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May 2010

Participate in WPC’s World Environment Day Events

World Enviroment Day

As the North American host city for World Environment Day, Pittsburgh is in the midst of six weeks of special activities that began on Earth Day, April 22, and continue through until World Environment Day on June 5.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is hosting two World Environment Day events this month in support of Pittsburgh’s special designation as host city. Please join us for a TreeVitalize Rally on May 5 in downtown Pittsburgh and a special member session on May 21 about the history – and future – of our region’s rivers and streams.

WPC also is supporting the Water Matters! Global Water Conference in June, an event that is open to the public.

TreeVitalize Rally

WHAT: Tree planting and seedling giveaway, with music and special activities, to celebrate the planting of 250 trees in downtown Pittsburgh with funding from the Colcom Foundation. Held in honor of World Environment Day, this event promotes the importance of urban trees.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Katz Plaza, 655 Penn Ave. between Sixth and Seventh Streets, downtown Pittsburgh.

WHO: WPC members, friends and the general public.

COST: Free.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 412-586-2321 or email mczolba@paconserve.org.

Water Matters! Local Water Quality Summit
The Story of Our Region’s Rivers and Streams

WHAT: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy helped to transform our region’s rivers and streams – and plays central role today in protecting and restoring our priceless water resources. In support of Pittsburgh’s “Water Matters!” theme for World Environment Day, WPC will host a special session about water quality for members and media representatives. Senior staff members will describe the work of WPC and local communities to safeguard our rivers and streams. We’ll also discuss how our work impacts wildlife and improves quality of life, and, with former DEP Secretary David Hess, we’ll describe challenges and opportunities for the 21st century.

WHEN: Friday, May 21, 2010
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Pittsburgh office
800 Waterfront Drive (Washington’s Landing)
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

WHO: WPC members and the media.

COST: Free. Light refreshments will be served.

TO ATTEND: Call 412-586-2328 or email jditullio@paconserve.org.



Water Matters! Global Water Conference

June 3, 2010 - $25 (lunch included)
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Presented by: Pittsburgh World Environment Day Partnership

This conference will be a milestone for our region in establishing water as imperative to prosperity - life, health, recreation, industry, competitiveness. Water Matters! will galvanize the region to address water challenges and opportunities and be a leader in providing sustainable water solutions for the world.

Come be a part of a remarkable, eye-opening exploration of the ways Water Matters!

Learn more about the conference focus and speakers by visiting the Water Matters! Global Water Conference web site. www.pittsburghwed.com/watermatters

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