In the Press

Eco-Volunteers Help Curb Spread of Invasive Plants

October 10, 2020

FEB 22, 2009  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFolks eager to learn about the good, the bad and the ugly in Pennsylvania’s fields, streams and other green spaces can begin today, when the Urban…

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Meg Cheever and the Restoration of Our Fabulous City Parks

October 10, 2020

MAR 18, 2009  Pop CityIt was a dark time for parks nationwide. Once, a century ago, they were the jewels of every city, blessed green spaces amidst bricks and mortar…

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Artist Chosen for Mellon Park Memorial

October 10, 2020

APR 2, 2009  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has chosen a Brooklyn artist from among 89 competitors to create a memorial artwork for Mellon Park’s walled garden as part of…

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Spring Hat Luncheon

October 10, 2020

MAY 4, 2009  Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewWe weren’t in a Run for the Roses, but oh, the first Saturday of our May was blooming with beautiful people during the Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory’s…

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The Spring Hat Luncheon

October 10, 2020

MAY 5, 2009  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSomebody up there likes Meg Cheever. The 11th annual Spring Hat Luncheon went off without a drop of the rain that had been predicted for days,…

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Colorful Circus Tent Will Embrace Children’s Carousel Tea

October 10, 2020

MAY 28, 2009  Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewBen Sota, executive director of the Zany Umbrella Circus, says his new circus tent — a red-and-white, 5,700-square-foot big top — will cause passers-by in Oakland…

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City Web Site Lists Free Summer Activities

October 10, 2020

JUN 1, 2009  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteJust in time for the start of summer, a new city Web site will help residents enjoy the outdoors without breaking their budgets.At a press conference…

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‘Parks Are Free’ Initiative Calls Neighbors to Use Pittsburgh Parks

October 10, 2020

JUN 1, 2009  WPXI.comMayor Luke Ravenstahl launched a multi-media initiative to promote Pittsburgh parks Monday, along with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Allegheny Regional Asset District and UPMC Health Plan.The city has…

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Children’s Carousel Tea Benefits Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

October 10, 2020

JUN 2, 2009  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Children’s Carousel Tea to benefit the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was held Saturday afternoon at the carousel on Schenley Plaza. PNC sponsored the event. Read full article

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Enjoy Art, History and Refreshment with Pittsburgh’s Many Fountains

October 10, 2020

JUL 13, 2009 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review In John Cheever’s classic story “The Swimmer,” a man decides to swim home from a friend’s house via the swimming pools of his neighbors.Consider a swim…

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