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March 2016

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Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area

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Fallingwater Opens for the 2016 Season

FallingwaterFrank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will officially open on Saturday, March 12 for its 52nd tour season. Fallingwater guided house tours are offered daily, except Wednesdays, through Thanksgiving weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whether you’d like to plan a trip to visit Fallingwater for the first or 10th time, now is the time to make your reservation online.

265 Acres Protected in the French Creek Watershed

French Creek

Two properties in Crawford County were recently permanently protected, safeguarding important ecological resources and rare species in the French Creek watershed. The protection of 168 acres in Sadsbury Township adjoins State Game Land #213, known as Conneaut Marsh, a more than 5,600-acre wetland. And in Vernon Township, 97 acres near Cussewago Creek will continue to provide habitat to more than 200 species of birds and is now part of WPC’s Katz Natural Area. Learn more about these important properties and another protecting natural resources in this important area.
TreeVitalize Pittsburgh Offers Application Workshop March 2

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh fall plantingsApplications for TreeVitalize’s fall planting season are due on March 18 at 4 p.m. If you need assistance with  filling out the application or have questions, join our staff on March 2 from 6-7 p.m. in our Pittsburgh office for an application workshop. You can RSVP by emailing trees@paconserve.org or calling 412-586-2386. Visit our website to view TreeVitalize application requirements and download the application.

Volunteers Needed at First Stewardship Workday of the Year

Stewardship work day volunteers

Enjoy the first week of spring outdoors at WPC’s first volunteer workday of the year on Saturday, March 26 at Bear Run Nature Reserve, a more than 5,000-acre natural area surrounding Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa. Volunteers will assist WPC’s land stewardship staff with spring trail and campsite cleanup and posting new trail signs. For more information or to RSVP, contact Andrew Zadnik at 412-586-2318 or azadnik@paconserve.org.
115-Acre Property For Sale Along Loyalhanna Creek

Land for saleA 115-acre property in the Ligonier Valley in Westmoreland County is now available for sale for $550,000, subject to a conservation easement. The property features a three-bedroom home, historic log house and barn. But more importantly, it protects 2,500 feet of frontage on the main stem of the creek, 50 acres of mature forest and 40 acres of cleared land. Learn more about this beautiful property and surrounding natural land on our website.

3-D Puzzle Set Features Wright Designs

Fallingwater block puzzleCreate and arrange six of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most-loved design patterns with the Wright Design Block Puzzle. This puzzle set includes 12 two-inch laminated 3-D cardboard blocks that make six puzzles. From Wright’s March Balloons to Cactus Flowers designs, this creative puzzle will appeal to all ages. Purchase this set and more unique items on the Fallingwater Museum Store website.

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