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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.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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.

Westmoreland Conservation District
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.

Turtle 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.

Great Allegheny Passage
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.

The Nature Conservancy
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
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!

..some good pictures of Phipps..


Westmoreland Bird & Nature Club
Birding, Environmental, & more, with an emphasis on Pennsylvania & Westmoreland County.

The 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.

Home Page 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.

The American Chestnut Foundation
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.

Three 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 Western Pennsylvania
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.

Roaring Run Watershed Association
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

Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program

Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, Inc.

PA CleanWays of Westmoreland County

Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team

Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Saint Vincent College Environmental Education Center

The Natural Resources Conservation Service


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