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What conservation work is happening in your community?

Check out our new annual report and see.

We think you’ll be amazed at the number and variety of conservation projects under way in all parts of our county – from streambank fencing on farms in Derry Township…to erosion control at the Routes 119/819 cloverleaf project in Mount Pleasant Township.

New this year: Full-color maps, graphs and charts, as well as prose summaries of the major projects, give you a quick look at how and where the District and its partners are working to make sure everyone in our county can enjoy stable soils, healthy forests, clean streams, productive farms, and sustainable communities.



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Headwaters of Turtle Creek Bus Tour

Friday, September 26, 2014

7:45 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tour
Bus leaves from and returns to The Lamplighter Restaurant, Rt. 22, Delmont


Join the District on its latest bus tour to learn about the ways that upstream land uses impact downstream neighbors. Participants will see the impacts of drainage from abandoned coal mines, stormwater management techniques, erosion and sediment controls, streambank stabilization, and recreational enhancements. Deadline to register is September 19.

For more information and a copy of the registration form, click here.

To register online, click here.



Northwest Municipal Workshop

Friday, September 19, 2014
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Allegheny Township Municipal Building
136 Community Building Rd.
Leechburg, PA 15656

Register here!

Westmoreland Conservation District
Awards Presentations & Open House/Reception

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

2014 Award Presentations
6:00 p.m.
Penn State Cooperative Extension’s new outdoor pavilion, located between the District’s barn and Donohoe Center.

Farmer of the Year – Barbara and David McMillan, Stillwaters Farm
J. Roy Houston Conservation Partnership Award – Adam Eidemiller, Inc.
Hall of Honor – Dorothy Stoner

Open House/Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
J. Roy Houston Conservation Center

Sample local food and drinks; visit “Martha’s Milkhouse,” a traveling dairy museum; see the District’s new natural-gas-powered vehicles; and learn about plans for expanding the Conservation Center.

This year’s Awards Presentations and Open House/Reception are sponsored by Peoples Natural Gas Co.

Look for invitations and registration information in mid-August.

Clean Natural Gas Vehicles

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Clean natural gas may soon be powering one or more of the Westmoreland Conservation District¹s fleet vehicles, thanks to an arrangement with Peoples Natural Gas.

Standing next to a new natural gas vehicle are: (l-r) Westmoreland Conservation District Manager/CEO Greg Phillips, and Peoples Natural Gas representatives Lutitia Clipper, manager, Natural Gas Vehicles Business Development and Barry Kukovich, manager, Communications and Community Affairs.

Mark your calendar

Mark Your Calendar

2014 Upcoming Events


Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

2014 Awards Reception

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stream Restoration as a Pollution Reduction Strategy (recorded webcast)

To be held at the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here to register and pay online.


Northwest Municipal Workshop

Friday, September 19, 2014

8:30 a.m. to Noon
Allegheny Township Municipal Building
136 Community Building Rd.
Leechburg, PA 15656

Register here!




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