Pittsburgh, Pa. – March 30, 2020

Dear Friends of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy,

Outside, birds are chirping, bulbs are blooming and trees are budding. Spring is beginning. Nature carries on, even during times of uncertainty.

Donated Conservation Easement in Ligonier, PAJust like nature, the work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy continues.

While we are taking precautions to protect the well-being of our staff, volunteers, members, event registrants and partners, please know that our commitment to protecting our most special lands, rivers and streams, and wildlife is not under quarantine.

Now is the time to strengthen our resolve, prepare new strategies for protecting the environment and remember that a walk in the woods can lift spirits, renew energy and provide perspective, all while maintaining a safe distance from others.

We are inspired every day by nature’s ability to renew and by a community of people like you who make our work possible. We hope a visit to one of the WPC properties or public lands you help to protect gives you respite from a fraught world, and remind you of why you partnered with us.

These special places give us an opportunity to find a peaceful moment and allow nature to remind us to remain resilient.

We continue to steward our lands, study habitats and plan for more ways to connect you to Western Pennsylvania’s natural places. You can visit these places and learn about our work every day by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We hope you’ll join us and follow our messaging as we celebrate the coming spring. Together, let’s look toward summer with renewed resolve and focus on the healing power of nature.


Thomas Saunders
President and CEO
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy


About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Fallingwater:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater, which was donated to WPC in 1963 and symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of about 11,000 volunteers. The work of the Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.