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Celebrating Conservation
Since 1991 

Our Vision

To preserve natural, rural, and historic landscapes for Nature’s benefit and the enrichment of future generations.
Our Mission
Westmoreland Conservancy preserves, enhances, and connects land, habitat, and green space through acquisition, stewardship, and cooperation with local communities and other organizations.

Contact Us:

Westmoreland Conservancy

1 Priority Lane, Unit 446

Murrysville, PA  15668

724.325.5523

contact@westmorelandconservancy.org

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**ATTENTION**
PLEASE wear BLAZE Orange
on ALL of our reserves at this time. 
Have some on your pets, too.
Let's ALL be safe out there!

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Owl Prowl at
Morosini Reserve
8PM Friday, February 3

Enjoy a moonlight stroll and listen for the owls! We will be heading out from the Universal Pedestrian Trailhead at the end of Morosini Farm Road promptly at 8PM. (Last stop of the walk will be near lot #1 at the bend, so you'll want to park there and walk up the road to the Upper Trailhead). The house at the right is NOT part of the Reserve. Our events are always free; PLEASE register on our website www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

Upcoming Activities:
Owl Prowl 02/03/23
Apple Tree Rehab  02/18/23

1st Day of Spring Hike 03/20/23 
Earth Day    04/22/23
Annual Members Meeting  04/26/23
Shadows of the Past Hike  05/06/23
Enchanted Forest 5/27/23 
See our calendar!

Annual Members' Meeting
& Elections

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Westmoreland Conservancy's Annual Meeting and Elections will be held Wednesday, April 26th at 7PM at the Delmont Public Library. Any individual donating $25 or more is considered a member, and and your voice is important to us!

The Members’ Meeting will open with a review of the proposed slate for the election of our Board of Governors. Once the Governors are elected the Members' Meeting will close, and the Organizational meeting will come to order to allow the Governors to elect the 2023-4 Officers. This will be followed by the April Board Meeting.

www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

2/18 Annual Apple Tree

Rehab at Morosini Reserve

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Apple Tree Rehab at Morosini Our annual project is revitalizing the old apple trees at Morosini! We have seen these trees bloom and produce the very same year! This is year five of our quest to not only revitalize the old variety trees at the reserve, but to make others more comfortable with the process before trying at home! Be at parking lot #1 by 9AM.

PLEASE register on our website through the link below.

Bring your work gloves, loppers, clippers, pole saws, and questions so that our team can share their experience.

Event Registration: www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

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2023 Monthly Meetings: 

Delmont Public Library 7PM

Feb 22, Mar22, Apr 26,

May24, June 28, July 26, Aug 23

Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15** Dec 27

**11/15 Holiday schedule 

VERNAL EQUINOX

1st Day of Spring Hike

Monday, March 20

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Experience the onset of SPRING with us at our McGinnis Reserve. The seasons officially change at 5:23PM! We'll follow the trails around to see what may be emerging from the sleeping winter soils.

It will likely be damp, so have raingear and boots! 
The hike will start promptly at 5pm from the parking lot on Hunter Drive, so come early!

www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

FREE

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Earth Day Work Day
Morosini Reserve
9AM April 22, 2023

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The international theme of Earth Day 2023 is "Invest in Our Planet".

Westmoreland Conservancy invests in Our Community....

Your Community...

every day. 

Join us at 9AM Saturday 4/22/23 at the Upper Parking Lot of the Morosini Reserve for TRAIL BUILDING along the north side of the pond and maintenance of the earthen dam.

www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

FREE

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Shadows of the Past
A Hike Through Forgotten  Industrial History*
10AM Saturday, May 6

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Park at the Flinn Reserve on Boxcartown Road and follow our guide into the not-so-distant past. Check out the history of those riches anticipated by William Penn's heirs in the Denmark Manor area of the Charter. The hike will explore remnants of a bygone era, explained by local historian "Coke Oven Mike" (https://coalandcoke.blogspot.com/2017/02/export-pa-and-export-mines.html), and take you through land protected by Westmoreland Conservancy and the Lyons Run Watershed Assn.

*Part of our Westmoreland 250 History Hike Series

www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

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Enchanted Forest
at the Morosini Reserve
Saturday, May 27

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Westmoreland Conservancy invites you to join us at the Morosini Reserve from 11AM- 2PM Saturday, May 27th. Find fairy houses and troll huts in the woods. Learn about the mysterious magic of Nature! Discover all sorts of cool things! 

Join us at the UPT lot at the end of Morosini Farm Court. Come dressed as your favorite fairy, sprite or woodlands creature! We'll make a fun craft for everyone to take home!

www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

FREE

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Westmoreland Conservancy is an all-volunteer, private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization committed to conservation. We are not affiliated with the town of Murrysville, nor with Westmoreland County. We do not receive taxpayer monies. Our organization is funded by our donors.

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Please Note:
The King Reserve  has been expanded by approximately 25 acres. Maps of the new red trail are in the kiosk box!

About

Westmoreland Conservancy preserves, enhances and connects land, habitat and green space through acquisition, stewardship, and cooperation with local communities and other organizations.

Our vision is to preserve natural, rural, and historic landscapes for Nature's benefit and the enrichment of future generations. Since 1991 Westmoreland Conservancy has protected more than 600 acres of land. 

Westmoreland Conservancy is devoted to conservation of land in Westmoreland County. We are an accredited 501c-3 non-profit organization.

Reserves

Westmoreland Conservancy protects land and habitat in Westmoreland County. We are making our reserves even more people-accessible, and better for the wildlife inhabiting the area.

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westmorelandconservancy.org generously hosted by donation

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Get Involved

Becoming a volunteer provides a unique opportunity to contribute directly to protecting our region’s clean waters, natural areas, and sustainable local economies now and for future generations. You play an important role in conserving the waters, meadows, and woodlands of your community. You will meet wonderful people, too! Volunteering at the Conservancy is productive work, and it’s fun! 

Tell us what you would like to do: stewardship; special events; hikes; fundraising; website; newsletters/email news... contact us at the email address or phone number above! 

 

Donate

Donations to Westmoreland Conservancy help to protect and restore bird & wildlife habitat, and save special places of natural and historic significance. 

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