General Reference

70 Things You Can Do To Conserve Westmoreland County

Take a canvas bag along when you go shopping…give a membership in a watershed association for a friend’s birthday…replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescents. These are just some of the easy, inexpensive things you can do to make a difference for conservation.  Take a look inside this lively brochure to learn more.

John Millen Soil Display

This brochure gives an introduction to the five large vertical slices of Westmoreland County soil that make up this free and informative display where you can explore the world underneath your feet.

Brinkerton Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment System Fact Sheet

About halfway between Armbrust and United, in the small rural town of Brinkerton, is the largest abandoned coal mine discharge in the entire Sewickley Creek Watershed.

Water has been flowing out of the mine and into Sewickley Creek at a rate of 2,000 to 4,000 gallons per minute, depending on the time of the year, for nearly five decades.

This fact sheet gives more information on this significant discharge and the ongoing efforts of a number of conservation organizations to remedy it.

A Guide for Identifying & Controlling Common Noxious & Invasive Weeds in Southwestern PennsylvaniaWeed Book 2014 SW PA cover

Westmoreland Conservation District
60th Anniversary Timeline Booklet

Homeowner's Stormwater Guide Cover

Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater

How to develop and implement a stormwater management plan for your property.

Westmoreland County Conservation Directory, October 2019

A listing of more than 100 people, organizations and agencies dedicated to the conservation, restoration and wise use of our county’s natural resources.   Published as a service by the Westmoreland Conservation District

Lowber cover

Visit The Passive Wetland Treatment System at Lowber

Pond Guide cover webA Guide to Common Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania

Field Guide for NPDES Permits, Erosion Control, and Post Stormwater Management