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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.
Get our Earth-friendly tips
Happy Earth Month!
April is packed with opportunities to nurture and protect the environment. April 22 is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Join us for a webinar highlighting the five-year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Redbud Project and celebrating the restoration and beauty of the city’s riverfronts and greenspaces. Arbor Day is April 30, and we encourage you to plant trees in your community. Trees provide numerous benefits including oxygen, shade, and habitat and food for wildlife.
     Earth Week, April 19-24, coincides with National Environmental Education Week. The Conservancy’s work supports educators and parents who bring the wonder of the natural world to children, encouraging them to think creatively and explore nature and the environment.
     Community members are invited to volunteer with us, safely masked and socially distanced, by maintaining trails and properties and registering to plant our gardens.
     Finally, Conservancy staff members offer personal tips for observing Earth Month at home, and remind you to “Make every day Earth Day!” by conserving and nurturing our water, land and wildlife.

Learn about the newest property protected by WPC
Five Years of Redbuds: Join Our April 22 Webinar
Since 2016, partners and volunteers have helped us plant native redbud trees in Pittsburgh so that each spring, thousands of trees burst forth with vibrant blooms. Join us April 22 at 12:30 p.m. for a free webinar celebrating the Pittsburgh Redbud Project and Pittsburgh’s riverfronts and greenspaces.
Volunteer in a garden
Bring Joy to Your Community: Volunteer at a Garden
Few things say “Happy spring!” like flowers popping up all over the landscape. You can bring joy to your neighborhood by volunteering to plant or maintain one of our 130+ community flower gardens! We also need stewards and groups for several gardens. Can’t volunteer, but still want to help beautify your community? You can sponsor a garden.

Learn why our members matter
Mark your calendar to attend our Virtual Annual Members’ Meeting on May 11 at noon, EDT, as we thank YOU for your support during 2020. WPC President and CEO Tom Saunders will present an overview of our work at the Conservancy and Fallingwater. Staff will provide brief project highlights. Watch for registration information soon.
Get outdoors to see wildflowers
Enjoy Wildflowers on Our Properties
Wildflowers are dotting hillsides and lining streambanks with a variety of textures and busts of color. Welcome spring by seeing wildflowers at Wolf Creek Narrows Nature Reserve, Bear Run Nature Reserve and other WPC properties and the Wildflower Reserve at Raccoon Creek State Park, which WPC helped to protect decades ago.

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Compete in the Breeding Bird Blitz
Birders: Join the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology’s first Breeding Bird Blitz for Conservation and support WPC. Teams will raise funds and compete to identify the most species on one day between June 18 - 21. Funds raised will be split evenly between WPC, Hawk Mountain and the Manada Conservancy to support bird conservation efforts.

Download spring images
Download Spring Images for Your Desktop or Virtual Meeting
We’re offering you several complementary springtime images of WPC’s work and of Fallingwater to display on your computer desktop or virtual meeting background. These beautiful images replace our monthly desktop calendar and provide you with a variety of scenic options. Enjoy new selections each season and download new ones as often as you like!

Purchase note cards today
Fallingwater Museum Store
During April, receive 25% off our exclusive Fallingwater Four Season Note Card Set by Ivan S. Chow, Fallingwater artist-in-residence. The set illustrates the seasonal beauty of Fallingwater during spring, summer, fall and winter. Enter code SPRING to receive this special offer. May not be combined with other discounts. Available now through April 30.

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