Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

June 2015

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This month's desktop background features the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

Survey Results Are In: Thank you!

FlowersBack in April, we asked for feedback through our online survey – and nearly 1,300 of you responded! We received many thoughtful and thought-provoking responses and learned more about what’s important to you. Your survey responses will help shape future events, talks and outings and will also guide our communication with members. Thank you to all who provided this great feedback. Congratulations to our survey drawing winners: Len and Melaine of Pittsburgh won the night’s stay at the Log Cabin at Fallingwater and David of North Apollo won the REI Flash Sports Pack. To learn more about our survey responses, you can download a summary here.

Off the Beaten Path: New Summer Hike Series

Hike with WPC

Introducing "Off the Beaten Path," a series of free, rugged hikes guided by Western Pennsylvania Conservancy staff this summer. These 3.5-hour hikes explore remote areas of three of WPC’s reserves including West Branch French Creek Conservation Area, Clarion River Inholding and Dutch Hill Forest. The only requirement: a love of the outdoors! Pre-registration is required and limited to 10 participants for each hike, so register now by emailing azadnik@paconserve.org or calling 412-586-2318. You can find more information on each hike on our Upcoming Events page.
New Video Features Fallingwater Wood Conservation

Fallingwater interior

Fallingwater's location over a waterfall has made it one of the most treasured pieces of architecture in the United States. But, because of this location, the water and humidity pose unique preservation issues for Fallingwater staff. Watch this video to learn how Victoria Jefferies, woodwork conservator, approaches the task of preserving the woodwork in Fallingwater each winter.
Mayor Peduto and Laurel Foundation Hang 2015’s First Flower Basket on June 5

Hanging flower baskets

Each year, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy hangs 410 colorful flower baskets, generously funded by Laurel Foundation, in downtown Pittsburgh during the spring and summer months. To thank Laurel Foundation for being part the revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto will join the Foundation and the Conservancy to hang the first flower basket of the season on June 5 at 10 a.m. in Market Square, just in time for the start of the Three Rivers Arts Festival! If you’re in town, please join us! Learn more about the hanging flower basket program on our website.
Father’s Day Gifts Available At Fallingwater Museum Store

Frank Lloyd Wright tiesThe Fallingwater Museum Store has the right items to thank and honor your loved one this Father’s Day, June 15. Consider these 100-percent silk ties featuring Frank Lloyd Wright’s most-loved designs, among other items. Find the perfect gift for all the Dads in your life here.

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