Saturday, April 17, 2021

Westmoreland Land Trust Protects 96-Acre Farm Near Greensburg For Nature & Art Park

Westmoreland Land Trust recently acquired the 96-acre Carl A. Schwarz farm near Greensburg which will be conserved as a nature and art park, with meadows to provide habitat for pollinator and upland meadow bird species.

The Trust will engage a planning consultant for the conservation project.  Planning will include input from residents of nearby communities and others interested in the project.

For some time the property will only be open to the public during Visitors Days which will be announced on the Trust website and Facebook page.

A video of aerial views of the property may be seen on the WLT’s YouTube Channel.

The park will be formally known as the Carl A. Schwarz Memorial Park,  and the WLT invites suggestions for a short banner name for the park.  The one or two word banner name should reflect the property’s beauty, conservation value, or Westmoreland County heritage. 

Please send your suggestions - or your request to be placed on a mailing list for the future nature and art park - to

The farm was acquired with the help of funding from Colcom Foundation and Allegheny Foundation. 

For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Westmoreland Land Trust website.  Follow them on Facebook.

(Reprinted from the WeConservePA Facebook Post.)

Related Articles:

-- Morton Family Partners With French Valley Conservancy To Donate 340 Acres In Crawford County

-- Farm Families Partner With Dept. Of Agriculture To Protect 26 More Farms, 2,370 Acres From Future Development 

[Posted: April 17, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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