Several community flower gardens in Pittsburgh are in need of a volunteer garden steward. Each community garden requires a steward to weed, water and prune the garden during the growing season. Stewards are needed at community gardens in Point Breeze, Highland Park, Hill District, Beechview and Castle Shannon. To learn more about becoming a garden steward, please contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join WPC staff at the beautiful Plain Grove Fens Natural Area in Lawrence County on Thursday, March 23 and March 30 at 10 a.m. Volunteers and staff will remove decking from two bridges, among other tasks to improve the natural area. To learn more or to register, please contact Andy Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or email@example.com.
Join Venture Outdoors for a guided hiking trip through WPC's Bear Run Nature Reserve on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WPC staff will share Bear Run's history as Venture Outdoors leads this moderate hike. WPC members may sign up for the discounted rate of $8 by calling 412-255-0564. View full event details and register online with Venture Outdoors.
As part of a conservation plan to provide better habitat for birds, join fellow volunteers in a restoration planting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Dead Man's Hollow Conservation Area, located in McKeesport, Pa. Volunteers will plant more than 300 bare root shrubs that will provide breeding habitat to species of greatest conservation need like the Kentucky warbler. This event is held as part of the Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance, which includes the Allegheny Land Trust, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. View more event details and register today.
You can help make the region more green by volunteering at a tree planting this spring. TreeVitalize Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Redbud Project are hosting volunteer tree planting events through April. View a full list of tree planting dates and registration details. Contact Lauren Fike, community forestry project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-586-2386 with questions.
Registration has closed for this event, but please check back soon for future events. Help mulch the redbud and other native trees planted in Pittsburgh's North Shore Riverfront Park last spring on Wednesday, April 5, from 5-6:30 p.m as part of the Pittsburgh Redbud Project. Volunteers are invited to join us at Southern Tier Brewing Company to enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink from 6:30-8 p.m. Redbuds & Brews is sponsored by NEXTpittsburgh.
Join WPC staff at Lake Pleasant Conservation Area in Erie County on Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. Volunteers and staff will repair the trail leading to the lake. To learn more or to register, please contact Andy Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or email@example.com.
Join WPC staff at Lake Pleasant Conservation Area in Lawrence County on Thursday, April 6 and April 27 at 10 a.m. Volunteers and staff will continue to improve the natural area by removing a shed and dead trees, planting trees and shrubs, among other activities. To learn more or to register, please contact Andy Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2017 Members’ Day, sponsored by Nimick Forbesway Foundation, is a great way to experience all that the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has to offer! Bring your family on Sat., May 6, to meet our staff, learn about our current conservation work, and enjoy the beauty of Fallingwater and Bear Run Nature Reserve. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and activities include morning and afternoon hikes around Bear Run, educational talks, and art activities and fun science exploration for children. Activities are free, but registration and lunch reservations are required by Mon., May 1. You can register online or call 1-866-564-6972 for more information.
Register your budding scientist for EYE Con, a four-day summer camp at Jennings Environmental Education Center in Butler County for 10th through 12th grade students. Students will conduct hands-on investigations with scientists and learn about conservation in a changing climate, all while hiking and exploring the outdoors. Space is limited, so register today.