Project Grass

As a cooperating agency of Southwest Project Grass (SWPG), Penn’s Corner supports their purpose. This committee (SWPG) is an activity in rural development to assist farm operators in utilizing and protecting the land, according to its capability for forage production. The purpose of this committee is to promote improved pasture systems and rotational grazing systems for better forage production, quality, and utilization.

For more information, please visit


The River Alert Information Network (RAIN) provides technical support and leadership to western Pennsylvania’s Source Water Protection program.

For more information, click here or visit

Common Noxious & Invasive Weeds Handbook

Penn’s Corner and Westmoreland County Conservation District prepared this manual to provide information about how to identify and control noxious and invasive plant species in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Noxious Plant Control Law of 1997 “required control measures for the noxious weed to be implemented by the landowners.”

To download a copy, PA Noxious Weeds.

Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management

If you are looking for a way to help protect or improve your watershed or you are doing
a small home improvement project that creates new impervious area and you need to manage the
stormwater that is generated by it, this guide is for you. It will help you better understand:

  • what is stormwater, why stormwater runoff can be a problem, and what you can do about it;
  • how much stormwater runoff is generated by impervious areas on your property;
  • how stormwater flows across and leaves your property; and
  • how you can reduce the amount of stormwater runoff leaving your property.

This guide will also help you create your own stormwater management plan and select simple stormwater
solutions to be implemented on your property.

To download a copy, Homeowners Guide.

Annual No Till Conference


Learn how to increase profits and improve soil health with reduced inputs,
less compaction, more water retention and infiltration through the use of no till farming techniques. The No Till Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the St. Vincent College, Fred Rodgers Center.

For more information: 2015-No-Till-Conference-Brochure.

Grasslands Evaluation Competition

An annual statewide competition sponsored by the Penn’s Corner and Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), and other partners.

For more information, please visit: Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council.

Regional Energy Initiatives

Photos by:

  • Project Grass – Nicholas A. Tonelli
  • RAIN – David Fulmer
  • Common Noxious & Invasive Weeds Handbook – Agricultural Research Service
  • Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management –
  • Annual No Till Meeting – Agriculture Research Service
  • Grasslands Evaluation Competition – Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council
  • Regional Energy Initatives –

Contact Us

Penn’s Corner RC&D
River Walk Corporate Centre
33 Terminal Way, Suite 325 B
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 241-7645
Fax: (412) 242-6165