Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Managing Invasive Species in Frick Park

October 8, 2020

JULY 20, 2020 BY: ALLEGHENY BIRD CONSERVATION ALLIANCE We’re partnering with Allegheny GoatScape to remove invasive species like bush honeysuckle from Frick Park at Clayton Hill to restore the woodland habitat for…

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Pittsburgh Controller’s Office Issues 24-Year Retrospective Audit of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Contracts and Agreements

October 8, 2020

AUG 6, 2020 BY PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY Audit highlights Conservancy’s Positive Financial Impact, Park Stewardship and Relationship with CityPITTSBURGH –AUGUST 6, 2020 – The City of Pittsburgh today issued a retrospective…

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McKinley Park ‘Chicken Hill’ Green Infrastructure Complete

October 8, 2020

JULY 30, 2020 BY: GAVIN WHITE The last time rain fell on Michigan Street in Beltzhoover, it flowed in a new direction. Now, instead of heading straight for the sewers and contributing…

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‘Upcycled’ Crafts and Nature Art

October 8, 2020

AUGUST 3, 2020 BY: CAROLINE WEISS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN As an Environmental Education Intern with the Parks Conservancy, seasoned babysitter, and former counselor at Heritage Creek Farm Camp, I’ve become quite passionate…

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Connecting to Nature During COVID-19

October 8, 2020

AUGUST 6, 2020 BY: ALANA WENK, PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY The power of parks can’t be underestimated. They are here for us during times of uncertainty when little else is available. They are…

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Launches Backpack Lending Program

October 8, 2020

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 BY: BETH SEIBEL The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is pleased to announce a new program to help make your park visit even more engaging! Park visitors may borrow backpacks full…

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Monitors Needed: Let’s See How Goats Help Birds

October 8, 2020

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 BY KATE ST. JOHN If you’ve been to Frick Park’s Clayton Hill lately you’ve seen a plant blanketing the open area down east of Clayton Hill Loop. Invasive mile-a-minute…

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Coffee Connection + Commonplace Coffee Collaboration

October 8, 2020

OCTOBER 2, 2020 BY: ALANA WENK, PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY  “Lively – wild – woodsy – historic – large – bold!” Have you ever wondered what a park tastes like? Now’s your chance…

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Recognizing Pittsburghers of Color: Conservation and Environmental Justice

October 8, 2020

OCTOBER 7, 2020 BY: MEREDITH BENNETT, PPC INTERN DANIELLE ANDREWS-BROWN  Danielle Andrews-Brown has been a lecturer and the Environmental Studies Program Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh since 2017. She earned…

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Freaky Fungi

October 8, 2020

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 BY: ROBIN ENG, RESTORATION GARDENER When many of us think about soil, we are quick to associate it with little (or big) plants growing up out of its brown earthy…

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