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August 2016

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Colcom Revolving Fund Loan Helps Protect New Additions to Asbury Woods

Asbury Woods trailsApproximately 110 acres in Millcreek Township, Erie County, are now protected thanks, in part, to a loan to the Asbury Woods Partnership, Inc. from WPC’s Colcom Revolving Fund for Land Trusts. Read more about this project, which protects farmland and a student environmental education center for Asbury Woods.

Video: 24-Acre Natural Area Dedicated to Local Conservationist

Blakeslee Memorial AreaWPC held a ceremony last month to dedicate the new Dr. Colson E. Blakeslee Memorial Recreation Area in Elk County. Explore this tranquil 24-acre natural area with us in this short video and learn more about “Doc’s” legacy of conservation.

Fallingwater’s UNESCO World Heritage Nomination Referred for Future Consideration

FallingwaterThe UNESCO World Heritage Committee voted to refer the United States’ nomination of 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, which includes Fallingwater, during its meeting in July. Director of Fallingwater Lynda Waggoner, who attended the World Heritage Committee session, explains what this decision means for Fallingwater’s nomination.

Volunteers Needed at Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area on August 27

Wolf Creek Narrows Natural AreaJoin us for the August volunteer workday at WPC’s beautiful Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area in Butler County on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. We need your help to clear invasive plants like purple loosestrife and maintain the hiking trails. For more information on volunteering or to RSVP, contact Andrew Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or azadnik@paconserve.org.

New Fallingwater Note Cards Available in the Museum Store

Fallingwater note cardsSend warm wishes to friends and family with new Fallingwater note cards. This unique boxed set includes 20 blank cards and envelopes, featuring five different images of the house, including exterior spring, summer and fall scenes, and interior photographs. Purchase this Fallingwater keepsake online today.

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