Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

May 2013

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Opera to be Staged at Fallingwater

Fallingwater OperaThe Opera Theater of Pittsburgh will stage a performance about Fallingwater’s creator and arguably America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and will use the iconic house as its set. The company will perform “Shining Brow,” an American opera with music by Daron Hagen and libretto by Paul Muldoon, Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, on Fallingwater’s famous exterior terraces.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit the Opera Theater Summerfest website.

Volunteers to Work at WPC’s Wolf Creek Narrows

Wolf CreekJoin WPC’s Land Stewardship Coordinator Andrew Zadnik on Wednesday, May 8, for a working visit to Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area, located near Slippery Rock in Butler County. Wolf Creek Narrows is known for its spectacular display of spring wildflowers, including Virginia bluebell, trout lily and white trillium. While enjoying the wildflowers, participants can lend a hand pulling garlic mustard, an exotic invasive plant that’s threatening the native biodiversity of the site.

Participants will meet at the parking lot at 12 p.m. – for those who want to pack a lunch, it should be a great day for a picnic.  For more information on Wolf Creek Narrows, including directions and a map, visit the WPC website or contact Andrew Zadnik at azadnik@paconserve.org or 412-586-2318.

Partners Green Empty Lot in Downtown Pittsburgh

Green wallThe corner of 7th Street and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard got a little greener last week, thanks to the work of three partners. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy partnered with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Alco Parking to create a passive park in a temporary parking lot in downtown Pittsburgh. This greening effort sits in front of the city’s first trellis-style green wall in the Cultural District. Learn more about this project on our website.

River Trip Promises History Lesson

SojournThe Conservancy invites the public to explore the Allegheny River, with its dozens of undisturbed islands, lively currents and back channels as it hosts its annual River Sojourn Saturday, June 1. This 16-mile canoe trip will stretch from Irvine, Pa., to Tidioute, Pa., and will include activities that will highlight the region’s history. Click here to learn more or to register for the Sojourn.

Fallingwater Moleskine Sketchbook Arrives in Museum Store

Fallingwater MoleskinFallingwater Moleskine sketchbooks make great gifts for fathers or graduates. These books, which have recently arrived in the Fallingwater Museum Store, are decorated with sketches by participants of the site’s residency program. For more information about these items or to browse other new arrivals, visit the Fallingwater Museum Store.

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