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April 2013

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WPC Launches Our Shared Legacy Campaign

Our Share LegacyThe Western Pennsylvania Conservancy launched the public phase of its Our Shared Legacy campaign – the first comprehensive campaign in its 81-year history. Through this effort, the Conservancy aims to tackle the most ambitious goals it has ever attempted in its existence and build upon its past successes. WPC’s past accomplishments include conserving hundreds of thousands of acres of natural lands, protecting or restoring thousands of miles of rivers and streams, establishing and maintaining dozens of community gardens and green spaces and caring for the one-and-only Fallingwater.

For more information about Our Shared Legacy, click here.

Bier Hosts Field Notes Podcast

least weaselCharles Bier, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s senior director of conservation science, created a new episode of Field Notes, the Conservancy’s periodic podcast. To listen to the latest episode, click here.

In Field Notes, Bier describes his experiences while working as a scientist in Western Pennsylvania. He has a broad background in ecology and biodiversity conservation issues and has been with WPC since 1981.

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh’s Season Begins

TreeVitalize VolunteerTreeVitalize Pittsburgh has launched a spring season will that will move the partnership closer to its current goal of planting 20,000 trees in the region. Under the management of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the help of volunteers, TreeVitalize Pittsburgh will plant more than 600 trees in about 22 communities and neighborhoods in and around Pittsburgh in April and May. The partnership is accepting registrations for volunteers to work at these events. 

With support of five partners, private foundations and public agencies and the work of more than 4,200 volunteers, TreeVitalize Pittsburgh has planted more than 17,000 trees since 2008. For more information about the partnership or to learn how to volunteer, click here.

Conservancy Hosts Members Day

Charles Bier at Members' DayThe Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will host its 2013 Members Day and Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 4, at The Barn at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa. This event is a way for WPC to thank members and share accomplishments. For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Birdhouses Capture Fallingwater Feeling

BirdhouseBirdhouses that resonate with the Fallingwater aesthetic have arrived at the Fallingwater Museum Store – just in time for spring. The Lantern Lost, Avian Bungalow and Mission Melody birdhouses would be a welcomed and understated addition to many backyards. For more information about these items or to browse other new arrivals to the store, click here.

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