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July 2016

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New 24-Acre Natural Area Dedicated to Local Conservationist

Blakeslee propertyElk County is now home to a natural area named last month in honor and memory of Dr. Colson E. Blakeslee, a local doctor, emeritus WPC board member and advocate for conservation efforts in Elk and nearby counties. Learn more about “Doc’s” legacy and this new recreation area, which is open to the public to explore and enjoy.

Find the Bicentennial Flower Basket For a Chance to Win

Bicentennial basketIn celebration of the City of Pittsburgh’s 200th anniversary, a special flower basket now hangs in a mystery location in downtown Pittsburgh. Find this unique basket, featuring black and gold flowers, now through August 5 for a chance to win four tickets to a Pittsburgh Pirates game this summer. Simply submit a photo of the basket, which will hang in a new location each Monday morning, for a chance to win. View full contest dates and details on our website.

Tickets Available Now for 21st Annual Twilight Tour on Aug. 27

FallingwaterExperience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater as the sun sets over the Laurel Highlands during the 21st Annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 27. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and self-guided tours of Fallingwater. Later, relax in the meadow with a gourmet picnic and live music. Purchase your tickets today for this one-of-a-kind event.

Local High School Students Particpate in EYE Con Science Camp

EYE-ConTwelve high school students participated in the second year of an exciting science camp, Experiencing Your Environment though Conservation (EYE Con), hosted at Jennings Environmental Education Center. This year’s programming featured forest change, teaching students about forest disturbances and allowing them to assess habitat for endangered and invasive species. The students also had fun and enjoyed the outdoors through hiking and paddling. View photos of the campers in action, or learn more about EYE Con online.

Land Stewardship Volunteers Needed at Plain Grove Fens Natural Area on July 16

Stewardship WorkdayInvasive plants like multiflora rose are competing with native trees and shrubs at WPC’s Plain Grove Fens Natural Area, located in Lawrence County. Help WPC staff clear these invasives during July’s stewardship workday on Saturday, July 16 at 9 a.m. in Plain Grove Township. For more information on volunteering or to RSVP, contact Andrew Zadnik, director of land stewardship, at 412-586-2318 or azadnik@paconserve.org.

Purchase New Book on Wright Designs: “The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright”

The Urbanism of FLWA book devoted to Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for remaking the modern city, “The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright,” is now available in the Fallingwater Museum Store. Written by Wright scholar and Harvard University professor Neil Levine, this 464-page hardcover book includes drawings, plans, maps and photographs from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. You can purchase this book and more in our online store.

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