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WPC's Monthly eNewsletter

Mini Grants Available for Watershed Projects

The Conservancy’s Dominion Energy Watershed Mini Grant Program, funded by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, provides funding for local water quality monitoring, watershed restoration and outreach projects. Since 2005, the Conservancy has administered $403,475 in grant funds to more than 130 organizations. One recipient of last year’s grant, Creek Connections at Allegheny College, Crawford County, provided water quality monitoring kits and kit refills for teachers and students from 41 schools to conduct monthly water quality monitoring assessments in local streams. The 2020 grant application is available for download and must be postmarked by Dec. 20.

Help Us Improve Trout Run

We invite landowners, residents and business owners within the Trout Run watershed to join us for a community meeting in Waterford, Erie County Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the start of a study to consider future restoration efforts along Trout Run, a tributary within the French Creek drainage, and learn how to get involved.

Foraged Flavors of Bear Run: Honeybee Products and More

Do you love honey? This Nov. 9 workshop at the Barn at Fallingwater is meant for you. Taste Apoidea artisan honeys, discover ways native plants can contribute to flavor variations, learn how to consider food pairings and make flavored honey infusions and honey-based cordials. Get holiday recipe inspiration and taste recipes from the Fallingwater Cookbook. Learn more and register.
Freewheeling Easy: In and Around Western PA

Freewheeling Easy: In and Around Western PA is a reference book for cyclists or others who love the outdoors and prefer reasonably level trails that are easy to ride or walk and are off-limits to automobiles. Written by longtime Conservancy members Roy Weil and Mary Shaw and originally published in 1995, this recent volume contains extensive updates on trails northeast of Pittsburgh. Purchase a copy in the Fallingwater Museum Store or online.
Meet the Fallingwater + Monmade Artists 
You’re invited to experience the Fallingwater-inspired work of Monmade craftspeople, designers and artists who participated in an immersive educational program. Join us for a reception Fri., Nov. 15 at the Brew House Association on Pittsburgh’s South Side to meet the artists and view their work, which will be available for purchase. Their work is also for sale in the Fallingwater Museum Store and online store.
Plant Trees with Us
By planting a tree, you provide shelter for birds and wildlife, life-giving oxygen, shade and much more. Every tree counts! We could really use your help planting trees this fall, especially Nov. 6 along the North Shore Riverfront Trail and Nov. 9 in Harrison Township. Register to volunteer at these or other fall tree plantings.
Dear Members, Thank You for Your Patience
The Conservancy has converted to new database software to improve our donor service capabilities. We’re working to make this transition as seamless as possible, but if your name, address or any other information is incorrect at any time, please let us know by sending an email to development@paconserve.org or calling 1-866-564-6972.

Get the 2020 Fallingwater Calendar!

Add beauty to any room with the 2020 Fallingwater calendar, featuring 15 stunning images of the interior and exterior of the house in every season. Purchase the 13-month 2020 Fallingwater calendar online today for just $9, on sale while supplies last.  

November Desktop Background

Through our community forestry program, the Conservancy has planted more than 37,000 trees along streets, in parks and in other highly visible public areas across Allegheny County and in towns including Ligonier, Erie and Johnstown. Trees are long-term investments that only get better over time, absorbing millions of gallons of stormwater and storing millions of pounds of carbon annually, increasing property values and providing shade, shelter and oxygen. Download our desktop calendar featuring these baldcypress trees on East Liberty Boulevard in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, where the Conservancy has planted 675 trees.

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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