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John M. Barrett
Township Manager

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Nov 07

Land conservation protects watershed and woodlands

Posted on November 7, 2023 at 8:34 AM by Andrea Iglar

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and it has nothing to do with football season.

Western Pennsylvania truly shines in the fall, especially when a golden sun amplifies the red, orange and yellow of changing leaves against a blue sky.

This fall, as we count our blessings and express our thanks to neighbors, friends and family, let’s also appreciate the natural environment and vibrant landscape of the community.

The nonprofit Allegheny Land Trust is making an effort to protect area woodlands and the local watershed. The Panhandle Greenway Conservation Project aims to conserve 141 acres of land near the Panhandle Trail in South Fayette that will connect to various other conserved lands, such as Preservation Park, Boys Home Park and the Boys Home Farm Preserve.

We are proud to support this and similar projects to preserve natural spaces in the township.

Recently I took a walk along the Panhandle Trail and was struck by the vivid tapestry of nature. Whether you stroll on the path around Preservation Park, take a bike ride on the trail or walk your dog in Bark Park at Fairview Park, I encourage you to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the season as well.

While we're at it, let's enjoy some football, too.


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