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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

WPC Unveils New Flower Garden along Pittsburgh’s Route 65

A stretch of Route 65 in Pittsburgh is now home to WPC’s fourth gateway community flower garden in the city. We joined the generous garden sponsors and partners on June 27, including Rivers Casino and the Garden Club of Allegheny County, to unveil the sign and open this new 1,400-foot long garden. Used by approximately 32,000 daily commuters, Route 65 is a popular thoroughfare connecting communities and suburbs west of Pittsburgh to the North Side, North Shore and downtown Pittsburgh. Read more about the journey to establish the new Route 65 community flower garden, including how WPC members helped make it happen, and view photos of the ribbon cutting.
Land Protected in the Laurel Hill Creek Watershed

Yesterday, we conserved a 30-acre property in the headwaters of Laurel Hill Creek in Somerset County that has now become an addition to Laurel Ridge State Park! The property includes forested wetlands and four natural groundwater springs. Check out the video to see one of these springs and learn more about this land protection.
Discover Unique Ecosystems of Western Pennsylvania

From Ohiopyle to Erie Bluffs state parks, some of Western Pennsylvania's most beloved places are also home to unique ecosystems that support important ecological functions and rare plant species. Learn more about these rare ecosystems, such as fens, bogs, shale barrens, outcrops and peatlands. Read this guide to the region's unique ecosystems.
Purchase Tickets for Fallingwater’s 22nd Annual Twilight Tour

Experience a unique evening at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater, during Twilight Tour on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Not only will you tour the house at twilight, you will also enjoy a gourmet picnic and live music. Purchase your tickets today.
New EYE Con Summer Camp at Raccoon Creek State Park

High school students interested in science and the outdoors have the opportunity to attend our EYE Con science camp at Raccoon Creek State Park from Aug. 8-11. Register your high school student for the 2017 camp, which will focus on conservation in a changing climate. Transportation from Moon Township can also be provided.
Lecture Series at Fallingwater through August

Fallingwater kicked off a series of free lectures that will be available through Aug. 31 at the Hillman Education Pavilion, located in the Fallingwater Visitors Center. View a list of upcoming lectures and topics on our website.

Commemorative Frank Lloyd Wright Ball Cap

You can continue celebrating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth all summer long with an exclusive commemorative hat featuring the official 150th anniversary logo. Commissioned by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the hat is made of competition mesh designed to wick moisture away. The hat also features Wright’s iconic signature across the back with the Fallingwater trademark on the left side. Purchase this exclusive commemorative hat today.

July Desktop Background

Long blighted by abandoned mine drainage, the West Branch Susquehanna River has seen considerable improvements thanks to significant efforts by WPC, local groups, and state and federal agencies. The river is known for its vast expanses of forestland surrounding it in the Pennsylvania Wilds. In a continued effort to protect the watershed, WPC protected a 466-acre property in Clinton County in 2014 and transferred it to the Commonwealth to become part of Sproul State Forest and the Bucktail State Park Natural Area. The property connected the natural area to the West Branch Susquehanna River, providing approximately a mile and a half of frontage along the river. Download this month’s desktop background, featuring the West Branch Susquehanna River.
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