Monday, October 24, 2022

Westmoreland Land Trust, WeConservePA Host Site Visit To Ongoing Conservation Of Schwarz Farm

Westmoreland Land Trust and WeConservePA’s Brad Barkdoll partnered to host a site visit of the ongoing Carl A. Schwarz Memorial Park farm conservation project outside of Greensburg, PA. 

At this visit, they were joined by Rep. Eric Nelson, Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors members, Murrysville Council and Environmental Advisory Council members, County Commissioner staff, as well as staff and affiliates from WLT.

On March 11, 2021, the WLT acquired the 96-acre Schwarz farm on Beech Hills Road in Hempfield Township with the help of funding from Colcom Foundation and Allegheny Foundation, and other supporters.  

The farm is located three miles (6 minutes by car) from downtown Greensburg. It will be conserved as a nature and art park, with meadows to provide habitat for pollinator and upland meadow bird species.

The WLT has engaged LaQuatra Bonci to conduct preliminary planning for the future park.  This effort will include gathering 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 announced on the WLT’s website and Facebook page.

For more information on this unique (and ongoing) conservation project, visit the WLT Conservation of Schwarz Farm webpage.

Visit the Westmoreland Land Trust website for more information on land conservation in Westmoreland County.

For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the WeConservePA,website, Click Here to sign up for regular updates from WeConservePA, Like them on Facebook, and Follow them on TwitterClick Here to support their work.

The 2023 PA Land Conservation Conference will be held April 26-28 in Reading.

More than 107,000 Pennsylvanians contribute to local land trusts.

(Reprinted from the WeConservePA website.)

[Posted: October 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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