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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

Fall Members’ Hike at Moraine State Park on Oct. 21

In the late 1950s and 60s, the Conservancy protected nearly 3,000 acres of land that eventually became the core of Moraine State Park in Butler County. Today, the park is much larger at 16,725 acres and is known for its biking, hiking and paddling opportunities. You can join us on a guided hike at Moraine State Park on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1-4:30 p.m. You’ll hear more about the natural history and creation of this park during a moderately strenuous three-hour hike. Registration is $5 per person for WPC members and guests. Please register online or by calling 412-586-2340 by Thursday, Oct. 18.

Photo courtesy of Greg Funka.

Our Volunteers Matter: Meet Patty Renwick
For Patty Renwick, staying indoors is not an option. Since 2009, Patty has volunteered to plant street trees with the Conservancy’s TreeVitalize Pittsburgh partnership and provided ongoing tree care by watering and pruning as a Tree Tender with Tree Pittsburgh. Find out why Patty continues to stay involved as a volunteer.
Free Community Greening Events During RADical Days

We’re participating in the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s annual RADical Days with free events on Sept. 23, Sept. 25 and Oct. 3. You can volunteer to plant flowers in a community garden, attend a garden workshop and much more. View more details about WPC’s events and a full list of RADical Days activities.
Volunteer to Clean Up French Creek on Sept. 8
We're joining the French Creek Valley Conservancy in its annual river cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 8. You can help pull trash and other debris out of our region’s most ecologically important river. Of the 32,844 pounds of trash removed from French Creek during last year’s cleanup, our volunteer group removed more than 4,500 pounds! Register online today.
We’re Featured in Pittsburgh Quarterly!

Restoring Western Pennsylvania’s watersheds is no easy task. Pittsburgh Quarterly recently featured the complex effort by many groups and organizations, including WPC, in its summer issue. WPC’s President and CEO Tom Saunders also takes readers on a hike through the Conservancy’s Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area in his latest nature column.

Fallingwater Logo Puffer Jacket by Columbia

Stay warm this fall and winter with the new Fallingwater Columbia® puffer jacket. The heat-sealed and water-resistant jacket features 100% black polyester fabric with the embroidered red Fallingwater logo. With other premium features like 650-fill duck down, this jacket is light and compactible without sacrificing warmth. You can purchase this item online in the Fallingwater Museum Store now.

September Desktop Background

Fayette County is home to one of the largest parks in Pennsylvania: Ohiopyle State Park. From 1961 to 1968, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy acquired nearly 10,000 acres along the Youghiogheny River that became part of the state park. Today, Ohiopyle hosts natural wonders such as Ohiopyle Falls, Ferncliff Peninsula and Baughman Rock Overlook, pictured above. Download this month’s desktop calendar featuring views of the deep Youghiogheny River Gorge.

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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