PALTA to hold its first Western PA Land Conservation Summit

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association will hold a two day Land Conservation Summit at the RLA Learning & Conference Center in Cranberry Township on Thursday, November 2nd and Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Topics will fall within the categories of Land Conservation, Organizational Governance, and Fundraising & Communications. The cost is $40 for both days or $25 for one day. Register at

Give Big Pittsburgh to replace Day of Giving Event

Give Big Pittsburgh will be a month-long giving campaign, running from November 28th – December 31st. This event will replace the annual Day of Giving event that WLT has previously participated in. Please visit for more information. Donations can always be made directly on our website or through the mail. Thank you for your support!

United Way Day of Caring Event: A Great Success!

The Westmoreland Land Trust participated in the United Way Day of Caring event held on September 8, 2017. With the help of employees from Columbia Gas, WLT was able to further its trail development project at Ackermann Nature Reserve in Ardara. The next trail building event at Ackermann will be held on Wednesday, October 11th from 5pm-7pm. All are welcome!

Re-imagining Our Westmoreland


Thanks to everyone who came and offered their thoughts on Westmoreland County’s strengths and needs at the Reimagining Our Westmoreland workshop we held in conjunction with the Loyalhanna Watershed Association on Nov. 2.

Your input has been sent to the county for inclusion in the County Comprehensive Plan now being developed.  This plan will help guide local decisions through the year  2031.