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October 2016

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WPC Opens Northwest Regional Office

WPC's new regional office, located in Franklin, PALast month, we officially opened a new field office in downtown Franklin, Pa. This office serves many Northwest Pennsylvania communities while providing WPC staff with closer access to regional sites for land stewardship and other field activities. View more details, such as address and office hours, on our website.

Scholarships Enable Students’ In-depth Fallingwater Experience

ACE Mentorship Program scholars on Fallingwater's terraceFor the third year, the ACE Mentorship Program of America provided scholarships to five students to attend Fallingwater’s weeklong summer architecture camps. Led by an educator at Skyline High School in Dallas, TX and a licensed architect, Peter Goldstein, these camps allow students to explore the house while building architecture and design skills. Read more about the students’ summer experience at Fallingwater.

Register for the Oct. 23rd Fall Members’ Hike

A view of Erie Bluffs State Park in Erie CountyThere’s still time to register for the Fall Members’ Hike on Sunday, Oct. 23. WPC staff will lead informative walks through two natural areas in Erie County: Erie Bluffs State Park and Lower Elk Creek Nature Reserve. Advance registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 20.

Join BirdSafe Pittsburgh’s Fall Monitoring Routes

A warbler found by BirdSafe Pittsburgh volunteers.As birds begin their fall migration, you can help BirdSafe Pittsburgh identify locations where birds are flying into windows. Volunteering is easy and simply requires that you monitor your home for birds. View more details on volunteering with BirdSafe Pittsburgh.

Volunteer Opportunities with TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, Community Gardens 

Two volunteers pose with their newly planted tree We need your help planting more than 500 trees across the region this fall through our community forestry program, the Pittsburgh Redbud Project and TreeVitalize Pittsburgh. Groups of volunteers are also needed through Oct. 15 to help prep garden beds for winter. Sign up for a volunteer tree planting today or email LMcGuire-Olzak@paconserve.org to help with our community gardens.

New Biography Highlights Frank Lloyd Wright’s Relationship with Philip Johnson

Book cover for "Architecture's Odd Couple"In author Hugh Howard’s dual biography, “Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson,” readers will find a portrait of two of the twentieth century’s leading modern architects. Howard explains how these legendary figures shaped the American landscape in this new book, now available online in the Fallingwater Museum Store.

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