Visit the website of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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.
Explore and Enjoy Nature on Our 41 Preserves
Are you looking for a getaway in nature? Look no further than a Conservancy preserve near you. We have 41 places perfect for walking, hiking, wildlife watching, viewing wildflowers, fishing and more. Dip your toes in the riffle at Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area. Walk on nearly 29 miles of trails at Bear Run Nature Reserve. Launch a kayak at Lake Pleasant Conservation Area or have a family nature walk and scavenger hunt at Toms Run Nature Reserve. 

Each preserve offers something special. Explore some of our more rustic preserves like Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area, which features a 42-acre stand of nearly 150-year-old beech and maple trees, or 490-acre Dutch Hill Forest, with its forested wetland filled with hemlock, pine and white birch trees. Learn about each of our preserves on our 41 Places map.

Conservancy members will soon receive the Summer/Fall issue of Conserve magazine, full of information about the wide range of biodiversity on our preserves and how you can enjoy them. If you’re not a member, become one soon and receive your copy. And please learn more about how to help protect our 41 preserves, where everyone is welcome to enjoy nature.

Whether you’ve visited our preserves or have yet to explore them, we’d love to know more about what you think. Please take our short survey.

Enjoy Our RADical Days Events
Allegheny Regional Asset District funding makes our flower gardens possible in Allegheny County. To show our appreciation to RAD and taxpayers who make RAD funding possible, we’re participating in RADical Days by hosting "Batteries Not Included" Sept. 25, "Help Us Accommodate Those Who Pollinate" Oct. 2 and "Mums the Word" Oct. 8. All events are at 9 a.m., EDT.
Apply for Treevitalize plantings
Volunteer to Put Our Gardens to Bed
Now that fall is near, it’s time to put our community flower gardens to bed. We’ll need volunteers from late September through mid-October to help us remove annuals and debris. If you or your group can volunteer at one or more of our gardens, contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or
Celebrate the Fallingwater Café: Sustainable and Green
In addition to serving delicious food and attaining Green Restaurant Certification, our Fallingwater Café is now designated a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant, due to our planet-friendly, economy-boosting sustainable environmental practices. Waste reduction and responsible sourcing helped us earn this important recognition.  

Building a Canoe Access Site? Get Our Free Guide
As more people get on the region’s water to canoe, kayak and recreate, it’s important that safe, accessible sites are available. We’ve developed a free canoe access development guide for organizations that are considering building an access site. It provides guidance on site selection, permitting, maintenance, promotion and more.
Read Our 2020 Annual Report

Our 2020 Annual Report is online. Read about the extensive work our staff and volunteers accomplished during a unique and challenging year, and celebrate the contributions made by you, our loyal and generous supporters. If you received the print version, please note the correction in the financial statement. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Join Our Team
Do you love history, teaching, architecture or providing great customer service? Fallingwater seeks friendly people to join its education, café, museum store, and custodial teams in Mill Run. And consider joining the WPC team in Harrisburg. We welcome volunteers, too.
Download Images for Your Desktop or Virtual Meeting
The Conservancy’s vibrant, colorful community flower gardens bring unique identity, beauty and charm to communities throughout the region. Enjoy these blooms before the gardens are put to bed for winter. Download this image of the garden in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill area and other free summer images for desktop and virtual backgrounds.  
Fallingwater Museum Store
Launching this fall is our fall & winter collection. The collection captures the joy of the Fallingwater Museum Store – exuberant, engaging, inspirational, inviting and enriching! Each item in the collection has been carefully chosen for its quality, design, affordability and relevance to the season. We hope you find something that brings you comfort and joy this season!
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News from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for September 2021
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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