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October 2014

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Hikes, Bird Watching Planned for Members’ Outing

Katz HikeJoin Conservancy naturalists for an afternoon hike at the Helen B. Katz Natural Area in Crawford County during this year’s Fall Members’ Outing on Oct. 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Birders, be sure to bring your binoculars. The Hayfield Township property sits within the Audubon Society’s Cussewago Bottom Important Bird Area. Advance registration is required and is due by Oct. 15. Register online at WaterLandLife.org/261 or by phone at 412-586-2340.

WPC Offers Grants to Fund Canoe Access Sites

CADF project

WPC is now accepting grant applications for new projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. Established through the generosity of longtime members Roy Weil and Mary Shaw, the Canoe Access Development Fund helps to make the region’s rivers and streams more accessible for outdoor recreation by providing grants for developing rustic access sites. Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 15 and grant recipients will be notified by Dec. 15. An online application, including a complete list of requirements, is available at WaterLandLife.org/371/.
Donate to WPC through the Combined Federal Campaign

Combined Federal Campaign logoThe Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a new way for federal and military employees to support the Conservancy. The campaign period begins Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 15. Contact your office’s campaign manager to fill out a pledge card and use WPC’s charity code (67212) or visit 3riverscfc.org for more information.

PARK(ing) Day Rethinks Urban Spaces

PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh

The Conservancy’s gardens and greenspace staff joined the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Design Center and others to transform a downtown Pittsburgh parking lot into a garden walkway on Sept. 19 as part of PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh. Founded in San Francisco in 2005, PARK(ing) Day is an opportunity for communities to discuss improvements, green space and transportation while thinking creatively.  Read more about PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh and hear from the WPC’s senior director of the community gardens and greenspace program on NEXT Pittsburgh.
2015 Fallingwater Calendar Featuring Archival Photos

2015 Fallingwater calendarView never-before-seen archival photos of Fallingwater’s construction in the new 2015 Fallingwater Calendar. This year’s calendar also features stunning present-day photographs by Christopher Little and Timothy Sakamoto. You can purchase the 2015 calendar on the Museum Store website.

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