Properties Conserved

From its founding in December 2007, the Westmoreland Land Trust has acquired some 274 acres in seven distinct Westmoreland County communities:

  • the 59-acre Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve in Ardara, North Huntingdon Township (see directions)
  • the 22-acre Peter and Victoria Skena Nature Reserve in Murrysville¬† (contiguous to the 55-acre Lillian Kellman Nature Reserve)
  • 21 acres in Rostraver Township along the Youghiogheny River (added to Cedar Creek Park)
  • 3.5 acres in the City of Greensburg near Cabin Hill Drive,
  • 9 acres in Murrysville (added to Duff Park)
  • 4 acres in Ligonier Township along Route 30 (conserved in partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Loyalhanna Watershed Association)
  • 16.5 acres in Murrysville (added to Duff Park)
  • 49 acres in Murrysville (added to Duff Park)
  • 22 acres in Murrysville that link Duff Park and Pleasant Valley Park (providing continuous access to 500 natural acres)
  • 1 acre in Mount Pleasant Township at the intersection of State Route 982 and Welty Road (conveyed to Westmoreland County)
  • 28 acres in Rostraver Township, buffering the Cedar Creek Gorge (conserved in partnership with the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation and added to Cedar Creek Park)
  • 39 acres in Hempfield Township (conserved in partnership with Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation and added to Twin Lakes Park)