Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

The Importance of Environmental Education

February 8, 2021
A child looking at plants through a magnifier.

At the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, we believe in the importance of environmental education. Our team of dedicated and passionate educators understands how critical it is for students to have exposure…

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The wonders of tree seeds

January 22, 2021

Do you ever think about trees and the seed they produce? Homeowners will often clean their gutters and realize they are clogged with Maple ‘helicopters’ which are technically samaras seeds.…

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Love Your Parks Stories: Linda Haddad

January 21, 2021

Because they belong to all of us. I am often overwhelmed with gratitude for our parks. The story of Ms. Frick, who told her father that she wished for him…

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Leading By Example: Lynn Glorieux

January 21, 2021

It’s simple – it’s my calling. I love having a park and living so close to Allegheny Commons Park, so I thought why not help take care of it? My…

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25 Years of Love in the Parks

January 21, 2021
EMMA AND JAMES DAMERON in Mellon Park

Parks are where we create a lifetime of memories and highlight some of life’s greatest joys. And for Karisa and Ryan Hreczkosiej, their first trip to Flagstaff Hill in Schenley…

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Pittsburgh chosen as Reforestation Hub to increase its urban tree cover

January 12, 2021

Pittsburgh will work towards recovering some of its lost tree canopy with a new initiative through Cambium Carbon and the Arbor Day Foundation. In between 2011 and 2015, the city…

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Meet our Best Buds – Winter Edition

January 11, 2021

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Dogwoods (Cornus florida and C. kousa) Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) Magnolias (Magnolia spp.)

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A Letter of Thanks to Nature

January 4, 2021

Dear Nature,You’ve always been talked about as being important. But 2020? This was your year. Because for all of the times you may have been taken for granted, this was…

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The Gift of Nature

December 28, 2020

Nature. It has been our family’s “release” during this last year. Whether it was getting out on a walk in our neighborhood to escape our own four walls, our kids building forts…

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Sustainable Landcare: Winter Perennials in the Highland Park Entry Garden

December 28, 2020

As the new year approaches and we anticipate changes in 2021, the observant park user may notice something is slightly different in the Highland Park Entry Garden.This year, the Pittsburgh…

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