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We are a member-based nonprofit dedicated to protecting and restoring the region’s waters, forests, natural areas and wildlife, planting community trees, gardens and greenspaces, and caring for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

Help Nature Thrive During Earth Month, All Year

During April, we recognize Earth Day, Arbor Day and Volunteer Appreciation Month. At the heart of all of this is you, our members and volunteers. You are an important part of the year-round work to green communities and conserve our region’s wildlife, water, plants and ecosystems! Meet a few of our more than 7,000 dedicated volunteers who help us do this work.

Finding inspiration is easy! You, your family and friends can help nature thrive right in our backyard through volunteering. Invite a friend to join you to plant trees that help manage stormwater and provide wildlife habitat, or plant or steward a community flower garden. Care for preserves by maintaining trails or pulling invasive plants. Or use your gardening or speaking skills to volunteer at Fallingwater. 

View free webinars on planting gardens and trees, caring for wildlife and much more. Click the button below to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities. And share this eNewsletter with someone who wants to be part of this important movement!  

As we observe Earth Month, we reflect on the challenges facing nature. In this recent issue of Conserve Magazine, learn about our efforts to address the effects of climate change in our region and how you can help.

Thank you for all you do to make Western Pennsylvania a wonderful place to work and live, during Earth Month and all year long.

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It’s Redbud Season: You’ll Soon be Seeing Pink!

Bike or stroll in and around downtown Pittsburgh later this month and enjoy eye-popping splashes of pink blossoms, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Redbud Project. Since 2016, partners and volunteers have helped plant native redbud trees. Check out this map. Celebrate by downloading free images of redbuds at iconic locations around Pittsburgh, such as this view from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail on the North Shore!
Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and share your own photos using #PGHRedbuds.

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Attend Members’ Day and Annual Meeting May 6

You make our work possible…now we want to thank you! Our Annual Members’ Day and Meeting is at Bear Run Nature Reserve, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Join us at The Barn at Fallingwater for naturalist-led hikes, information sessions, children’s activities and free tours of Fallingwater. Meet Conservancy staff and learn about the work you make happen. Enjoy a free continental breakfast and purchase a catered buffet lunch, or bring your own. Not a member? Join today!

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Join Our Elk Creek Webinar April 18

Join us during Earth Week for a free webinar, “Helping Elk Creek Thrive: Our Decades-Long Commitment to a Local Treasure,” April 18 at noon. To help keep this important ecosystem of floodplain forest, wildlife and waterways thriving, we stabilized streambanks and enhanced habitat to help prevent erosion and improve water quality. 

Get an insider’s perspective of our longstanding commitment to help sustain one of the most popular steelhead fishing destinations in our region.

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See “Sacred Spaces” at Fallingwater

The “Sacred Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright and Andrew Pielage” exhibition features photographs taken by Andrew Pielage over his decade-long project to document Wright’s work. On display in Fallingwater’s Speyer Gallery through June 10, it juxtaposes traditional places of worship with iconic Wright buildings, allowing for comparison between reverence for a higher power and  awe of our natural surroundings. Admission is included with Fallingwater tours. Or, take an on-site photography workshop with Andrew Pielage.

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Green Your Community: Apply for Fall Tree Plantings Through April 14

Did you know that shade trees in business districts can increase business by 11%? And that a tree planted near a house increases property value by 9%? Discover the benefits of trees, then apply to have trees planted through TreeVitalize Pittsburgh in your Allegheny County community this fall! 

Contact Alicia Wehrle at or 412-586-2386 through April 14 to begin the application process.

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Apply for Canoe Access Funds Through April 21: Deadline is Quickly Approaching!

Help water enthusiasts access a local river or stream! Your organization can receive up to $5,000 to build or improve a canoe access site in your community, and get technical assistance. Apply through April 21. 

Recent awardees include Loyalhanna Watershed Association, South Fayette Township and West Wheatfield Township. 

And download our free Canoe Access Development Guide full of resources and planning considerations.

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Fallingwater Museum Store: Our Frank Lloyd Wright Favorites

This month we are celebrating spring by offering a 15% discount on some of our favorite Frank Lloyd Wright items. Choose from accessories, books, glassware, puzzles and more. This sale is online only and runs through Sunday, April 29. Inspire your inner architect, designer or child and shop the sale today!

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Learn More

Get Ideas to Make Every Day Earth Day
Enjoy Spring Wildflowers 
Join Our Team: We’re Hiring
Visit Improved “Explore Our Preserves” Webpages
Discover Fallingwater Institute
Find Seasonal Tree Care Tips
Hold a Meeting at The Barn at Fallingwater
Learn the Benefits of Riparian Plantings

Get Involved

Get Virtual Desktop Backgrounds
Explore Our Preserves
Volunteer with Us
Conserve Your Land
Visit Fallingwater
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