Calendar

Nov
16
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board Meeting @ J Roy Houston Conservation Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Nov
27
Tue
Give Big Pittsburgh
Nov 27 all-day

In our first 10 years, supporters have helped acquire 274 acres in seven Westmoreland County communities; have helped enlarge parks; and have helped conserve exceptional natural areas.  Together we can accomplish even more to build a future where throughout Westmoreland County open space and recreational lands abound, water resources are protected, and wildlife flourishes.

Join our effort by donating online via Give Big Pittsburgh on Tuesday November 27, or mail a contribution to the Westmoreland Land Trust, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg PA  15601.  Please contact us if you would like to make a gift of securities or a bequest.  A possibility for those receiving required minimum distributions from IRA accounts is making a tax-free donation directly from your IRA account.  The Westmoreland Land Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and donations to it are tax deductible (EIN #77-0710733).

Donations may also be made throughout the year!

Jan
18
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board Meeting and Breakfast @ Westmoreland Conservation District Barn
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

The 2019 Organizational Meeting of the Board of the Westmoreland Land Trust will start at 9 AM, preceded by light breakfast at 8:30. Public is welcome and invited to attend.

Mar
22
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board Meeting @ Westmoreland Conservation District Barn
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

May
4
Sat
Wildflowers and Warblers at Ackermann Nature Preserve @ Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join members of the Botanical Society of Western PA and the Westmoreland Bird and Nature Club to observe wildflowers and warblers at the beautiful Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve.

May
5
Sun
Stewardship Morning @ Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join Westmoreland Land Trust volunteers for a morning of light stewardship work at the Otto and Magdalene Nature Preserve in North Huntingdon Township on Sunday May 5.  We will start at 9 AM and work until about noon, but you are welcome to come and leave at any time convenient for you.  We will provide all materials and drinking water.  It should be a beautiful morning in this lovely wooded preserve, with the opportunity to see many spring wildflowers in bloom.  Please join us!

May
17
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board Meeting @ Westmoreland Conservation District Barn
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

May
18
Sat
The After Paddle @ Gray Wing Park
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday May 18 from Noon to 4 PM for the After Paddle!  Come to Gray Wing Park at the west end of West Main Street in New Alexandria, for a gathering with music by Triple Play, delicious food available to purchase from Route 66 BBQ (and snow cones and baked goods from the New Alexandria Home Economics 4-H Club).  The After Paddle will immediately follow the Loyalhanna Sojourn, and will celebrate the Loyalhanna and land conservation.  Bring your lawn chair – admission is free, and you don’t have to paddle to party!  After Paddle social media post-1 copy

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 break for lunch and ID.

Leader: Jack and Valerie Baker; jabaker2@hotmail.com; vabaker8@hotmail.com

Directions:  From Pittsburgh, travel to the intersection of PA 48 and US 30. Continue east on US 30 for ½ mile to make a left onto Leger Road (Sheetz on the right-hand corner). Turn left onto Leger Road and travel through the countryside for 2 miles. (Ignore the closed road signs as they are referring to a bridge near Brush Creek). At an intersection at the base of the hill, Leger Road turns to the right. Continue straight onto Ardara Road. After 1000 feet, look for the brown Ackermann Nature Preserve sign on the left and park at the end of the grassy strip between two homes.

GPS coordinates of the Preserve’s parking area are 40.36105, -79.74410 WGS84. Remember that the bridge from Ardara/PA 993 is currently not in use, so the Preserve must be reached from US 30.

Wear long pants and bring a lunch.  Jack and Valerie will id at lunch.

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.