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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


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Upcoming Activities: 
Summer Solstice Walk 6/21/23
Enchanted Evening/Firefly Walk 6/24
Nearly New Moon Star Party 7/15 Persieds Star Party 8/12

Year-round Geocaching 
See our calendar!

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Summer Solstice Walk
Wednesday, June 21
Morosini Reserve UPT Lot

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The Summer Solstice is the LONGEST day of 2023! On this, the shortest night, let's take an evening walk and enjoy a quiet summer evening out in nature. Yes, it's a weekday, Wednesday, to be exact... but that's no reason to miss out on a great opportunity to be outside! 

Moon will be waxing crescent (growing!), so it should be a relatively dark night to look up to see the stars!


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2023 Monthly Meetings: 

Delmont Public Library 7PM

May24, June 28, July 26, Aug 23

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

**11/15 Holiday schedule 

Westmoreland Conservancy has always been happy to host geocaches and events at our reserves. we have cache trails designed to help explore unique features and areas of the properties. Some are even educational!

We invite you to get out and enjoy our reserves, and if you have a suggestion for or would like to help create a new cache trail on one of the properties not already boasting one, please reach out!

Interested in attending an event?
Please let us know by filling out the registration at
We always look forward to seeing new faces and familiar friends! 

An Enchanted Evening/ Firefly Walk
6/24 at 8:30 PM

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The Enchanted Evening will take place on one of the shortest nights of 2023. What better than to enjoy a magical evening outside? Join us at 8:30PM at the Universal Pedestrian Trailhead for an evening walk to the pond and around to the fields. The longer you stay, the more fireflies you’ll see mingling with the fairies. The moon should be reasonably bright, being nearly half-full!

This event is FREE, but PLEASE register so that we may adequately manageparking:

at the 
Morosini Reserve

Mid-May generally signals the peak of migration activity, but there is always an incredible variety of birds to observe at the Morosini Reserve. 


Because the 183-acre reserve boasts diverse habitat areas. You'll experience a shaded pond, dense woodlands, open fields, and edge habitat all within a 30-minute walk. if you take your time and observe closely, you'll see and hear all SORTS of birds, both migratory and local residents!

One never tires of seeing a beautiful cardinal or bluebird, but an indigo bunting, yellowthroat  or cedar waxwing is an exciting rush!

As always, you are invited to enjoy the reserve even without a guided event. Just please, leave no trace.

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Nearly New Moon Star Party
Saturday, July 15
8:30 PM 
Morosini Parking Lot #1

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Enjoy a Summer evening around a campfire under the waning crescent moon. It should be a fairly dark night, perfect for checking out the stars and planets. You might even listen for owls! We'll provide the fire, you bring the marshmallows at 8:30PM.

Park at lot #1, on the left side of Morosini Farm Road at the bend after coming under the trestle. DO NOT TRY TO FIND THE RED PIN. IT'S INCORRECT)

Our events are always free;

PLEASE register on our website

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Enchanted Forest

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Perseids Meteor Shower
Star Party,
Saturday, August 12
8:30PM Morosini Lot #1

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The Perseids are one of the most-watched events of the summer night sky. Peak watching conditions are expected August 11 & 12, so we *SHOULD* see quite a show! Outdoors, gazing at the stars makes this event WEATHER DEPENDENT, since looking up in the rain seldom produces great results.

We'll provide the fire, you bring the marshmallows at 8:30PM. And really, what could be more fun than sitting around a campfire making new friends??

Park at lot #1, on the left side of Morosini Farm Road at the bend after coming under the trestle. DO NOT TRY TO FIND THE RED PIN. IT'S INCORRECT)

Our events are always free;

PLEASE register on our website

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Stakeholder Notification/

Public Notice


The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Westmoreland Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

"I believe that the process of accreditation has strengthened Westmoreland Conservancy, playing an important role in our growth and accomplishments." Shelly Tichy, president of WC. 

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Westmoreland Conservancy complies with national

quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see


To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to

Comments may also be mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Westmoreland Conservancy’s application will be most useful by November 19, 2023.

Thank you for your support and interest.

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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.


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.


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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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! 



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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