Location: 4951 Crowfoot Rd, Murrysville, PA 15668
N 40° 27.212 W 079° 39.454
This 3.23 acre parcel has a large diversity of trees and a pristine stream and will be used by local school students in environmental studies.
The 3.23 acres of what is now Potter's Corner was deeded to the Westmoreland Conservancy by William J. Potter on April 20, 2001. Mr. Potter sold the land to the Conservancy via a bargain sale. The PA Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) awarded a grant for this property in the amount of $34,000 from the Department's Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which is a combination of funding sources from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Keystone), the Environmental Stewardship and Watershed Protection Act (Growing Greener) and Pennsylvania Recreational Trails funds.
The reserve protects a sensitive ecosystem, enlarges the King Nature Reserve, and provides a wonderful educational opportunity, particularly to the young people of Sloan elementary school, who can access the trail from school property. Two eagle scout projects have been completed in this reserve: One by Benjamin Lombard, who made an educational trail beginning on the reserve and identifying trees to Sloan school, and Scott Ackmann, who built a bridge across Pearson Creek.