Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

April 2015

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Quebec Run

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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 During WPC Events

Ryeparian pale aleDue to popular demand, registration is now closed for the WPC member hike on April 22 at Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area. Thank you for your interest in this Earth Day event. Please check our Upcoming Events page for future member hikes.

You are still invited to join us on April 22 for the launch of Ryeparian Rye Pale Ale, a specialty beer crafted by North Country Brewing Company especially to benefit the Conservancy. North Country Brewing Company, located in Slippery Rock, Pa., will host a special happy hour fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Earth Day to celebrate the launch of the ale. With a $20 donation, guests will receive appetizers and two ale tokens. Proceeds from the event, and five percent of all Ryeparian Rye Pale Ale sales throughout the region, will support our stream bank tree planting program.

This event is open to the public and does not require reservations. Contact Nicole Walsh at 412-586-2322 or nwalsh@paconserve.org for more information.

Register for 2015 Members’ Day and Annual Meeting

2014 Members' Day hike

Join us on Saturday, May 2 at the Barn at Fallingwater as we thank our members and share our recent accomplishments. Munch on a continental breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Later, enjoy a barbecue lunch buffet ($18 per person, children 10 and under are free), or pack your own picnic lunch. Other activities include a variety of hikes, free tours of Fallingwater, information sessions and more. To register, call 1-866-564-6972 or visit the registration page. Please register by April 27.
Connect with WPC on Instagram

WPC is on Instagram

Share your passion for nature by joining us on Instagram by following @waterlandlife. You’ll soon see photo updates on our projects and events directly from the field. Click here to follow WPC now.
Volunteer Opportunities in April

WPC garden plantings

April marks a busy time at the Conservancy – 130 community gardens in 20 counties are being prepped for plantings; land stewardship staff are preparing for another year of property maintenance such as invasive species removal and trail clean-up; and watershed conservation staff are preparing to plant 5,300 stream bank trees and shrubs.

Each of these program areas could use your help. Many events require the help of more than 20 volunteers. Check our website for details on volunteer opportunites available this month.

WPC and Dominion Award Watershed Mini Grants

WatershedThe Conservancy and the Dominion Foundation will award $30,000 to watershed groups in 15 counties as part of the Watershed Mini Grant Program during an award ceremony in Blairsville on April 8. The grant program provides assistance to the region’s grassroots watershed groups. One of the 25 watershed organizations to be honored will receive a $5,000 grant for a showcase project—a larger restoration that focuses on stream corridor and water quality improvement technologies. Learn more about the Watershed Mini Grant program here.

Decorate Your Garden with a Wright-Designed Garden Sprite

Garden sprite

Adorn your garden this spring with this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Garden Sprite. This fiber-reinforced concrete statue is 31" tall and weighs about 42 pounds. Carefully reproduced from sketches in the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, the sprite was designed by Wright for the Midway Gardens Complex and sculpted by Alfonzo Ianelli. You can purchase this beautiful outdoor sculpture on the Fallingwater Museum Store website.
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