Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

November 2015

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WPC Offers Grant Programs to Support Local Watershed Groups

Canoe Access Development Fund WPC is now accepting applications for two grant programs that support projects of local conservation and watershed organizations. The Canoe Access Development Fund (CADF) supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. Grant applications must be postmarked by Nov. 13. View the online application and requirements for the CADF.

The Conservancy is also accepting proposals for the 2015-16 Dominion Foundation Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides assistance to the region’s watershed groups. Grant applications must be postmarked by Dec. 18. View application guidelines for the Mini Grant Program.

Students Beautify Barrett Elementary School and Reduce Stormwater Overflows

Students at Barrett Elementary School

Last month, students from Barrett Elementary School joined WPC staff and Homestead Borough for the first of many greening projects for the Steel Valley School District. Students planted six trees as part of a new tree trench to help control stormwater runoff on the school’s campus. Learn more about this project.
Unique Giving Opportunities This Holiday Season

Give at AmazonSmile

With the holiday season nearly upon us, we hope you’ll consider a few new ways to support the Conservancy this year. For online shoppers, AmazonSmile is an automatic way to donate to the Conservancy every time you shop on Amazon, at no extra cost to you. By selecting WPC as your charity of choice on the AmazonSmile website, 0.5% of proceeds from your eligible purchases will go to WPC. And don’t forget Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, a global day dedicated to giving back and supporting nonprofits. Visit our website on Dec. 1 to make a Giving Tuesday donation online, and sign up for AmazonSmile to donate a percentage of your Amazon purchases to WPC.
Help TreeVitalize Pittsburgh Celebrate Its 25,000th Tree Planting 

TreeVitalize plantings

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh has hit another milestone in its effort to increase the city’s tree cover and biodiversity, improve air quality and the environment, and enhance the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region. Since 2008, TreeVitalize has planted nearly 25,000 trees throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. On Nov. 13 at 3 p.m., you’re invited to celebrate this accomplishment with us as staff, partners and volunteers will plant the 25,000th tree in Troy Hill. Visit our website for event details and learn more about Pittsburgh’s street tree canopy in the recently completed Street Tree Inventory.
Stay Warm with the Fallingwater Sweatshirt

Fallingwater sweaterThe Fallingwater sweatshirt can keep every Frank Lloyd Wright fan warm and cozy. This pre-shrunk, machine-washable sweatshirt is available in sizes small through 2XL and makes for a great holiday gift. Purchase yours on the Fallingwater Museum Store website.

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