Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

May 2014

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WPC Protects Land in Clinton County

Stream running through the forestThe Conservancy acquired 466 acres in Clinton County, permanently protecting property along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The parcel provides a connection from Bucktail State Park Natural Area to the river and will shortly be added to the natural area.

More details about the acquisition can be found here.

Planting Effort Reaches Initial Goal

Riparian tree plantingWPC’s Watershed Conservation Program celebrated the planting of 20,000 saplings in riparian zones, the land adjacent to creeks and streams. To date, this project has improved more than 6 miles of creek-side public and private land in 17 watersheds throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Read about the plantings here.

Community Garden Planting Begins

Community garden with WPC signThe Conservancy’s first community garden planting will happen on May 1, launching a season in which volunteers and staff will plant flowers in 130 gardens in 20 counties in Western Pennsylvania.

To find out how you can get involved, click here.

Make Your Donation Go Further

The Pittsburgh FoundationPlanning to financially support WPC? Consider the sixth annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 6. Pittsburgh Foundation will host this event to coincide with Give Local America, a national event to encourage local giving across the United States. More information can be found at www.PittsburghGives.org.

Mothers’ Day is Approaching

Two Fallingwater wine glassesThe Fallingwater Musuem Store offers many options for Mothers’ Day gifts. The Fallingwater enthusiast may love a set of four wine glasses with the house’s logo.

Click here to shop.

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