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Land Access Innovations Training:
Affordable Farmland Protection Strategies

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... Read More

A Walk in Penn’s Woods Hikes

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... Read More

Everyone Should Garden Workshop

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Garden Grooming at Library Park

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... Read More

Clarion River Paddling Sojourn

2018 Wild & Scenic Clarion River Sojourn Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protecting America’s greatest river treasures. WPC and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are hosting a two-day canoe trip along 24 gorgeous miles of the Clarion River in... Read More

Twilight Tour at Fallingwater

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind evening at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater as the sun sets over Pennsylvania’s mountains during the 23rd Annual Twilight Tour on Saturday, August 25 from 5:45 to 10 p.m. You’ll have wine and hors-d’oeuvres at a welcome reception in the Visitor Center, and then enjoy a light supper as you... Read More

Garden Care Events

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... Read More

Invasive Plants. Local Beer.

Dig in and get dirty with us to preserve one of the region’s most beautiful properties, Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area, just outside Slippery Rock. We’ll pull and dig out invasive plants that are crowding out the beautiful native wildflowers and complete a few other rugged tasks to improve the... Read More

Redbuds & Brews

Join us on the North Shore to help care for redbuds and other native trees planted in Pittsburgh’s North Shore Riverfront Park as part of The Pittsburgh Redbud Project. Afterwards, we’ll head to The Foundry for appetizers and drinks. Meet us at Pittsburgh's Northshore Riverfront Park at 5:00 p.m. to... Read More