Grounds and Facilities

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve


The Environmental Learning Barn is the focal point of the Reserve; it was a relocated and reconstructed 1879 barn that now serves as the Environmental Learning Center for the Reserve. The barn is carefully situated to enhance the property and was reconstructed using 99% of its original barn materials.

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Lochry Blockhouse


The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve was built with the idea of preserving the view of Saint Vincent College, but picture what it might have looked like before the industrial revolution. Ninety percent of the land was covered with 100 year old forests.

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Monastery Run Improvement Project

The Monastery Run Project consists of five separate projects completed through the cooperative efforts of all members of the Loyalhanna Mine Drainage Coalition.  The project site is located 2 miles southwest of the small community of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, along State route 1045(Beatty Road) adjacent to Saint Vincent College.  Monastery Run is located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and is within the Loyalhanna Creek drainage system.  Four Mile Run is a tributary of Monastery Run, which enters Loyalhanna Creek near the Borough of Latrobe.

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