Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

July 2015

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Conservancy Protects 87 Acres in Two Recent Land Acquisitions

Land protected near GAP TrailOur continuing efforts to protect important natural areas in the region resulted in the conservation of two properties totaling 87 acres in June. Located in Butler County adjacent to Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area and Somerset County near the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, both properties add to areas of special conservation focus for WPC. Learn more about both projects on our website.

New Podcast Available for Free Download on iTunes

Sugar maple

Since 2012, Charles Bier, WPC senior director of conservation science, has depicted his experiences as a working scientist in the WPC podcast series, “Field Notes.” In the latest episode, “Flowers in the Sky,” Bier details his search for the sugar maple tree, and how identifying this tree, among others, also serves as a way to differentiate sub-habitats within a forest. Download and listen to the latest episode for free on iTunes.
Tickets Available for 20th Annual Twilight Tour on Aug. 29


Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater as the sun sets over the ridges of the Laurel Highlands during the 20th Annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 29. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and self-guided tours of Fallingwater. Later, kick back with a gourmet picnic and live music in the meadow. Visit our website for more details or to purchase tickets for this one-of-a-kind event.
YouTube Video Highlights the Hanging of 2015’s First Flower Baskets

Hanging baskets

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joined us in Market Square on June 5 to thank the Laurel Foundation for its continued funding of the 410 colorful flower baskets in downtown Pittsburgh. Mayor Peduto and Elizabeth J. Tata, president and secretary of Laurel Foundation, kicked off the year by hanging the first basket of the season. Watch and listen to the festivities as they hang the first basket in this short YouTube video.
2014 Annual Report Now Available Online

Annual ReportFind out what we were able to accomplish last year thanks to support from our members, donors, volunteers and partners, in our 2014 Annual Report! Because of you, we conserved 1,375 acres of land and protected and restored more than 93 miles of rivers and streams last year, among some other big accomplishments. Click here to view the 2014 Annual Report online.

Frank Lloyd Wright Style Featured In Coasters Sets

Frank Lloyd Wright coasters

Brighten your table this summer with Frank Lloyd Wright coaster sets. Made from sandstone, this featured set highlights four designs of unpublished Liberty Magazine covers. The coasters are about four inches and have a cork backing that protects furniture. Shop the Fallingwater Museum Store online for this item and more.
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