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January 2015

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Conservancy Protects Land Along French Creek

The Conservancy has permanently protected 66 acres in Rockdale Township, Crawford County. Located downstream from another WPC-protected property, this property has approximately 1,600 feet of frontage along French Creek, one of the most ecologically significant waterways in the northeastern United States.  WPC purchased the land from the Niknar Sportsmen’s Club, which has owned the property since the 1950s. Learn more about the latest project here.

Our Shared Legacy: The Kunz’s

Our Shared Legacy

As newlyweds, the Kunz family built their Lawrence County home on a 40-acre property near the edge of McConnells Mill State Park and Slippery Rock Gorge. Over more than three decades, they enjoyed the peace of living in the woods. After raising their family by a forest full of wildlife and a tributary to Hells Run, Kathleen Kunz wanted to ensure that the land would retain its natural state; she did so by protecting the land under a conservation easement in 2012. It builds upon one of WPC’s most significant conservation projects that resulted in the creation of McConnells Mill State Park, now a National Natural Landmark. Read more about the Kunz family here.
New Podcast: Grounded in Local History

Listen as Charles Bier, WPC’s senior director of conservation science, narrates the latest episode of Field Notes. With its first episode debuting in 2012, the Field Notes podcast series details anecdotal stories by Bier, describing his experiences in nature in Western Pennsylvania. Bier, who has been with WPC since 1981, has a broad background in ecology and biodiversity conservation, with past work including the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. You can listen to the podcast for free or subscribe to the series here.

Warm Up With A Wright-Designed Throw

Wright throws

Bundle up this winter with a Frank Lloyd Wright tapestry throw. Made in the United States, each throw depicts designs adapted from Wright designed-architecture, such as this waterlilies art glass throw featuring a Wright design that was never realized. The 51 x 68 inch throws are 100% cotton and machine washable. Find a throw to complement your home on the Fallingwater Museum store web site.
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