Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

July 2013

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WPC Protects 10,000 Acres in Ligonier Valley 

An agricultural property in the Ligonier ValleyThe Conservancy reached a land-conservation milestone when it recently agreed to terms of an agricultural easement on a family farm in Donegal Township. All told, the organization has permanently protected more than 10,000 acres in the Ligonier Valley through voluntary conservation easements since the 1970s.

Click here to learn more about recent easement projects and WPC’s history in the Valley


Insight/Onsite Offers VIP Experience

Two Insight/Onsite participants relax in Fallingwater's livingroomFallingwater is offering this rare opportunity to adults who seek an increased understanding gained through a first-hand experience of one the world’s greatest buildings. The three-day Insight/Onsite seminar, held in September, combines quiet exploration, group inquiry exercises and lively mealtime discussions.

Learn more about the experience here.

Stewardship Staff Announces Workday

Wolf Creek in Wolf Creek Narrows Nature ReserveWPC’s next stewardship workday will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area, in Butler County. The work will include trail maintenance, invasive plant removal and debris clean-up. The target invasive plant is purple loosestrife, so volunteers should come prepared to wade in the creek. They should also bring water and a lunch. For more information about Wolf Creek Narrows, visit the WPC website.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Easement and Land Stewardship Coordinator Andrew Zadnik at 412-586-2318 or AZadnik@paconserve.org.


Save the Date 

A tree tube in a riparian zoneThe Conservancy’s next member outing will be Sunday, Sept. 22 in Erie County as the organization hosts a riparian tree planting. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

As always, you can renew your Western Pennsylvania Conservancy membership by clicking here.  


Our Shared Legacy: The Holland Story 

Pam Meadowcroft and Jim HollandPam Meadowcroft and Jim Holland’s desire to honor and remember their son’s deep love for nature led them to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy more than 13 years ago. Together with the Conservancy, they are ensuring that WPC’s conserved lands have the funding to receive proper care and stewardship. Read their story in their own words here. 


Fallingwater Twilight Tour Contest 

Facebook users who "like" the Fallingwater page could win two tickets to the 18th Annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Click here for more information on the contest.

'Shop for a Cause' Event Helps 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. This one-day event supports WPC’s fundraising efforts: Macy’s has provided the organization with shopping passes 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. 


Museum Store Features Wind Bell 

Fallingwater Museum Store's wind bellLooking for a housewarming present? The Fallingwater Wind Bell might suit your needs. The product, which is made in the U.S.A., is made of steel and powder coated with a black finish. To learn more about this item, click here


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