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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

205 Acres Expands State Game Land and Ohiopyle State Park

Last month, WPC conserved 205 acres in Dunbar Township, Fayette County that connect more than 37,000 acres of state public lands in the Laurel Highlands. We conveyed a 72-acre property with extensive stream frontage along Bruner Run, a headwater stream to the Youghiogheny River, to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand State Game Lands 51. Nearby, a 133-acre property was added to the popular Ohiopyle State Park. Both of these properties now provide more opportunities for hiking, hunting and fishing in the Laurel Highlands. Read more about these exciting land protection projects or view a map of the properties.

Remove Invasives and be Rewarded with Local Beer
The plants may be invasive, but the beer is local! Meet us in Slippery Rock, Pa., at WPC’s Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area on Saturday, July 28, to help remove invasive plants and maintain the hiking trail. Afterwards, relax and refuel with local beer and food at nearby North Country Brewing Company. Register today.
Containing Stormwater in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

During rainstorms, Pittsburgh’s sewer system can overflow, causing sewage and pollutants to flow into nearby waterways. A new bioswale is now capturing up to 1.2 million gallons of stormwater in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, planted with the help of more than 200 WPC volunteers. We joined forces with local community volunteers, the PWSA and ALCOSAN to create this engineered system of stormwater capture.
Purchase Tickets for Fallingwater’s 23rd Annual Twilight Tour
Experience a unique evening at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater, during Twilight Tour on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 5:45 p.m. Not only will you tour the house at twilight, you will also enjoy a gourmet picnic and live jazz from Pittsburgh’s legendary musicians Etta Cox and the Al Dowe Quartet. Purchase your tickets today!
Explore Outdoors: Utica Access in Venango County
Grab your canoe, kayak or float and explore the biodiverse French Creek using WPC’s Utica Access in Utica Borough. This nonmotorized boat launch is the last public launch site along the French Creek Water Trail. Explore 10 miles of scenic waterways this summer.
Summer Day Camp: Gnome House Design Challenge
Whether you are already visiting or want to plan a special trip, Fallingwater is offering a new day camp for children ages 8-13. The Gnome House Design Challenge provides a full day of fun and learning with design at Fallingwater on Tuesday, July 19. For only $30, students will learn from on-site experts and materials and lunch are included.
Read the latest issue of Wild Heritage News
The large yellow lady’s slipper ( Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens) is one of several native orchids found in Pennsylvania. The plant is sought after for gardening and medicinal purposes. Read more about the suspected decline of the yellow lady’s slipper, and much more, in Wild Heritage News – a publication of the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program.

Coonley Playhouse Double Old Fashioned Glass Set

This double old-fashioned gift set of glassware includes two glasses featuring the window design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Avery Coonley Playhouse created in 1912. The asymmetrical, geometric design suggests flags, balloons and confetti, which were appropriate for the playhouse used for children’s education and performances. Purchase this new item online in Fallingwater’s Museum Store today.

July Desktop Background

As you drive across Pittsburgh’s iconic Roberto Clemente Bridge beside PNC Park, you may notice bursts of natural color hanging from the bridge. Hundreds of hanging flower baskets brighten downtown Pittsburgh’s cityscape, thanks to the generosity and funding from Laurel Foundation. The Conservancy installs these baskets annually during the first week of June. Download this month’s desktop calendar, featuring our downtown hanging flower baskets.

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