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New Story Map

Here is a story map about our project, Green by Design, to evaluate land across Westmoreland County.  Please contact us or stop by for a brochure about the project, or to learn more about our work.  The story map was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation and Partnerships Program Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, through Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Laurel Highlands mini grant program.

 

 

After Paddle

Thanks to all for our After Paddle on May 18, which followed the 2019 Loyalhanna Sojourn!  It was a beautiful afternoon thanks to great music from Triple Play, delicious food from Route 66 BBQ, and help from many in New Alexandria, the New Alexandria VFD, Boy Scout Troop #205, Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation, Keystone State Park the Loyalhanna Watershed Association, and Latrobe Parks & Recreation.  Over 200 Sojourners stopped by, and many interested in our land conservation in Westmoreland County. Special thanks to Westmoreland Land Trust board members John Lohr, Theo van de Venne, Brian Lawrence, and Tammy Colt who helped throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all who support us!

Thanks to you our fund drives are a success.  And thanks to you we are able to complete work well beyond the capacity of our small staff!  Whether you have contributed funding or effort, your support of the Westmoreland Land Trust has made a big difference in our work to conserve land of special ecological, historic, scenic, or recreational value in Westmoreland County.

 

Help build a future where throughout Westmoreland County open space and recreational lands abound, water resources are protected, and wildlife flourishes.  Thank you to all the people and organizations that help our work, whether with a contribution or effort!

 

 

Welcome William Danchuk, William Mihalco, and Kodie Rearick

The Westmoreland Land Trust welcomes William Danchuk, William Mihalco, and Kodie Rearick.  William Danchuk and William Mihalco join the land trust as board members, and Kodie Rearick as an AmeriCorps Service Member.

Danchuk, an attorney who lives in New Florence, has worked for corporations including USX as well as founding his own companies related to safety, health, and the environment.  He is a woodworker who makes cherry and walnut classical furniture and a volunteer board member of the Loyalhanna Watershed Association.

Mihalco of Harrison City is a registered professional engineer who spent most of his career with Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. His volunteer involvement includes service as an associate director of the Westmoreland Conservation District, a board member and secretary of the Turtle Creek Watershed Association, and vice chairman of the Penn Township Zoning Hearing Board.

Rearick graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor of science in wildlife and fisheries science. She joins the land trust with experience as a team leader/biological technician for Sanders Environmental Inc., a hunting control manager at a refuge in Maryland, and as a field data collection technician with Crawford Consulting Services in Pittsburgh.

 

 


Upcoming Events

Jul
13
Sat
Mushroom Walk at Ackermann Nature Preserve @ Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Jack and Valerie Baker of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club for a mushroom walk at the Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve.  Walk from 9 am – 11 am, and then brak for lunch and ID.

Jul
19
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board Meeting @ Westmoreland Conservation District Barn
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Westmoreland Land Trust Board meeting will start at 9 AM.  The public is welcome and invited to attend.

Sep
20
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board Meeting @ Westmoreland Conservationn District Barn
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Westmoreland Land Trust Board meeting will start at 9 AM.  The public is welcome and invited to attend.

Nov
15
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board Meeting @ Westmoreland Conservation District Barn
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Westmoreland Land Trust Board meeting will start at 9 AM.  The public is welcome and invited to attend.