Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

June 2014

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Learn More About Natural Heritage Program

PNHP tagged batHave you ever wanted more information about how WPC scientists support the conservation of the Commonwealth’s biological diversity? The Conservancy works in partnership with state agencies to run the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, which gathers and provides information on the location and status of important ecological resources (e.g., plants, animals, natural communities and geologic features). Each quarter, PNHP publishes a newsletter filled with information about its work, as well as Pennsylvania’s rich natural environment.

Read the latest edition of Wild Heritage News here.

Fallingwater Receives State Grant

FallingwaterThe Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has awarded a $65,000 grant to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. The grant program aims to strengthen the Commonwealth’s museums and historical sites; Fallingwater will use the money for operating costs.

More information about the grants and other grant winners can be found here.

Our Shared Legacy: Susan Fitzsimmons

Susan FitzsimmonsSusan Fitzsimmons has great respect for Western Pennsylvania’s land and forests, thanks to growing up in a family in the forest products business and raising children in the region. The vice president of Snavely Forest Products is also chair of the Conservancy’s board of directors.

Fitzsimmons shares her story on the Our Shared Legacy website.
BioBlitz at Mount Washington

BioBlitz logoHelp scientists and nature enthusiasts identify a diverse population of plant and animal species living in an urban park. Conservancy scientists and the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation will explore the woodlands of Pittsburgh’s newest regional park at the Emerald View Park BioBlitz from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 6, and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.

More information can be found at the MWCDC’s website.

Consider Museum Store For Father’s Day

Fallingwater tiesFather’s Day is June 15 and the Fallingwater Museum Store has great gift ideas. From 100-percent silk ties to whimsical paperweights, customers can find the perfect gift for Frank Lloyd Wright and Fallingwater enthusiasts.

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