We are grateful for each CVC member, volunteer, and donor. Because you care, CVC has served the Kiski-Conemaugh River Valley for over 20 years, promoting investment in our local communities. Together, we have accomplished some really great things and with your help will continue to do good works for years to come. Thank you.

Water Samples Collected
Students in CVC Programs
Square Miles of River Valley
Hours Volunteered to CVC

Become a CVC Member

Turn your passion into progress! Conemaugh Valley Conservancy is a non-profit organization formed by everyday people to protect and restore our natural, cultural, and historic resources.

When you join our CVC family, you make a difference. We divide each membership fee between CVC Operations, our Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team, and West Penn Trail. Each additional dollar you donate, will go directly to the initiative closet to your heart. You choose.

We have three great membership options:

Basic Memberships
$25 per year (includes all members of your household)

Lifetime Memberships
$250 (for our friends 62+)

Volunteer Memberships
We can always use a helping hand! Volunteer for trail maintenance, water monitoring, or to help with CVC Events and we’ll give you a membership for completing 15 hours of volunteer time.

Benefits to Becoming a CVC Member:

  • Directly impact your environment!

  • Choose which initiatives receive your donation.

  • Get updates on our progress and programs via our newsletter.

  • Get free access to CVC Member Outings and an invitation to the CVC Annual Picnic.

  • Great discounts on CVC Events, like our Spring Sojourn.

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If you love spending time in the outdoors, we have many opportunities to get outside and make a positive impact. The Stream Team collects water samples from over 20 tributaries of the Conemaugh and Kiskiminetas Rivers, and the West Penn Trail Council cleans and maintains the trail. You can also lend us a hand with CVC events and outings. Let us know how you’d like to help.

To show our appreciation, we’re happy to announce that all volunteers that contribute 15 hours will earn a CVC Membership.

Become a CVC Volunteer

The CVC Endowment

CVC salutes our generous donors, like Kitty Tuscano. Thanks to Kitty and Nature’s Way Market’s participation in the 1% for the Planet program, our CVC Endowment received a major boost. Her leadership and generosity serve as a shining example of how businesses can effectively steward the environment in concert with conservation organizations.

Pass on Your Values with Planned Giving

Help us secure funding by planning for your financial and philanthropic goals. The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies houses an endowment for the long-term financial security of Conemaugh Valley Conservancy and it’s initiatives.

We encourage and welcome Planned, Major, and Tribute Gifts to sustain our conservation and outdoor recreation efforts, including Bequests, Gifts of Retirement Funds, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Gifts of Life Insurance Policies.

Any Planned Gift should start with a discussion between you and your financial advisor, who can assist you in finding the best options to meet your charitable goals. For more information on including CVC in your gift and estate planning, please contact Michael Kane at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. All calls are confidential.

Call: 814-536-7741
Email: mkane@cfalleghenies.org
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

Simple ways you can make a difference.

AmazonSmile – Earn money for CVC when you shop for items you already need! Go to Amazon Smile and select Conemaugh Valley Conservancy. Use AmazonSmile each time you shop and your purchases will support our conservation and recreational initiatives. It’s easy!

GoodSearch – GoodSearch is a search engine powered by Yahoo! CVC receives approximately $0.013 for each valid search. Choose Conemaugh Valley Conservancy (Hollsopple, PA) as your chosen charity.

GoodShop – Earn money for CVC while you shop GoodShop provides CVC with a percentage (up to 37%) of every purchase made through the GoodShop portal. You enter your store’s website through the GoodShop site and shop as you normally would. There is no additional cost to you! Hundreds of stores like War-Mart, Target, and Amazon.com participate.

Hairstory – CVC has a great supporter in our friends from Hairstory. They’ve joined with 1% for the Planet to support nonprofit organizations, like ours, that work in water-related issues. When you purchase products using our link, Hairstory will donate a portion of your sale to our Kiski – Conemaugh Stream Team initiatives. Visit their site and learn about your own hair story.

Social Media – Start a fundraiser on Facebook and share it with your friends and family.

Join us at a CVC Fundraiser – Follow us on Facebook and check our Events Calendar often.

A Race Like No Other

Mark your calendar! The West Penn Trail Triathlon is back for 2021! Slated for October 9, 2021, you’ll kayak, bike, and run your way over river and trail in beautiful, Historic Saltsburg. Join solo or in teams! 

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The Sojourn is Back!

June 3-6, 2021: Make friends and connect with Nature on this epic four-day river adventure. We’ll paddle 44-miles from Johnstown to Apollo, through the deep ravines and river gorges of the Kiski-Conemaugh River Valley, camping as we go. Make it a weekend or join us for the day of your choosing. We will be following Covid-19 guidelines. 

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