Events & Volunteer Opportunities
Become A Community Garden Steward
January 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to get started. The gardens below need stewards to care for them in the 2020 season:
- Centre Ave. & Herron Ave, Terrace Village
- Liberty Tunnels & Route 51, Beltzhoover
- 2350 Brownsville Road, Concord Elementary., Carrick
- Liberty Ave. & Commonwealth Pl. - The Point, Downtown
- Grant Street at First Ave., Downtown
- Lincoln Ave. & Frankstown St., Larimer
- Highland Park Bridge at Butler St., Highland Park
- 57th St. & Butler St., Lawrenceville
- 2409 Shady Ave. at Allderdice High School, Squirrel Hill
- Wenzell Ave. & Broadway Ave., Beechview
- South Braddock Ave. at Parkway East, Edgewood
- Brownsville Road & Maple Springs Drive., South Park
- Castle Shannon & Mount Lebanon Blvd., Castle Shannon
- Route 837 @ 5th Avenue (McKeesport / Duquesne Bridge), McKeesport
- Route 51 & Thorn Run Road., Moon Township
- McKnight Road & McIntyre Road, Ross Township
Fallingwater’s Landscape and the Art of Observation: Feb. 11
January 22, 2021 to February 12, 2021
Free Webinar: Fallingwater’s Landscape and the Art of Observation
Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 12-1 p.m., EST
Drawing from decades of on-site observation and photography, Rick Darke will present inspiring visions of Fallingwater and its landscape in all seasons and in its myriad moods and moments. He will explore the rare synergy between Fallingwater’s built architecture and its surrounding landscape, which offers unique insights into immersive design and ecological dynamics that are readily available to keen observers.
Through an introduction to the art of observation, Rick will open your eyes to both detailed and broad perspectives of Fallingwater and provide you with basic tools to enhance your enjoyment, understanding, and stewardship of the places you care about the most.
Join us for Fallingwater’s Landscape and the Art of Observation on February 11, 2021 at 12 p.m., EST!
This webinar is free and open to the public.
Buy Tickets to Experience Fallingwater
January 25, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019, will reopen for the 58th tour season beginning Saturday, March 6, 2021. Located about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Fallingwater opened to the public for its first house tour in 1964 and has welcomed a diverse range of visitors from around the world.
Fallingwater, designed by Wright in 1935, is open to the public as a house museum and is also designated as a National Historic Landmark and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasure.
Fallingwater will offer exterior tour experiences, guided and self-guided, to visitors along with other tour options from March 6 through the end of 2021. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged to schedule tours. Visit Fallingwater.org or call Fallingwater Visitor Services at 724-329-8501 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Become a WPC Photographer
January 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
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 us at email@example.com.
The Barn at Fallingwater: Wedding, Meeting and Event Venue
February 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Create an unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception in the unique and distinctive settings of The Barn at Fallingwater in Fayette County. This converted historic Pennsylvania dairy barn is located just 500 yards north of Fallingwater's main entrance along PA Route 381 in Mill Run, Pa. at the trailhead of WPC’s Bear Run Nature Reserve. Some wedding packages include photos at Fallingwater. Reserve The Barn today for your wedding!
Or are you looking for a location to host your next conference, meeting or special event? Consider The Barn, which has unique and beautiful multi-functional spaces to accommodate large groups of up to 100 with audiovisual and dimmable lighting capabilities. Event rental space can also include the adjacent flagstone courtyard for outdoor functions. Reserve The Barn today for your next meeting or special event!
For more information and details, contact Amy Gartley, special events coordinator, at 724-329-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.