Fallingwater Seeks Volunteers

Thu, Mar 19th 2009, 11:38. Filed under News Releases.

Mill Run, Pa. – March 19, 2009 – Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork located at Bear Run Nature Reserve in the scenic Laurel Highlands, is accepting new volunteers for a wide range of activities and events.

Volunteer positions include assisting visitors at the information desk, museum shop, and Café; staffing art exhibits, assisting with interpretive programs for adults and children, and serving as “Ask-Me Guides.” Opportunities also include landscaping, gardening, and leading grounds tours at the busy Fayette County Museum, which had record visitation of 153,000 in 2008.

Volunteers at Fallingwater interact with visitors from all over the world, work in a gorgeous natural setting, and experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork on a personal level.

Interested adults who are willing to commit at least one day per month from May through October are encouraged to apply. Local volunteers from nearby communities such as Chalk Hill, Connellsville, Farmington, Mill Run and Ohiopyle are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hiebert at 724-329-1441, ext. 1204 or jhiebert@paconserve.org.


About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

To date, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania. Now in its 77th year, Pennsylvania’s first conservancy continues to partner with grassroots organizations to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®, which was designed in 1935 and entrusted to the Conservancy in 1963 by Edgar Kaufmann jr. A symbol of living in harmony with nature, Fallingwater is open to the public and offers a wide variety of educational programs to its more than 153,000 annual visitors.

Each year, WPC plants and maintains community gardens and greening projects throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2008, WPC partnered with more than 8,300 volunteers and dozens of community organizations to plant 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.

Photos are available upon request.

Media contact:

Stephanie Kraynick
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.