Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life
 
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August 2015

 
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Register Now for a Guided Hike in Dutch Hill Forest

MushroomsIn the last of our free summer hike series,"Off the Beaten Path," you can join WPC staff for a hike in Dutch Hill Forest on Friday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guided by our staff, this 3.5-hour hike will explore remote areas of this Jefferson County reserve. The only requirement: a love of the outdoors! Pre-registration is required and limited to 10 participants for the hike, so register now by emailing azadnik@paconserve.org or calling 412-586-2318.

Learn more about this hike and other upcoming events on our wesbite.

Become a Conservancy Volunteer

Community Gardens VolunteersWe're always in need of volunteers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy! Whether you'd like to get outdoors and help garden, plant a tree or pull invasives, or stay indoors and assist our staff with clerical tasks, please contact us. We have many opportunities across the region throughout the year.

Become a Conservancy volunteer today and earn more about available volunteer opportunities on our website.

Meet the 2015 Summer Interns

Interns at FallingwaterMeet Dylan, Lydia, Nathan, Laura, Jessie, Alexandra, Katie, Hakeem and Brooks – this year’s Fallingwater and watershed and land conservation interns. Each summer, we welcome college students to the Conservancy to assist with real projects that support our mission and goals. Students work directly with staff on watershed projects and land protection activities, and at Fallingwater they assist with landscaping, collections, preservation, education, photography and baking in the Café. In the coming months, we will highlight each of their summer projects in this newsletter and on social media!

Beer Aficionados: Have you tried Ryeparian Rye Pale Ale?

LogoPull up a chair! The 2016 Fallingwater calendar is now available and features the chairs of Fallingwater. Each month, one chair is highlighted from the Fallingwater collection, along with a brief story of its designer and origins. Purchase the 2016 calendar today on the Falligwater Museum Store website.

WPC’s watershed conservation staff and volunteers planted more than 23,000 trees along the banks of local waterways in 2013 and 2014 to improve water quality, and have planted more than 5,500 trees and shrubs to date this year. Thanks to North Country Brewing Company, proceeds from a new craft beer are supporting these stream bank plantings. With every beer you buy, you are helping keep our region’s waterways clean. Thank you!

Find Ryeparian Rye Pale Ale in cans and on draft in the Pittsburgh area.

New Podcast Available for Free on iTunes

CompassIn the latest recorded episode of “Field Notes,” Charles Bier, WPC senior director of conservation science, recalls the days when you couldn’t rely on GPS in the field and tells us what happened one day when his compass went haywire!

Download and listen to the podcast on iTunes.

2016 Fallingwater Calendar Now Available

Fallingwater CalendarPull up a chair! The 2016 Fallingwater calendar is now available and features the chairs of Fallingwater. Each month, one chair is highlighted from the Fallingwater collection, along with a brief story of its designer and origins.

Purchase the 2016 calendar today on the Falligwater Museum Store website.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 288-2777
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