Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

October 2013

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WPC-Protected Watershed Listed on State Registry

Brokenstraw CreekOver the last several years, WPC has developed conservation plans for three Western Pennsylvania watersheds. This has resulted in improved outreach, enhanced stewardship, better conservation outcomes and enhancements to the local economies. Now, those watersheds, located in the Allegheny headwaters, around Brokenstraw Creek and around Lower Mahoning Creek, are being recognized by the state. They will be listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation Registry because they met the standards of the DCNR’s Rivers Conservation Planning Program.

PittsburghGives to Benefit WPC, Others

Hanging BasketIf you are planning to participate in PittsburghGives Day of Giving 2013 on Thursday, Oct. 3, please consider supporting the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy with a special gift. Your gift to the Conservancy can go farther through this one-day program. This initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation allows gifts up to $1,000 per donor per organization to be counted against a match pool. The 2013 match pools total about $750,000 for Allegheny County organizations. Organizers will take donations only through www.PittsburghGives.org only on Oct. 3. Visit the website for full Day of Giving 2013 rules.

Our Shared Legacy: Dr. Eugene Meyers

Dr. MeyersDuring a dreary winter when Dr. Eugene Myers and his wife regularly traveled from Oakland to the Southside for Mrs. Myers’ physical therapy appointments, they noted the bleak and neglected appearance of the Bates Street slopes. This inspired Dr. Myers, chairman of the Conservancy’s community gardens and greenspace campaign committee. Learn more about his story by clicking here.

2014 Calendars Arrive at Museum Store

Fallingwater 2014 CalendarPhotographers Christopher Little, Robert Ruschak and Timothy Sakamoto all contributed to the 2014 Fallingwater Calendar, which is now available at the museum store. The full-color interior and exterior photos of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork will be a keepsake after the year has ended. To learn more about this item, visit the Museum Store

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