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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

Register for a Two-Day Clarion River Sojourn Aug. 18-19

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by joining us for a two-day, 24-mile paddle on the Clarion River on August 18 and 19. Cohosted by WPC and PA DCNR, the Wild and Scenic Clarion River Sojourn will take you by canoe from Hallton to Cooksburg, Pa. You’ll experience a portion of the 52-mile section of the Clarion River from Ridgway, Pa. to the Piney Dam that was federally designated as a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in 1996. Sojourn participants are welcome to attend individual days or enjoy the full weekend. Registration fees include daily meals, canoe rental, tent campsite, educational programs and shuttle service. View full event details online and register by Friday, Aug. 10.

Tickets for Twilight Tour Available Until Aug. 10
Experience a unique evening at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater, during Twilight Tour on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 5:45 p.m. Tour the house at twilight, enjoy a gourmet picnic and wine, and even listen to live jazz from Etta Cox and the Al Dowe Quartet. Purchase your tickets by Friday, Aug. 10.
Our Members Matter: Meet the Ulshes

Great things happened for Richard Ulsh – and his students – when he combined his passion for the environment with his profession. A former chemistry professor, Richard took his students to WPC’s Sideling Hill Creek in Cambria County to teach them about stewardship. Read more about the Ulsh family’s legacy of volunteerism and support of the Conservancy.
Volunteer at the Casselman River Conservation Area on Aug. 18
You can help construct a new hiking trail at our 566-acre Casselman River Conservation Area in Somerset County on Saturday, Aug. 18. In addition to performing basic trail work, you’ll also help create an overlook at the end of the trail to provide a beautiful view of the Great Alleghany Passage, the town of Confluence and the Youghiogheny River. Register to volunteer today.
Help Us Weed Our Community Flower Gardens Outdoors

Our community flower gardens are growing and flourishing across the region. Unfortunately, weeds are growing too. Can your volunteer group spend some time weeding a garden bed this summer? Contact us today to schedule a weeding workday at a time that is convenient for your group!

Fallingwater Columbia Golf Polo

The new Fallingwater Columbia® Golf Polo ensures a comfortable day under the sun with its Omni-Wick™ moisture-wicking fabric and Omni-Shade™ sun-protective technology. The dark red, polyester shirt features the Fallingwater logo and name embroidered under the left lapel. You can purchase this new polo, available in sizes S through XXL, online in the Fallingwater Museum Store.

August Desktop Background

Pennsylvania’s Clarion River was once one of the most polluted waterways in the state. Tanneries, timber harvesting and mine drainage left the river black with industrial runoff and other pollutants. However, decades of conservation efforts by WPC and others have brought new life to the Clarion River, which is now a popular paddling destination for visitors to the Allegheny National Forest and Cook Forest and Clear Creek state parks. You can enjoy the peaceful waters of the Clarion during the Wild and Scenic Clarion River Sojourn on Aug. 18 and 19. Or, download this month’s desktop calendar featuring a gentle paddling scene on the Clarion River.

Learn More and Get Involved

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Phone: 412-288-2777, Email: info@paconserve.org

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