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.

Our Watershed Team Receives National Award

The Conservancy’s decades-long work to improve water quality in the Allegheny National Forest, including in-stream restoration, dam removals and riparian plantings, garnered our Watershed Conservation program a national award!

Three of our team members – Watershed Manager Kylie Maland, Watershed Project Manager Luke Bobnar and Senior Director of Aquatic Sciences Eric Chapman – accepted the U.S. Forest Service’s Partnership Award on behalf of the Conservancy’s longstanding watershed work in the ANF and the Allegheny Watershed Improvement Needs (WINs) Coalition. They accepted the award at the National Rise to the Future Award ceremony in June in Washington, D.C.

The ANF staff nominated the Conservancy for the award, noting that WPC has been one of ANF’s strongest watershed restoration allies for nearly 20 years.

In the ANF we have installed in-stream restoration projects to mitigate flood risks, slow erosion and improve floodplain connectivity. We have planted riparian trees, conducted aquatic surveys, and removed dams and replaced culverts in the forest to improve aquatic diversity and health, and water quality. Also, we’ve improved watersheds and aquatic communities in the forest through large woody material restoration. 

This important work is accomplished thanks to the dedication, collaboration and hard work of many partners, landowners, volunteers and staff, and the support of our members.

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Experience Fallingwater through Fallingwater Institute Sessions

When Edgar Kaufmann jr. entrusted Fallingwater to the Conservancy in 1963, he hoped visitors would not only experience great architecture, but also gain a deeper experience of art, design and nature. 

Whether you’re an artist or a student, scholar, teacher, engineer, designer or other professional, Fallingwater Institute has an immersive program for you. There are still openings this fall for Insight/Onsite for Design Professionals.

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Invasives Sleuths: Join Scavenger Hunt, Webinars

Help track invasive species such barberry, Hemlock woolly adelgid, mystery snail and more during the PA Invasives Scavenger Hunt in August. Photograph invasives and upload to iMapInvasives to help scientists track problem areas so they can create a control plan. Watch this webinar to join the Scavenger Hunt. 

Also, learn about the relationship between ticks and invasive plants in a free webinar, "Do Invasive Plants Have You Tick'd Off?," August 23 at 10 a.m.

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Care for a Garden or Preserve, Volunteer at Fallingwater

The flowers in our community gardens are at their peak summer color and supporting pollinators, while lush tree canopies on our preserves are providing food and shelter for wildlife. 

And Fallingwater is celebrating its 60th year of welcoming visitors from around the world. 

Consider volunteering to steward a garden, steward a preserve or use your skills at Fallingwater in a variety of ways.

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Shade Your Neighborhood: Get Trees in Spring 2024

Did you know one tree can capture 48 pounds of carbon dioxide annually? 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 2024 tree plantings. 

To begin the application process, please review this webpage, and email Alicia Wehrle or call her at 412-586-2386 through Oct. 9.

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Download Summer Images

Excursions to Lake Erie are a summer tradition for many Western Pennsylvania residents. If you’re exploring the Erie area before summer ends, take an afternoon to visit the undeveloped western portion of the coast, a focal area of the Conservancy’s conservation efforts that led to the establishment of Erie Bluffs State Park. 

Characterized by dramatic bluffs rising above the shore, this special landscape harbors a great variety of wildlife and several rare plants. Download this and other summer images for your virtual and desktop backgrounds.

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Fallingwater Museum Store: 2024 Calendar

We are excited to launch Fallingwater’s 2024 Calendar, featuring all new images by photographer Dave Bryce. Bryce’s calm approach and keen eye for detail are evident in each month’s photograph, which are not only beautiful, but also tell a story. 

If you are seeking daily inspiration and a sense of serenity, then this exquisite calendar is for you. It is only available through the Fallingwater Museum Store.

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