Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

October 2015

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Registration Open for Fall Member Hike at McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells MillWPC members are invited to this year’s fall hike at McConnells Mill State Park on Sunday, October 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Moderate and easy hikes are available. We will begin and end each hike at the parking and picnic area above the mill. Enjoy hot cider and snacks after the hike. Cost for this hike is $5 per person. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Advance registration is required via phone at 412-586-2340 or by registering online by Monday, October 12.

Furry Friends Help WPC Clear Invasive Knotweed in Pittsburgh


Last month, WPC’s gardens and greenspace staff received a helping hand – or should we say hoof – from a few furry, four-legged friends. A herd of goats, provided by Steel City Grazers, cleared a hillside along the Bates Street Corridor in Oakland where invasive knotweed had overtaken the area, choking out native vegetation. The Conservancy plans to plant additional native vegetation to help compete with any remaining knotweed this fall. Meet the goats and learn more about this project in our new YouTube video.
Fall Volunteer Opportunities Now Available


Fall is a wonderful time to volunteer with the Conservancy! Join us outdoors for a variety of projects in need of volunteer support through November. From garden pull-outs and TreeVitalize Pittsburgh plantings to land stewardship work, learn more about volunteering with WPC.
Save the Date: Point State Park Bioswale Unveiling with the Garden Club of Allegheny County and DCNR


You’re invited to the Garden Club of Allegheny County’s centennial celebration in Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Representatives from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and WPC will be on hand as the celebration kicks off with the unveiling of a new bioswale and educational signage throughout the park that will explain the benefits of green infrastructure, native plants and stormwater management. WPC is pleased to join with the garden club, DCNR and Penn State Master Gardeners on this project. Learn more about the benefits of bioswales.
New Fallingwater Note Cards Available Online

Fallingwater note cardSend warm wishes to friends and family with the new Fallingwater note cards, featuring a unique interpretation of the house. Designed by artist Katharine Woodman-Maynard, this beautiful 5x7-inch card is also suitable for framing. Purchase this Fallingwater keepsake online today.

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