- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has purchased 90 acres of land near a popular hiking and biking trail in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The (Somerset) Daily American reports (https://bit.ly/1NVB4QP ) that the conservancy paid $342,000 for the land along the Casselman River, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The property is one of four acquired within view of the Great Allegheny Passage, a trail that attracts hundreds of thousands of people who can bike or hike from Pittsburgh to Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Conservancy officials say the land will be part of a nearly 280-acre conservation area.

The conservancy says it will protect water quality in the Casselman and Youghiogheny (yawk-a-GEN’-nee) rivers and help keep scenic views.


Information from: Daily American, https://www.dailyamerican.com

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