Rooted: A Farm-to-Table Affair

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... Read More

Uber Road Farm Tour and Potluck Dinner

Are you a farmer interested in leasing farmland? Join the Conservancy, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture and National Young Farmers Coalition for a tour of the Conservancy’s Uber Road Farm in Mercer County. Attendees will learn more about leasing the Uber Road Farm or one of the houses on the... Read More

ADA-accessible Garden Ribbon Cutting

Join the Conservancy and The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 10-11:15 a.m. in Homewood at the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Bennett Street to commemorate the city’s second ADA-accessible community flower garden. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by students from The Children’s Institute planting flowers. Financially... Read More

2019 Natural Areas Conference

We are pleased to co-host the 2019 Natural Areas Conference, At the Water's Edge - Managing our Land and Water in a Changing Landscape, in Pittsburgh Oct. 8-10. Workshops will address everything from pollinators to urban green infrastructure to wetlands conservation and more.

Volunteer at a Community Garden

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... Read More

Trailblazing at Toms Run

Do you love hiking or taking a peaceful walk in the woods?  The Conservancy is excited to host volunteers to help build the trail that so many will enjoy! Join us at WPC's Toms Run Nature Reserve on September 21 to blaze the trail followed by a fun picnic. The... Read More

Toms Run Nature Reserve Hike

Join us at Toms Run Nature Reserve on Saturday, August 10 from 9 - 11 a.m. to learn about this 369-acre hidden gem of protected land nestled in the valley along Toms Run near Emsworth, Pa. and hear about our recent improvements to make it more welcoming to visitors. We... Read More

Member Hike: Bennett Branch Forest

Join us on a morning hike to learn about the Conservancy’s 1,465-acre Bennett Branch Forest, which has acreage in Elk and Clearfield counties. This member hike will begin at 10 a.m. at our parking lot and follow a newly improved three-mile trail that winds through a mixed northern hardwood forest... Read More

Volunteer to Care for a Garden

Would you like to get outside and help care for a community garden? We are looking for volunteers to help maintain the gardens' gorgeous color by weeding and conducting some additional maintenance tasks. All tools and materials will be provided. Register by contacting Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or email

Fallingwater Soirée

Spend a magical evening at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater, as the sun sets over the Laurel Highlands during the Fallingwater Soirée: An elegant evening of food and music inspired by nature on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6-9:30 p.m. At this event, sponsored by Huntington Bank, treat yourself to music... Read More