Our History

The Fox Chapel Land Conservation Trust was founded in 1978 by Watson C. “Butch” Marshall and Joshua Whetzel to “ensure that the natural and unaltered lands in the Squaw Run Watershed shall be the inheritance of all people.”


In the early and mid 20th century, the Fox Chapel area was a country retreat. Its rolling hills, vibrant streams, horse trails and beautiful landscapes were a nature filled escape for families living in the city. 


Today, this area, which includes 6 municipalities: Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, Indiana Township, O'Hara, and Sharpsburg, is a valuable nature preserve.  The Fox Chapel Area Land Trust is working to conserve the region in an environmentally sensitive way for future generations.

Meet the Board

President:     Marion Alig Scherer

Vice President:    Weezie Walter

Treasurer:     Arthur E. Hussey Jr. 

Secretary:        Robert J. Smith

Board Members:

 Tara Balonick

       Johannes C. Ernharth

David McDonnell

    Edward Walter

  Jeffrey Wolfendale