water, land, life
WPC's Monthly eNewsletter

Fallingwater Reopens for 2020 Season

Fallingwater reopens March 7 for its 57th tour season. In 1963, Edgar Kaufmann jr. made the generous philanthropic decision to entrust this iconic house to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, saying, “Such a place cannot be possessed. It is a work of man for man…. By its very intensity, it is a public resource, not a private indulgence.” As we continue to celebrate Fallingwater’s recent UNESCO World Heritage designation, we invite visitors from around the world to experience a place that Kaufmann believed would enrich lives, inspire generations and connect people to nature. Learn more about Fallingwater or book your tour today.

Apply for Treevitalize plantings by March 13

Did you know trees add value to your property and improve air quality in your community? Apply today to receive free trees through TreeVitalize Pittsburgh! Applications are due March 13 for fall plantings.
Save the date for Members’ Day!
Join us for WPC’s Members’ Day and Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barn at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa. Members are invited to bring friends and family to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, explore Bear Run Nature Reserve on scientist-led hikes, learn about WPC’s work and enjoy free tours of Fallingwater. Look for your invitation in the mail this month and RSVP by April 24. Not a member? Join now!
Volunteer to Plant Trees This Spring
We want more trees in our region! Join with your friends and neighbors to plant trees along streets and trails, in parks or in areas where trees need to be replaced. We’ve engaged with more than 13,000 people in planting nearly 30,000 trees in neighborhoods throughout Western Pennsylvania since 2008. Learn more and volunteer with us!
Funding Available to Support Local Veggie Gardens
Are you a member of an existing community vegetable garden in Allegheny County that could use some seeds, compost, tools or technical assistance? Community food gardens managed by schools, community organizations, shelters, religious institutions and individuals can apply by April 1 for material support through WPC’s Community Garden Sustainability Fund in partnership with Grow Pittsburgh.
Summer Science Camp for High School Students
Students entering grades 10-12 are invited to register for Experiencing Your Environment though Conservation (EYE Con), four-day summer camps at Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette Co. or Jennings Environmental Education Center in Butler Co. Participants can earn two college credits through Westminster College while experiencing in-field learning opportunities with professionals.
WPC Again Receives Four-star Rating from Charity Navigator
For the 17th time since 2002, WPC received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. This means you can trust that your donations are used wisely and ethically and are maximized to benefit our region’s water, land and wildlife. View our Charity Navigator profile.

Receive a free Fallingwater Tote Bag with an online purchase of $40 or more.

Our reusable tote bag measures 13” x 12” x 8” and has a bottom stabilizer to prevent collapsing, making it perfect for books, groceries and more. The offer applies to online purchases only and must meet the $40 minimum, excluding tax, shipping fees and gift card purchases. Limit one free tote bag per order! 

Add the Fallingwater Tote Bag to your shopping cart only if you plan on purchasing additional tote bags.

Offer expires March 31, 2020.

March Desktop Background

As visitors walk down the driveway to the main house, Fallingwater reveals itself slowly. Like a sculpture, it must be viewed from all sides to be understood. There is no front or back; every elevation shows another aspect of Frank Lloyd Wright's visionary design. The integration of the house and site is evident in the powerful anchoring of the bedroom terrace to the rock outcropping. Experience Fallingwater in an entirely new way on Saturday, May 2 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Forest to Table Dinner – an intimate culinary experience that is a celebration of time, place and architecture. Learn more and buy tickets today for this unique dining experience! Download this calendar featuring Fallingwater.

Dear Members, Thank You for Your Patience
The Conservancy has converted to new database software to improve our donor service capabilities. We’re working to make this transition as seamless as possible, but if your name, address or any other information is incorrect at any time, please let us know by sending an email to development@paconserve.org or calling 1-866-564-6972.
Learn More and Get Involved

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Phone: 412-288-2777, Email: info@paconserve.org