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April 2016

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Pittsburgh Redbuds

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Register for 2016 Members’ Day and Annual Meeting

Register for the 2016 Members' DayJoin us on Saturday, May 7 at the Barn at Fallingwater as we thank YOU for your membership support. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and continue with a variety of activites, including guided hikes for all ages, free tours of Fallingwater, lectures and informational sessions, shopping and more. Registration and lunch reservations are required by Monday, May 2, by calling 1-866-564-6972 or registering online.

Landowner Donates Conservation Easement on Potter County Land

50 acres protected in Potter CountyThanks to the donation of a conservation easement by a private landowner last month, a 50-acre property in Homer Township, Potter County, is protected for years to come. This is the first easement in the county to be donated to WPC. Learn more about this beautiful property, located in the Sinnemahoning Creek watershed and adjacent to the Susquehannock State Forest, on our website.

Summer Science Camp Offers Conservation Experiences to High School Students

EYE Con summer camp for high school studentsStudents entering 10th-12th grades are invited to “Experiencing Your Environment though Conservation” (EYE Con), a four-day day camp facilitated by WPC and the Jennings Environmental Education Center. This year’s camp, June 20-23, will focus on forest change, and students will work directly with professional scientists to design and conduct their own field experiments. Visit the EYE Con website today to learn more or register your student.

2016 Exhibition in Fallingwater’s Speyer Gallery Highlights Kaufmann Houses

Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, CAFallingwater visitors can now experience the 2016 exhibition, “Before and After Fallingwater: Benno Janssen’s and Richard Neutra’s Houses for the Kaufmanns,” opening this month in the Speyer Gallery in the Visitors Center. During a span of about 20 years, the Kaufmanns completed three houses including Fallingwater. This exhibition focuses on two other important Kaufmann houses, one in Pittsburgh by Benno Janssen and the other in Palm Springs, CA by Richard Neutra. You can view the exhibition for free through January 2017 when you purchase a ticket for a Fallingwater house tour or grounds pass.

Volunteers Needed This Spring

TreeVitalize volunteers planting a treeApril marks the beginning of the spring field season at the Conservancy, bringing with it many opportunities for volunteers to get involved. From land stewardship workdays at WPC-owned natural areas to tree plantings with our community forestry staff and watershed conservation program, you can check our website for details on volunteer opportunites available this spring.

Stay Dry With Umbrellas Featuring Wright Designs

Frank Lloyd Wright umbrellaApril showers are on their way, so stay dry with this Waterlilies Umbrella, featuring a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright design from an unfinished art glass pattern. With a 38-inch span, this umbrella fits in a large purse or briefcase. Visit the Fallingwater Museum Store website to view this and other umbrellas now available. 

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