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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

Century-Old Trees and Natural Area Further Protected

Our Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area now has further protection from future oil and gas development thanks to the acquisition of the subsurface rights at this Crawford County natural area last month. The Conservancy first protected the 107-acre natural area in 1976, and added 18 acres to reserve earlier this year. The area also contains a 40-acre stand of old-growth beech-sugar maple forest, thought to be the last remaining mature stand in Western Pennsylvania. Read more about Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area.

Grants From Dominion, WPC Available For Watershed Restoration Projects

The Conservancy and Dominion Energy are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Watershed Mini Grant Program. Dominion’s funding supports water quality monitoring, watershed restoration and outreach projects in 28 counties in Western Pennsylvania. Applications are available online through Dec. 29.
Mark Your Calendar for #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28

Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Join your friends and neighbors, and give to WPC during this day of supporting charitable causes.
Volunteers Needed for Fall Tree Plantings

Get your hands dirty at a volunteer tree-planting event! We are hosting seven tree plantings through TreeVitalize Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Redbud Project this month. Register for an upcoming tree planting.
Redbud Seedling Giveaways Continue This Month

Receive a free redbud tree seedling to plant in your own back yard (while supplies last) at an upcoming Pittsburgh Redbud Project tree planting. View upcoming tree giveaway dates and planting instructions.
Free Materials Available to Make Your Windows Safer for Birds

In the U.S., nearly one billion birds die each year from colliding into windows. So, the Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance, of which WPC is a partner, is offering free materials to make your windows safer for birds, including tape or corded curtains. Contact the Carnegie Museum of Natural History at webbm@carnegiemnh.org or 412-622-5591 to receive your free materials.

Limited-Edition Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Watch by Bulova Available

Honoring the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth, Bulova created this numbered-edition timepiece, with only 500 pieces available in the series. The stainless steel watch features wood accents and an espresso brown leather strap. The watch’s intricate pattern is inspired by a rug designed by Wright for the Hoffman House in Rye, NY. Purchase this limited-edition piece today from Fallingwater’s Museum Store.

November Desktop Background

The Allegheny River meanders and stretches across 325 miles in Pennsylvania and part of New York. An 87-mile section of the river is even designated a National Wild and Scenic River. The watershed’s significance also extends to natural communities, supporting more than 80 occurrences of globally rare plants and animals. WPC has protected nearly 100,000 acres in the Allegheny River watershed including its tributaries and 20,000 acres of islands, shorelines and valleys. Download this month’s desktop calendar featuring Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2017– the Allegheny River.
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