Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life
 
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July 2014

 
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Explore WPC’s Work Using a Mapping Tool

Map screenshotThe Conservancy has created an interactive mapping tool that will help members, supporters and others explore all of WPC’s projects. This GIS-based map, which can be found at WaterLandLife.org/map, provides information on all of the Conservancy’s areas of focus – Land Conservation and Stewardship; Watershed Conservation; Community Gardens and Greenspaces; Fallingwater; and Conservation Science. WPC has provided a help guide to get you started.

Partners Create Community Garden

Mt. Oliver tree plantingMt. Oliver Borough, working with Grow Pittsburgh and the Conservancy, has created a community vegetable garden, which now has an orchard area with fruit trees and blackberry and raspberry bushes. Last month, Pennsylvania American Water employees helped plant peach, plum, fig and apple trees. More information about this project through the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development can be found here.

Easement Incentive Act Gains Momentum

Farm landA majority of the U.S. House of Representatives support a bill that would make permanent the enhanced tax incentives created in 2006. The Conservation Easement Incentive Act would help landowners preserve farms, ranches, forests and historical sites through easements, working in partnership with nonprofit conservation organizations like the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. More information about the bill can be found here.

Volunteers Needed for Workday

Land stewardship trail workThe Conservancy’s stewardship staff is looking for volunteers for a workday at Lower Elk Creek Nature Reserve in Erie County. The staff will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. 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

Watsburg Fen watersThe Conservancy is planning an Oct. 19 member outing at the Helen B. Katz Natural Area in Crawford County. Stay Tuned for more details.

Salvage Decorating Detailed in Book

Salvage Secrets book coverThose who are both interior design enthusiasts and environmentally aware may enjoy “Salvage Secrets Design and Décor” by Joanne Palmissano, which is available at the Fallingwater Museum Store. Palmissano offers design ideas using reclaimed objects such as bottle caps and shipping containers. The book and other creative and uncommon gifts can be found on the store’s website.

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