and to
protect unspoiled tracts from unwarranted development.
Westmoreland Earth Day
Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, Inc.
CleanWays of Westmoreland County
Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team
Mountain Service Corps
Department of Environmental Protection
Vincent College Environmental Education Center
Resources Conservation Service