Properties Conserved

From its founding in December 2007 through the middle of 2016, the Westmoreland Land Trust has acquired some 235 acres in six distinct communities:

  • the 59-acre Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve in Ardara, North Huntingdon Township
  • 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, and
  • 28 acres in Rostraver Township (conserved in partnership with the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation and added to Cedar Creek Park).

We currently are partnering with the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation and others to acquire the land and create a new 9.5-mile trail along the Turtle Creek railroad corridor.

This trail will begin in Export, and pass through Murrysville, Monroeville, and Penn Township before ending in Trafford.