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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.

Plan Your Spring Adventure! Explore Our Updated Preserves Webpages

Who’s ready to get out in nature? Just in time for you to plan your spring outdoor adventures, we’ve updated our Explore Our Preserves webpages with a user-friendly, searchable format!

Use the filter feature to easily search our preserves by county, activities, parking availability and preserve size, or click on an interactive map to find directions and details. Each preserve’s page includes details such as GPS coordinates, directions and recreational activities.

Our preserves are open to everyone, free of charge. Enjoy birding, hiking, fishing or kayaking? Several WPC preserves feature a wide range of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Find a peaceful natural area with a designated walking trail or a forest brimming with wildlife to observe nature. Or discover a large, rustic wooded preserve for adventures with friends, complete with off-trail hiking and camping sites.

With nearly 14,000 acres of forests, streams, wetlands and open meadows in 16 counties, near cities and towns as well as in rural areas, our nature preserves have something for you!

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Visit Fallingwater During the 60th Tour Season

Fallingwater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reopens March 11 for its 60th tour season!

Explore the house’s intimate relationship with nature with a Guided Architectural Tour, Guided Grounds Walking Tour, Grounds Pass, In-depth Tour, Focus Tour or Family Field Trip.

Enjoy lunch in the Fallingwater Café and browse the Museum Store.

If you aren’t able to visit Fallingwater this season, check out our many virtual options.

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Save the Date: Members’ Day and Annual Meeting Returns to Bear Run

We’re thrilled to again thank our members in person at our Annual Members’ Day and Meeting at Bear Run Nature Reserve, May 6 from 8:30 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. Enjoy a free continental breakfast and purchase a catered buffet lunch, or bring your own. Meet Conservancy staff and learn about the work you support. Registration begins March 15: Watch for your informational postcard. Not a member? Join today!

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Apply for Internships and Jobs

Do you know a college student who would love to have a paid summer internship?

Interns complete hands-on projects relevant to their area of specialization. Fallingwater has opportunities in multimedia, landscape and education; WPC’s watershed conservation program also has internships.  

We have job opportunities, too!

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Volunteer: Plant Trees and Gardens, Care for Land and Fallingwater

Are you a nature enthusiast or someone who wants to see our region thrive? Volunteer with us! 

Care for our nature preserves by maintaining trails or pulling invasive plants, or plant trees to help manage stormwater and provide wildlife habitat.

Bring joy to your community by volunteering to plant or steward one of our 130 flower gardens. Or use your gardening or speaking skills to volunteer at Fallingwater.

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Get Veggie Garden Funds: Apply by March 15

Does your established community vegetable garden in Allegheny County need technical assistance, or funds for items such as fencing, seeds, mulch, tools or other materials? 

Apply through March 15 for Community Garden Sustainability Funds, a grant program in partnership with Grow Pittsburgh. 

Since 2013, we have supported 125+ community gardens with more than $175,000 worth of materials.

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Download Spring Images for Your Desktop or Virtual Backgrounds

Small wetlands that provide food, water and shelter for wildlife, vernal pools are critical breeding habitat for invertebrates such as spotted salamanders, fairy shrimp and wood frogs, such as this one photographed at our Bear Run Nature Reserve in Fayette County. 

In Pennsylvania’s glacial regions, such as at our Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area in Butler County, vernal pools are found in depressions formed through ice melt and erosion. 

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Fallingwater Museum Store: Columbia® Apparel

Shop our wide selection of new Fallingwater apparel by Columbia®, now available in our museum store and online this March! Choose from polos, long-sleeve quarter-zip tops, half-zip and full-zip fleece jackets in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Find your new Fallingwater favorite in our Apparel Collection today!

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Learn More

Register: Fallingwater En Plein Air Class
Apply for Canoe Access Funds by April 21
Attend Fallingwater’s Fayette County Day
Improve Your Knowledge of Invasives

Check Out Fallingwater Institute Programs
Hold a Meeting at The Barn at Fallingwater
Join or Renew Your WPC Membership

Learn How Our Work Benefits Public Lands

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Explore Our Preserves
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