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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

First Farm Protected for WPC's Farmland Access Initiative

A newly acquired farm in Mercer County is the first of several farm properties WPC is working to acquire and lease to local farmers as part of its Farmland Access Initiative.   
With the demand for locally grown food rising, this program helps support the local food economy by making land more accessible to farmers. The 47-acre property in Mercer County is eligible for leasing. This spring, interested farmers can submit an application to lease acres at this farm.  Learn more about this initiative and farm!

Apply for Fallingwater Institute Programs
Applications for this year’s residency programs through the Fallingwater Institute are now available and open for interested participants. These hands-on learning opportunities take place on the Fallingwater campus with options for students, teachers and professionals.  View each residency opportunity and application deadline.
TreeVitalize Pittsburgh Accepting Applicants for Fall Trees
Receive free trees for your City of Pittsburgh or Allegheny County neighborhood! TreeVitalize Pittsburgh is accepting applications through March 15 for its fall tree planting season.  Learn more about the program and view the application details.
Clarion River: 2019 River of the Year and a Conservation Success

In 1909, the Clarion River was considered one of the most polluted rivers in the state. After decades of conservation efforts by many organizations to protect the Clarion River corridor and restore the river from the effects of industrial pollution, the Clarion River today is being celebrated as the 2019 PA River of the Year! Read more about WPC’s role since the 1970s in the efforts to restore the Clarion.
Apply for Fallingwater Summer Landscape Internship

Fallingwater is accepting applications to its summer landscape internship until Friday, March 15. The 10-week internship provides undergraduate or graduate students with a unique opportunity to refine their craft at a historic site.  Apply today!
Become a Volunteer Garden Steward

Love gardening and interested in giving back to your community? Become a WPC garden steward! We need several volunteers to help care for our community flower gardens throughout the growing season.  View a list of gardens in need and learn more about becoming a steward.

Valentine’s Day Gift: 100% Silk Taliesin Scarf

This new scarf features a design by Eugene Masselink, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's fellows at Taliesin known for establishing “nature patterns” in his work. Made of 100% silk, the scarf’s neutral colors will go with any outfit. It measures 61-by-13.5 inches and is dry-clean only.  Purchase online by February 9 for Valentine’s Day delivery!

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Located in Fayette County and surrounding Fallingwater, the Conservancy’s Bear Run Nature Reserve hosts expansive hiking trails and opportunities for camping. This nature reserve is also the perfect spot for snowshoeing. At more than 5,000 acres, exploring Bear Run can truly be a wilderness experience.  Download this month’s desktop calendar, featuring an image in the snow in honor of Valentine’s Day!

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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