Celebrating Conservation
Since 1991 

Saving Land, Fall 2021,

Accreditation Corner Article

Featuring

Westmoreland Conservancy

Contact Us:

Westmoreland Conservancy

1 Priority Lane, Unit 446

Murrysville, PA  15668

724.325.5523

contact@westmorelandconservancy.org

Autumn Enchanted Forest
October 15, 11AM

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Find fairy houses and learn about the mysterious magic of Nature! Come dressed as your favorite Sprite, Fairy, or woodlands creature! We'll make a fun craft for everyone to take home!
The Morosini Reserve is on Morosini Farm Court off Ringertown Road. 

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

FREE

Witch Hazel Hike at McGinnis

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10AM Saturday, October 8. McGinnis Reserve lot on Hunter Drive. 

The McGinnis Reserve is home to all sorts of interesting flora. It boasts large colonies of the autumn-blooming Witch Hazel, a native shrub known for its medicinal qualities. 

The group will leave the parking lot at 10AM and follow the blue trail to the meadow and into the woods. The delicate yellow blooms are a lovely addition to the colors of the autumn leaves!

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

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Upcoming Activities:
Witch Hazel Hike@McGinnis 10/8
Autumn Enchanted Forest 10/15
Autumn Excursion 10/22
Opt-Outside DHCT 11/25
Winter Solstice Walk 12/21
See our calendar!

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Monthly Meetings: 
Delmont Public Library 7PM
Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 16

August 29, 2022

Morosini Reserve

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Winter Solstice Walk
4:30PM Wednesday, December 21

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Winter officially begins at 4:47PM Wednesday, December 21st. This is the shortest day, with only 9 hours and 17 minutes of daylight. Sunset will be at 4:55PM, and we'll view it from the eastern fields of the Morosini Reserve.

The Morosini Reserve is on Morosini Farm Court off Ringertown Road. 

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

FREE

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10/22 Autumn Excursion to

Coopers Rock State Forest, WV

Leave from the Walmart parking lot in Delmont at 8:30AM (90 minute trip) -OR- meet at the main observation overlook and be ready to explore! Coopers Rock State Forest boasts great trails and great views! Check out the old Iron Furnace, the wonderful work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, or the incredible rock formations! We’ll find a fun place to eat on the way home, but bring snacks & water.
Sturdy footwear, please!
Event Registration: www.westmorelandconservancy.org/event-registration

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Opt-Outside November 25
10AM

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The King/Potter Reserve parking lot on Crowfoot Road will serve as our starting point for this somewhat abbreviated hike along the Don Harrison Community Trail (DHCT). The Caywood lot (Hills Church Rd) is just over 1.5 miles, and the trailhead at the Walter Reserve lot on Weistertown Road is 4 miles from the starting point. Please plan accordingly; bring walking sticks, sturdy hiking shoes and protective clothing. Carpool with friends, leaving a vehicle at your chosen destination and another at the lot on Crowfoot Road.

Prior to Covid, the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) meant standing in lines at stores to get bargain sales. Since the pandemic, most shop online to avoid the masses and aggravation. So now, we'll opt to go outside and walk of some of that wonderful turkey dinner and tryptophan!

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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 trail are in the kiosk box!
Thank you for your patience!

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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Donate

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

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! 

 

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