Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

May 2015

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Conservancy Completes Largest Land Acquisition in Its History

17,488 acres in McKean CountyToday, the Conservancy announced a milestone land acquisition in its 83-year history: the acquisition of 17,488 acres in McKean County. The property was immediately conveyed to the DCNR Bureau of Forestry to become an addition to Elk State Forest. With this acquisition, WPC has now protected more than a quarter of a million acres of forests, wetlands and waterways in Pennsylvania! You can learn more about the natural features of this beautiful, forested property on our website.

Give the Gift of Flowers This Mother’s Day

Community garden

Looking for the perfect gift for the Moms in your life this Mother’s Day? Honor them with a symbolic “bouquet” to help support the planting of 130 flower gardens throughout our region. With your gift of $25 or more, we’ll send your loved one a Mother’s Day card describing your gift. A gift of $100 or more will be acknowledged in our Annual Report. All donations must be received by May 5 to reach your loved one(s) on time. Call 1-866-564-6972 or click here to give the gift of flowers.
Volunteer Opportunities in May

Stewardship workdayConservancy staff could use your help this May with several projects. Volunteers are needed for riparian tree plantings on May 1, May 5 and May 6; 130 community gardens in 20 counties will be planted this month; and there will be a stewardship workday on May 16 at Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area. Check our website for details on volunteer opportunites available this month.

Bulb Giveaway in Market Square on May 14

Free daffodil bulbs

Downtown Pittsburgh’s Farmers Market will return to Market Square on May 14 at 10 a.m. For the third consecutive year, the Conservancy will give away daffodil and tulip bulbs. The bulbs come from WPC’s 400 large planters located along major downtown Pittsburgh streets, generously funded by the Colcom Foundation. WPC aims to recycle as much of its plant material as possible from all its projects. The bulbs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a two-dozen limit per person. Donations are accepted in exchange for the bulbs.
Mother’s Day Gifts Available In Fallingwater Museum Store

Waterlillies umbrella

 The Fallingwater Museum Store has the right items to thank and honor your loved one this Mother’s Day. From luxorious scarves made from 100% silk to umbrellas featuring Frank Lloyd Wright’s most ornate designs, find the perfect gift for all the Moms in your life here.

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