Events

Garden Grooming at Library Park

Garden Grooming at Library Park

September 23, 2018

Event, Volunteer Opportunity

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, Pa., 15106

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is partnering with the Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in the Borough of Carnegie to improve the grounds around the library, known as Library Park. Volunteers will gather to conduct light maintenance activities, including weeding and mulching, at the gardens established last year during RADical Days. This event is one of several free activities the library is hosting on September 23 in celebration of RADical Days. Volunteers will also enjoy special tours of the library’s Civil War room, musical performances, kid-friendly activities and more.

To volunteer, please register in advance by calling 412-586-2324.

Plant Flowers and Trees at<br>WPC’s ADA-Accessible Flower Garden

Plant Flowers and Trees at
WPC’s ADA-Accessible Flower Garden

September 25, 2018

Event, Volunteer Opportunity

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WPC’s ADA-Accessible Flower Garden in Shadyside

Join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and gardeners from The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh to help transition the ADA-accessible raised flower beds from summer blooms to fall mums, and also plant trees and shrubs. The Accessible Flower Garden is located at the First United Methodist Church at Aiken and Centre avenues in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood.

Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling 412-586-2324.
Volunteers 18 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Garden Care Events

Garden Care Events

September 26, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Event, Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to get outside and help care for a community garden? Now that our community gardens have been planted, we need volunteers to help us keep the gardens thriving. We are looking for groups to spend some time weeding the garden beds this summer. A volunteer weeding event will take a few hours. Once we have enough interested volunteers, we will schedule a weeding event at a time that is convenient for your group.

Register online or contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or lolzak@paconserve.org to learn how to get started. The gardens below need volunteers to care for them this summer:

Everyone Should Garden Workshop

Everyone Should Garden Workshop

October 3, 2018

Event

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood Branch, Room 1

Join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for an in-depth look at its 30-year effort to beautify the county’s communities with colorful blooms through its many community flower gardens. Learn about the many benefits of gardening and how all community residents can participate. You’ll gain insights on how to help make your community more attractive and vibrant with flower gardens and other greening approaches. Using successful WPC models, the discussion will provide useful information on all aspects of garden design and development, implementation and maintenance.

Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling 412-586-2324.

A Walk in Penn’s Woods Hikes

A Walk in Penn’s Woods Hikes

October 7, 2018

Event

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Oct. 7 to celebrate a Walk in Penn's Woods, a day on which Pennsylvanians can join dozens of guided hikes to celebrate Penn’s Woods!

1 to 3 p.m.
Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area

This guided hike will include a 1.5-mile loop through loose soil, exposed roots with nearby streams and wetlands. This is a moderate Walk. Pets on leashes are allowed. This is not a wheelchair or stroller-friendly walk. Email azadnik@paconserve.org for hike details.

2 to 4 p.m.
Helen B. Katz Natural Area

This hike will explore the Helen B. Katz Natural Area, featuring mature floodplain forest along the meandering Cussewago Creek. Portions of the hike will be off-trail. Tall hiking boots or knee boots are recommended. Email tjohnston@paconserve.org for hike details.

Land Access Innovations Training:<br>Affordable Farmland Protection Strategies

Land Access Innovations Training:
Affordable Farmland Protection Strategies

October 10, 2018

Event

Land Access Innovations Training: Affordable Farmland Protection Strategies

Land trust professionals, farmland preservation boards and other conservation professionals are invited to a one-day training session at the Mattress Factory on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The full-day training, provided by the National Young Farmers Coalition, will discuss the use of enhanced agricultural easements and shared-equity land ownership in Pennsylvania. A $25 registration fee is required by Friday, Sept. 28. To view full training details and to purchase tickets, please visit the NYFC’s event page.

The Conservancy is pleased to serve on the planning committee for this event.