Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Bringing Communities Together through a Love of Nature

September 13, 2023

A child holds birdfeeders during a Hilltop Family Day A child rides the PNC Carousel at Schenley Plaza during the Hazelwood Family Center Visit Children look at a tarantula during…

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Look Up! Fall Bird Migration is Upon Us  

August 22, 2023

Photography featured in this blog is by Zachary Raymond Vaughan. Scroll through the gallery to see birds native to the area or birds that pass through during migration.   THE…

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S&B USA Teaches Young Naturalists About Mitigating Climate Change Through Green Infrastructure

July 24, 2023

Grant Ervin, Director of Environmental, Social, Governance, and Innovation at S&B USA, recently talked with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s 2023 cohort of Young Naturalists program participants about climate action planning…

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Celebrating how all abilities interact with nature in Pittsburgh’s Parks

July 17, 2023

Celebrating how all abilities interact with nature in Pittsburgh’s Parks   Did you know that July 26 is National Disability Independence Day? We are thrilled to celebrate this special day at…

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Partnering with Pollinators 

June 1, 2023

Partnering with Pollinators  By Robin Eng, PPC Ecological Projects Manager  It’s pollinator week! Here at the PPC, we make a lot of land-care decisions with the intent of supporting native…

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Net Zero Building is a Global Model for Sustainability and Picture Perfect Backdrop for Special Events

April 19, 2023

The Frick Environmental Center, one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. This year, as we honor the planet during Earth Month and Earth Day, it’s normal to feel climate anxiety,…

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March 14, 2023

PITTSBURGH – March 14, 2023 –Thanks to a generous grant from Duquesne Light Company (DLC), the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy – in collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh, community organizations, and…

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Provider Spotlight: Park Prescriptions (Parks Rx)

March 2, 2023

Lilly Saitz, Community Health and Prevention Coordinator with UPMC When we think of prescriptions, we often think of pill bottles and pharmacies, but did you know that a prescription can…

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Saul Wells lets his love for his community shine in his role as Senior Manager of Visitor Experience

February 17, 2023
Saul holds a tarantula

Saul shows a guest a tarantula If Saul Wells, Senior Manager of Visitor Experience, isn’t sharing his love of video games with park goers he is out in the parks,…

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How a Donation to Pittsburgh’s Parks Turned into a Meaningful Wedding Present

October 26, 2022

We recently sat down with Layla Banihashemi to discuss a Schenley Plaza brick donated in honor of her and her husband. Q: Tell us the story of how you received…

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