Green Infrastructure Gaining Ground in Schenley Park

AUG 22, 2014 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Green infrastructure isn’t taking Pittsburgh by storm yet, but it is gaining momentum and ground — most recently, six acres in Schenley Park, which includes the sloping lawn between Beacon and Bartlett streets near Panther Hollow Road.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy initiated a project to turn that lawn into a rain-absorbing meadow, with huge French drains above it as the first line of defense in sequestering run-off.

At a news conference at the Bartlett Street picnic grove Thursday morning, Meg Cheever, CEO of the conservancy, said the meadow will soak up 600,000 gallons of water each year. Read full article