Upcoming Events

Volunteers Needed For Community Garden Maintenance
Volunteers Needed For Stewardship Workday
In-Store Presentation at REI Featuring Toms Run Nature Reserve
Fallingwater Sunset Reception
Land Stewardship Volunteers Needed at Katz Natural Area
Off-The-Beaten Path Hike at Toms Run Nature Reserve
WPC Family Activities at McConnells Mill Heritage Festival
Volunteers Needed At Property Along GAP Trail

 


  

Volunteers Needed For Community Garden Maintenance
June-August

If you or your group would like to take part with weeding and gardening maintenance to help keep our gardens growing as a one-time event or on an ongoing capacity, contact WPC Volunteer Coordinator Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or gardens@paconserve.org for more information.

 


 

Land Stewardship Volunteers Needed at Plain Grove Fens Natural Area
August 27

Help WPC staff clear invasive plants and conduct trail maintenance during August’s stewardship workday on Saturday, August 27 at 9 a.m. at Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area in Butler County. For more information on volunteering or to RSVP, contact Andrew Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or azadnik@paconserve.org.

 


 

In-Store Presentation at REI Featuring Toms Run Nature Reserve
September 7

A new natural area is available to hike, bike and explore only 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Learn more about what Toms Run Nature Reserve has to offer during a free in-store presentation at Settler's Ridge REI on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. For more details or to RSVP for the presentation, visit REI's website.
 


 

Fallingwater Sunset Reception 
September 17

Please join us for a special Sunset Reception at Fallingwater on Saturday, September 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event provides the opportunity to experience the house and landscape at your leisure, while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres on the bridge. Stroll through the house as the changing light allows you to see Fallingwater from a different perspective.

Also featured that evening will be a new exhibition in The Speyer Gallery that explores the Kaufmann Family’s other notable homes – La Torelle by Benno Janssen and their Palms Springs house designed by Richard Neutra – and their contributions to American architectural history. Director of Preservation Scott Perkins, who curated this exhibition, will be on hand to answer questions.

Tickets are $125 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. The deadline to register is August 31. Reservations can be made by contacting Nicole Walsh at nwalsh@paconserve.org or by phone at 412-586-2322.
 



Land Stewardship Volunteers Needed at Katz Natural Area
September 17

Help WPC staff clear debris from WPC's Helen B. Katz Natural Area in Crawford County during September’s stewardship workday on Saturday, September 17 at 9 a.m. For more information on volunteering, meeting location or to RSVP, contact Andrew Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or azadnik@paconserve.org.
 


 

Off-The-Beaten Path Hike at Toms Run Nature Reserve
September 18

Join Conservancy staff for a guided hike in Toms Run Nature Reserve, located just 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. For the past decade, WPC has worked to restore the reserve and plans to develop a trail system. Get a preview of the proposed trail route during this hike on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact Andrew Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or azadnik@paconserve.org.

 


 

WPC Family Activities at McConnells Mill Heritage Festival
September 24

Join WPC staff for a variety of nature-based children’s activities and hikes at the 24th Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Along with enjoying the festival’s diverse vendors, tours of the historic gristmill and bluegrass music, you can visit WPC’s booth for free nature-focused and fun activities for your kids, like flowerpot painting and species show-and-tell, or join us for a family hike guided by a WPC scientist. Hikes will begin every two hours near the gristmill, beginning at 11 a.m.

Visit DCNR’s website to learn more about the McConnells Mill Heritage Festival. If you have questions about the Conservancy’s offered activities, please email info@paconserve.org or call 412-586-2328.

 


 

Volunteers Needed At Property Along GAP Trail
October 15

WPC land stewardship staff could use your help marking property boundaries at the beautiful Casselman River Conservation Area in Somerset County. Join us for a beautiful fall day outdoors on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, please contact Andrew Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or azadnik@paconserve.org.