Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

August 2013

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Streambank Restoration Outing Scheduled

workdayWear sturdy shoes, track down your work gloves and join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for a member workday and outing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at a WPC-conserved property along the French Creek in Crawford County. Volunteers will help plant about 300 tree saplings along the creek. WPC staff will offer a brief training and informational session about its current initiative to plant 20,000 trees in riparian zones along streams and rivers throughout the region. Participating members will also have the opportunity to explore the area. Register online at WaterLandLife.org/261 or by phone at 412-586-2340.

Insight/Onsite Offers Rare Experience 
Imagine experiencing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater the way Kaufmann’s did: relax on the terrace, enjoy dinner, engage in lively conversation in the living room and journal at a Wright-designed desk.The three-day Insight/Onsite program, held in September, provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to fall in love with Wright and his masterpiece in a completely new way. Learn more about the experience here
Staff to Work in Bennett Branch 

Bennet Planting

WPC’s stewardship staff will work in Bennett Branch Forest in Force, Pa., to maintain the site and install tree shelters at the 30-acre American chestnut and mixed hardwood reforestation area. Staff welcomes volunteers at this event at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, in Elk County For more information about the workday or to RSVP, contact Easement and Land Stewardship Coordinator Andrew Zadnik at 412-586-2318 or AZadnik@paconserve.org.


Twilight Tour Tickets Available

Twilight Tour photoExperience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater as the sun sets over the ridges of the Laurel Highlands during the 18th Annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here. 

Our Shared Legacy: Barbara Bott 

Bott PhotoAlthough Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Board Member Barbara Bott grew up on a dairy farm and has always loved the outdoors, it wasn’t until her early years with husband Bob Jennings that she grew to appreciate the value of wilderness preserved for everyone to enjoy. Read more about this active WPC member here

Shop for a Cause Event Benefits WPC 

Macy's Shop for a Cause logoThe Conservancy will participate in Macy’s national “Shop for a Cause” charity shopping event on Aug. 24. Macy’s has provided shopping passes for this one-day event to sell for $5 each, and the Conservancy will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. By supporting the Conservancy, Shop for a Cause participants will receive discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s stores. For more information and to buy passes, contact WPC’s Kathy Patrignani at KPatrignani@paconserve.org or 412-586-2340. 




Card Case Available at Museum Store 

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Treat yourself with a gift that will help keep you organized. This David Howell & Company business card case features a stunning image of Fallingwater on its cover. For more information about these items or to browse other new arrivals to the store, click here.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 288-2777 | Email: info@paconserve.org