Abandoned Mine in South Huntingdon Township Reclaimed by Landowner

Abandoned Mine in South Huntingdon Township Reclaimed by Landowner

A large landowner reclamation project was recently completed in South Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, adjacent to the town of Wyano. This 60 plus acre site once showed the ugly scars of past surface and deep mining. The former owners and operators left the property in disrepair by not reclaiming the property as required, thus forfeiting […]

The Stony Run Watershed - Investments Help Local Agriculture and Community

The Stony Run Watershed – Investments Help Local Agriculture and Community

The Stony Run Watershed is located in northeastern Westmoreland County north of Derry. From its headwaters, it flows north seven miles to the Conemaugh River and drains a total of 13 square miles. Although small, this watershed has been identified as one of the highest in Westmoreland County in the amount of sediment and nutrient […]

The Kinlock Basin

The Kinlock Basin

Even though residents of Kinlock may never see the new detention pond the Westmoreland Conservation District helped to create a few miles away, they definitely will notice the big, positive difference it makes in their quality of life. It will reduce flooding – a problem that has plagued this small community near Lower Burrell for […]

Jim Pillsbury Receives Award

Jim Pillsbury Receives Engineer Award Westmoreland Conservation District Hydraulic Engineer Jim Pillsbury, PE was recognized earlier this year by the Pittsburgh section of the American Society of Civil Engineers with their Government Engineer of the Year Award. Jim and his family are pictured above at the Awards Banquet (l-r) Sarah and Jim Pillsbury, Jim’s parents […]