Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at a Community Garden

Volunteer at a Community Garden

October 19, 2019 to November 10, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed to put gardens to bed

Even flowers need to rest, and now that fall is almost here, it’s time to put our gardens to bed. We planted 2.26 acres of flowers around the region last spring, and we’ll need lots of volunteers to help us remove annuals and debris. The following community gardens are in need of volunteers. Dates and times are to be determined.

Beltzhoover - Liberty Tunnel & Route 51
Hill District - Centre Avenue and Herron Avenue
Dormont - Dormont Avenue and Banksville Road
Edgewood - South Braddock Avenue
Ross Township - McIntyre Road and McKnight Road

If you or your group would like to volunteer, contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at (412) 586-2324 or LMcGuire-Olzak@paconserve.org.

Volunteer to Plant Trees

Volunteer to Plant Trees

October 19, 2019 to November 23, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

Help plant trees along streets and trails and in parks and restoration areas throughout Western Pennsylvania. Every spring and fall, we need help from volunteers to plant hundreds of trees around the region. When you plant trees, you are helping create a green and healthy region. You’ll also learn about different types of native trees and tree care.

Sign up to volunteer below. For more information contact Alicia Wehrle at 412-586-2386 or AWehrle@paconserve.org.

Sign Up to Plant Trees:

October 2019

October 19, 2019

North Side (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) - The Pittsburgh Redbud Project - Three Rivers Heritage Trail - 600 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - SIGN UP

October 26, 2019

North Side - The Pittsburgh Redbud Project - Three Rivers Heritage Trail - 600 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - SIGN UP
ClairtonSt Clair Ave & Miller Ave - SIGN UP
SwissvalePark Ave Square (7409 Park Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15218) - SIGN UP

All tree planting events take place from 9 a.m. to noon, unless otherwise noted.

Rooted: A Farm-to-Table Affair

Rooted: A Farm-to-Table Affair

October 23, 2019

Event

Join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Committee and James Beard Foundation semi-finalist chef, Kate Romane of black radish kitchen, for an entertaining evening celebrating fresh-harvested, local cuisine. Spend the evening enjoying live music, specialty cocktails, and a three-course meal prepared on site in black radish kitchen’s chic urban warehouse space in Point Breeze North. Bring your friends for a night that’s sure to be remembered.

Date: Wednesday, October 23 | 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: black radish kitchen | Point Breeze North

Presented by Hefren-Tillotson

For more information visit BlackRadishKitchen.com

Become Community Garden Steward

Become Community Garden Steward

November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

Have you ever seen a WPC garden and wondered how it stays looking colorful, strong and healthy? A loyal crew of volunteers known as Garden Stewards cares for the Conservancy’s many gardens.  After spring planting, Garden Stewards help water, weed and clean up the areas. Stewards work from spring to fall.

Are you looking for a way to get outside and tend a garden?  We can help! Can we count on you to help a garden bloom all summer long? Contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or lolzak@paconserve.org to learn how to get started. The gardens below need stewards to care for them in the 2019 season:

Become a WPC Photographer

Become a WPC Photographer

November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Take Photos or Capture Video as a WPC Photographer

Are you a shutterbug? You can use your hobby as a way to volunteer! Photographers are needed to document newly protected properties, member outings and volunteer events such as garden or tree plantings. Volunteers are asked to use their own camera equipment. To learn more, contact Jaime Matters at jmatters@paconserve.org.

Volunteer at Fallingwater

Volunteer at Fallingwater

November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

From assisting visitors, to working at the café, or helping with archiving and clerical projects, there are many volunteer opportunities at Fallingwater. To find out more contact Marie Woof or visit the Volunteer Opportunities page at Fallingwater.org.

For more information:
Marie Woof
724-329-7826
mwoof@paconserve.org
Help with Clerical or Office Work

Help with Clerical or Office Work

November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Assist the Conservancy and learn more about our conservation and membership efforts. We need volunteers to help with recordkeeping and other administrative tasks at our Pittsburgh headquarters.  Located at 800 Waterfront Drive on Washington’s Landing (off 31st Street Bridge across the river from the Strip District), this location is accessible by bus, bike path or car and offers free parking.

For more information:
GENERAL OFFICE SUPPORT
412-288-2777
info@paconserve.org
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Kathy Patrignani
412-586-2340
kpatrignani@paconserve.org
Community Meeting to Improve Trout Run

Community Meeting to Improve Trout Run

November 4, 2019

Event

Landowners, residents and business owners within the Trout Run watershed are invited to attend a community meeting Nov. 4 to discuss the start of a study to improve water quality and soil health along Trout Run, an Erie County tributary within the French Creek watershed.

Join is for this meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fort LeBoeuf Legion Post 285 on 120 West 4th Street in Waterford, Pa. in Erie County.

Trout Run Watershed Outreach MapWPC will study Trout Run and develop a guide of recommended solutions to promote clean water and improve farmland through sustainable agriculture practices.

Everyone in the watershed is encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about the study and become involved to ensure Trout Run is available to future generations. Complimentary refreshments will be provided at this free community meeting.
 
 
For more information, please call 724-471-7202, ext. 5108 or email acotchen@paconserve.org.

Volunteer for Land Stewardship

Volunteer for Land Stewardship

November 9, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

2019 Volunteer Land Steward Workdays

Thank you for your interest in Land Stewardship workdays. Management of WPC properties would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Below is a drop-down list of current workdays for the 2019 season. To sign up for a specific workday, please click on the registration button below.

Workdays are typically held rain or shine. Unless otherwise indicated, we meet at the property at 9 am and work until around 2 or 3 pm, with a short break for lunch. Of course, volunteers are welcome to come and go as needed. Volunteers should bring water and a lunch, and be prepared to work in rugged, muddy, and/or thorny conditions. Long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and sunblock are necessary. We’ll have extra gloves and all the tools needed for the project. Typical tools include loppers, pick mattocks, hazel hoes, and shovels. If a workday is cancelled for some reason, a message will immediately be sent to the volunteer land steward email list, as the website may not be updated for a day or so.

Fall 2019 Workdays

October 12, 2019

SIDLING HILL CREEK CONSERVATION AREA - DEBRIS REMOVAL

Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: Silver Mills Road, Mann Township, Fulton Co. |  VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: Negotiating a steep slope, cutting up an old wooden stairway, removing misc. debris


November 9, 2019

SEASON WRAP UP & POTLUCK - WPC OFFICE & TOMS RUN NATURE RESERVE

Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: WPC Office, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 | VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: A brisk hike, light work, sharing food, swapping stories, enjoying each other’s company


To sign up for the email list or for further information, please contact:

Andrew Zadnik
Director of Land Stewardship
azadnik@paconserve.org
412-586-2318