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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

Check out Fallingwater.org!

Although preservation is in our nature, we really needed a change: Introducing the new Fallingwater.org. We made the website bigger, easier to navigate and more mobile-responsive. Explore Fallingwater.org to find information on Fallingwater’s tours, educational programming, history, café, collections and much more. Use the new Fallingwater.org to plan your visit to explore one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. Let us know what you think and help us improve Fallingwater.org by completing this survey.

New Community Garden Dedicated in Crawford County

A WPC community flower garden now flourishes in Conneaut Lake business district, thanks to the Conneaut Lake Garden Club and a local couple. Established more than 10 years ago, the garden joins WPC’s 131 other community gardens across the region. Read more about this new garden.
Maintaining Highest Standards in our Land Conservation Work

We’ve continued our commitment to ensure compliance with national quality standards and professional excellence as your regional land conservation organization. Last month, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission renewed WPC’s land trust accreditation after a thorough assessment process. Learn more about what land trust accreditation means for you and Western Pennsylvania.
Register For Fall Members’ Hike at Wolf Rocks and Spruce Flats Bog

Join us for our annual Fall Members’ Hike at Laurel Summit State Park on Sun., Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. Enjoy a one-mile walk around Spruce Flats Bog or a four-mile roundtrip hike to Wolf Rocks in Forbes State Forest. Registration is $5 per person for WPC members and guests, and free for children under 12!
WPC Offers Family Activities and Hikes at McConnells Mill Heritage Festival

Bring the entire family to McConnells Mill State Park on Sat., Sept. 23, for the 25th Annual Heritage Festival! Enjoy nature-focused fun activities for kids and guided family hikes near the gristmill. View a full list of WPC’s activities, hike times and other event information on our website.
Give Back on Sept. 12 During the Washington County Community Foundation’s Day of Giving

Increase your support of the Conservancy by making a special gift on Sept. 12 during the Washington County Community Foundation’s Day of Giving. Donations made to WPC through the Day of Giving will be increased with funds from a $100,000 bonus pool. Make your gift on Sept. 12 by visiting WCCFgives.org.
Volunteers Needed to Prepare Community Gardens for Winter

It's time to say goodbye to our colorful community flower gardens for this year. Help prepare the garden beds for winter by removing annual plants and debris. View a full list of gardens in need of volunteer assistance, or contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or lolzak@paconserve.org.

2018 Fallingwater Calendar Now Available

Ring in the new year with the limited edition 2018 Fallingwater Calendar. The calendar highlights the Kaufmann’s collection of paintings and prints, many of which still hang inside Fallingwater. Each month features a new piece of artwork, and provides its history and location within the house. Purchase the 2018 Fallingwater calendar online today!

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Large cranberry, pitcher plant, sundew and cotton grass are just a few of the diverse plant species found at Spruce Flats Bog, located just a short walk from Laurel Summit State Park within Forbes State Forest in Westmoreland County. In the early 1900s, this area was home to a lush hemlock forest that lumbermen misidentified as spruce trees, eventually naming this 28-acre bog. By the 1970s, the Conservancy had protected more than 9,500 acres of land in Westmoreland County along the west slope of Laurel Ridge, including 3,000 acres in Forbes State Forest. You can learn more about the geological and ecological history of this unique area during WPC’s Fall Members’ Hike on Sun., Oct. 15. Download this month’s desktop calendar featuring Spruce Flats Bog.
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