Western Pennsylvania ConservancyWater, Land, Life

September 2013

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Stream Bank Restoration Scheduled 

Stream BankWear sturdy shoes, track down your work gloves and join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for a member workday and outing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at a WPC-conserved property along the French Creek in Crawford County. Volunteers will help plant about 300 tree saplings along the creek. WPC staff will offer a brief training and informational session about its current initiative to plant 20,000 trees in riparian zones along streams and rivers throughout the region. Participating members will also have the opportunity to explore the area. Register online at WaterLandLife.org/261 or by phone at 412-586-2340.

Dir. of Preservation Joins Fallingwater
Scott PerkinsFallingwater is pleased to welcome Scott W. Perkins as its director of preservation. Perkins came to the Frank Lloyd Wright house following a nearly seven-year tenure as the curator of collections and exhibitions at Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Okla. The Arts Center is housed in Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1956 Price Tower, the architect’s only realized skyscraper design.
WPC Looks for Volunteers 
Bear RunWPC’s stewardship staff will work at Bear Run Nature Reserve from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. This Mill Run, Pa., property surrounds Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. The project will focus on trail work and maintenance of trees planted in 2008. For more information about the workday or to RSVP, contact Land Steward Bryan Ritti at 412-586-2327 or BRitti@paconserve.org.


Conservancy Acquires Easement
EasementWPC has acquired its ninth conservation easement in the Ligonier Valley in less than a year. This easement conservesabout 136 acres in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County. The property sits at the end of Autumn Leaves Road at the headwaters of Loyalhanna Creek watershed, where WPC has completed several other land and water conservation projects in recent years. This easement permanently protects the property’s scenic views and will contribute additional protection to Loyalhanna Creek and its tributaries.
Our Shared Legacy: Matt Wagle 
Matt WagleAlthough his first interest was land and water conservation, Matt Wagle’s personal commitment to improving his own city neighborhood took him down a different path with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Read more about this active WPC member here
Day of Giving to Benefit Charities  
Washington County Community Foundation LogoWashington County Residents can support the Conservancy during the Washington County Community Foundation’s day of giving on Tuesday, Sept. 10. WCCF Gives is a 12-hour event during which WCCF will enhance contributions made to participating charities. For more information, visit www.WCCFGives.org.
2014 Calendars Arrive at Museum Store  

Fallingwater bookPhotographers 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

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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Phone: (412) 288-2777 | Email: info@paconserve.org