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WPC's Monthly eNewsletter

Purchase Tickets for the Fallingwater Soirée

Experience the casual elegance of Fallingwater at night as the Kaufmanns and their guests would have, during the Fallingwater Soirée. This event, sponsored by Huntington Bank, will be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from 6-9:30 p.m. As you stroll through the house, enjoy music by members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and delicious cuisine prepared onsite by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Kevin Sousa of Superior Motors. You'll encounter how changes in light reveal new perspectives of Wright’s architecture and design. Purchase tickets today online or by calling 724-329-8501. Members: Call us to get your discount!

Help Us Improve the Wolf Creek Narrows Trail
Invasive plants choke out natives that provide food and shelter to birds and other wildlife, and encroach on hiking trails. Our stewardship team could use your help at WPC’s Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area in Butler County removing invasives and clearing trees from the trail. Register today to volunteer on July 27.
Fallingwater Photography Workshops with Andrew Pielage
Benefit from the knowledge of internationally known photographer Andrew Pielage, a former artist-in-residence at the Fallingwater Institute who has photographed more than 60 Frank Lloyd Wright sites. Learn tips about shutter speed, ISO and aperture during early morning and evening photography sessions in the house and on the grounds. Register now for Sept. 3-5 and 6-8 workshops.
Get Outdoors to Paddle and Fish at Lake Pleasant
Dreaming of a cool respite on a hot July day? Lake Pleasant Conservation Area near Erie offers pristine water naturally filtered through limestone-rich glacial sediments, great for fishing and boating. Non-motorized boat access and a universal access trail, boardwalk and canoe/kayak launch are available. Learn more about great WPC properties to visit this summer!
Volunteer to Keep our Gardens Gorgeous

Volunteer garden stewards are needed to help maintain one of our largest community gardens, in Ross Township at McKnight and McIntyre roads, as well as other WPC gardens. Can you or your group help? Register online today!
Members, bring a friend to hike at Bennett Branch Forest

Members, bring a friend and join us on a guided hike in Bennett Branch Forest near Hollywood, Pa., while learning about our management and restoration efforts on the 1,465-acre WPC property. To register or for more information, contact Nicole Walsh at nwalsh@paconserve.org or 412-586-2322 by August 5. Not a member? Join or renew!
Apply Now for Spring Tree Plantings with Treevitalize

How can you help remove carbon from the atmosphere, reduce stormwater runoff, and make the Pittsburgh region a more pleasant place to live and visit? Plant trees! TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, of which WPC is a managing partner, is accepting applications for spring 2020 tree plantings. Apply by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

Fallingwater Rendering, Print

Back in stock! Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1935 rendering of Fallingwater showcases the architect’s genius in using the landscape to drive the design. Printed on 100% acid-free, archival paper, the print is available for purchase in our store or online in three easy-to-frame sizes: 8" x 10", 11" x 14" and 22" x 28" for $16, $24 and $79, respectively. Bring this lovely image of Fallingwater into your living space today!

July Desktop Background

More than a dozen kinds of hummingbirds nest in the western United States, but only the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) nests east of the Great Plains and consequently in Western Pennsylvania. The female pictured is nectaring on common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), which thrives in wetland areas around the state, including the Conservancy’s Lake Pleasant property. Ruby-throats take nectar from flowers, and will catch tiny insects midair or hover to pluck them from foliage or a spider’s web. Extremely talented fliers, they beat their wings more than 50 times each second and can hover, zip forward and backward and up and down, fly upside down, and come to a complete stop instantly. Download the July desktop calendar featuring the ruby-throated hummingbird. 

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

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