Allegheny Land Trust http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh Cut Flower Property Not for Sale http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-cut-flower-property-not-sale <p>After pursuing buying the Pittsburgh Cut Flower (PCF) property for three years, the Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) has learned the land is no longer for sale.</p><p>The 180 acres in Richland Township were developed in 1922 by the then Company President Fred Burki. The dozens of greenhouses on the property grew 2.5 million roses every year for about 100 years.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:50:37 +0000 Jess Lasky 27141 at http://wesa.fm Allegheny Land Trust Receives $110K Grant http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-land-trust-receives-110k-grant <p>The Allegheny Land Trust has protected more than 1,500 acres of land in Allegheny and Washington counties, but it’s not cheap. That’s why it was awarded a $110,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.</p><p>Chris Beichner, ALT executive director, said the money from the grant will go toward general operations.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:52:22 +0000 Jessica Nath 14793 at http://wesa.fm Allegheny Land Trust May Buy 180 Acres in Richland Township http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-land-trust-may-buy-180-acres-richland-township <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.alleghenylandtrust.org">Allegheny Land Trust</a> is under contract to purchase 180 acres in Richland Township — land formerly owned by the Pittsburgh Cut Flower company but unused for the past 20 years. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are about 10 acres of dilapidated greenhouses and other structures on the property. Some may be reused, but most will be removed. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:40:35 +0000 Charlee Song 7465 at http://wesa.fm