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WPC's Monthly eNewsletter

Fallingwater Reopens with Exterior Tours and Online Offerings 

     We are happy to announce that Fallingwater has reopened for outdoor exterior self-guided and guided private tours. With reservations, visitors can experience Fallingwater’s exterior and surrounding landscape, while plans are being made for interior tours with physical distancing.
     “While things will be a little different, we hope that just seeing this magnificent architecture and experiencing the landscape that inspired it will still provide meaning and context,” said Justin Gunther, director of Fallingwater.
     We’re also excited to offer online summer sessions, webinars and at-home activitiesincluding virtual tours in a series titled “A Closer Look.”
     These special offerings will help us address a projected significant revenue decrease in 2020 resulting from the three-month closure and the limited capacity for visitors during the second half of the year. You can also support Fallingwater by making a contribution.

WPC Protects Land Within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed
We recently protected 50 forested acres within the Loyalhanna Creek watershed in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County. The property hosts a half mile of riparian frontage along Coalpit Run, a high quality cold water stream, and enhances the scenic character of the Route 30 greenway corridor. Read more about the property,which is protected by a conservation easement.

Watershed Conservation Volunteers Needed

Fish need you! We are seeking volunteers to help restore streams and improve fish habitats, especially in but not limited to Allegheny National Forest, the Laurel Highlands and Armstrong, Elk, Jefferson and Warren counties. Some rigorous physical activity is involved. Learn more here or email water@paconserve.org.
Apply Now for Spring 2021 Tree Plantings with TreeVitalize
Did you know that planting a shade tree can increase business? Or that planting a tree within 50 feet of a house increases property value by nine percent? TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, of which WPC is managing partner, is accepting applications for spring 2021 tree plantings. To begin the application process, please review our webpage, and email Jeff Bergman or call him at 412-586-2396 by August 7.
View Our Virtual Annual Meeting and Information Sessions
Did you miss WPC’s Virtual Annual Meeting on June 22? At your leisure, you can see and hear the overview of accomplishments and project updates and enjoy information sessions, including Fallingwater Institute: Immersive Learning at Fallingwater, Midsummer Butterflies of Pennsylvania, Ecological Home Gardening 101 and A Beautiful Mess: Large Wood Restoration in the Allegheny National Forest.
WPC Partners with Eden Hill Conservancy to Care for Land

WPC is honored to have been selected by Eden Hill Conservancy to steward its 207 acres of farmland, forests and fields under conservation easement in perpetuity. A former all-volunteer land trust located in Huntingdon County, EHC transferred conservation easements they had held to WPC. Read more about the EHC story and how WPC is helping by stewarding those easements.

Insight/Onsite Design at Fallingwater
Architects and design professionals, register by August 1 for Insight/Onsite at Fallingwater for the opportunity to contemplate applications of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas. Led by Ivan S. Chow, AIA, NCARB, this weekend workshop provides participants with exceptional access to Fallingwater, studio exercises and scholarly discussion of Wright's principles of organic architecture.
Garden Sponsors Needed to Keep Our Region Blooming
Spring looked a little different this year, but our community gardens are as colorful as ever! All this beauty is possible because generous groups sponsor our gardens. Your organization or company can bring cheer to the masses, too! Email Brian Charles or call him at 412-586-2394, or learn more here about garden sponsorships! 
Farmland Available for Lease in Westmoreland County
Are you a farmer interested in helping meet the demand for locally grown food in the Pittsburgh region? WPC is helping small-scale farmers access affordable farmland through our Farmland Access Initiative and we now have land available in Westmoreland County. Interested farmers can submit an application and learn more about this initiative. 

Fallingwater 2021 Calendar


Our ever-popular Fallingwater Calendar is available for purchase! The 2021 Fallingwater Calendar features stunning aerial views of the house and grounds, as well as four-season interior and exterior photographs by Christopher Little and Johnny Beavers of 7LineMedia. This exclusive, limited-edition calendar is available for $18 only through the Fallingwater Museum Store and often sells out before year’s end, so purchase yours today!

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     This beautiful property within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed, recently protected by WPC, features 50 acres along the scenic and historic Route 30 corridor in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County. It hosts extensive frontage along Coalpit Run, a tributary to Loyalhanna Creek. An ecologically significant stream also popular for canoeing and trout fishing, Loyalhanna Creek is a conservation priority for the Conservancy because it is part of one of the largest and most diverse watersheds in the Laurel Highlands.
     Since the 1970s, the Conservancy has permanently protected nearly 27,000 acres of land in the Ligonier Valley, more than 10,000 of which are through conservation easements like this one. Download this calendar from the options below, then right click on the image to set it as your desktop background.

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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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