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WPC Protects 152 Acres for the State Forest System
Visitors to the Pennsylvania Wilds can enjoy more protected land in state forests, thanks to the Conservancy’s recent protection of two forested properties totaling 152 acres. The lands were immediately conveyed to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, expanding public state forestland, protecting water quality, providing flood mitigation for downstream communities and expanding hiking and fishing opportunities.

An 89-acre property in Summit Township, Potter County with more than 3,000 feet of stream frontage and mature hemlock and hardwood forests was added to Susquehannock State Forest. It includes the confluence of two streams that form First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek, listed by the PA Fish and Boat Commission as one of the best trout fishing streams in the state.

A 63-acre forest in Grove Township, Cameron County, known for stocked trout and bass fishing and habitat for elk and other wildlife, was added to Elk State Forest.

This conservation was made possible thanks to grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation’s Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund and the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed Restoration Grant Program administered by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Green Isn’t Always Good Webinar: Now July 13
Our Green Isn’t Always Good webinar is rescheduled to July 13 at noon, EDT (originally June 16). Invasive plants can look pretty but they crowd out native plants, diminishing food and habitat for native plants, insects and wildlife. Join WPC staff to learn how we control invasives, and about the beneficial native plants you can grow at home.
Get "A Closer Look" at Fallingwater in Livestream Webinars
Get in-depth, exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at Fallingwater during our "A Closer Look" interactive livestream webinars, led by an expert educator. Summer sessions are Wednesdays at 6 p.m., EDT. New offerings include Textiles, Concept v. Construction, Art from Mexico and more. Purchase one or all 10!
Find Books that Connect Children with Nature
We encourage families and educators to help young children celebrate and develop a personal connection with nature. It’s a first step to creating lifelong stewards of the environment! Collaborating with the Allegheny County Library Association, WPC staff review and recommend nature-themed children’s books available through public libraries.

Volunteer: Garden Stewards Urgently Needed
Our 130 community gardens brighten neighborhoods and provide food and habitat for insects and wildlife. We urgently need volunteer garden stewards at Shippenville, Waynesburg and other gardens, plus volunteers to weed all gardens and keep thousands of blooms healthy and vibrant. Contact Lynn at 412-586-2324 or 

WPC Earns Another Charity Navigator Four-star Rating
Download Summer Images for Your Desktop or Virtual Meeting
Common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) thrives in wetlands around Pennsylvania, including at our Bear Run Nature Reserve. The native plant provides nectar for insects and birds like the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) shown here. Download this and other free summer images for desktop and virtual backgrounds!
Fallingwater Museum Store
In the spring of 2019, ceramic artist Christopher Brody was invited to Fallingwater to create a vessel that captured the essence of the site. He found inspiration in Fallingwater’s lush landscape of rhododendron, resulting in this stunning limited-edition vase. Standing 14" tall, the vase features a hand-carved rhododendron leaf and blossom motif in tones of greens and ocher, with an unexpected Fallingwater Red glaze on the rim and interior. Designed exclusively for Fallingwater, the rhododendron vase can be purchased on site or online.
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News from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for July 2021
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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