The Westmoreland Conservation District promotes, educates and implements conservation principles through examples and programs.
They are located inside an 1880s-era barn that was once part of a working farm in Westmoreland County.
After nearly 120 years of agricultural service, this 7,600-square-foot bank barn was no longer being used and slated for demolition. A community effort saved the barn from demolition, moved it to its present location in a scenic office complex called Donohoe Center.
More than 80% of the barnís original timbers of poplar, white oak, red oak and chestnut were reused when the barn was rebuilt. The main meeting roomís floor is concrete, which provides thermal mass and helps in passive solar performance. The floor, like the window shades in the room, has been colored a rusty orange by using iron oxide captured from local streams.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free, on-site parking is available.