Urban EcoSteward Program
Urban EcoStewards give back to their communities by adopting a specific section of park land that they agree to maintain. Stewards receive training from Parks Conservancy staff and other program partners and visit their site throughout the year to remove invasive species, plant native flora, slow erosion, and clean up trash. EcoStewards report to a coordinator, who will accompany them on at least one site visit per year to determine maintenance needs.
The Urban EcoSteward program is a partnership of:
Allegheny Cleanways - Engaging and empowering residents to eliminate illegal dumping in their community.
Allegheny Land Trust - Helping local people save local land.
Frick Environmental Center - Providing programs about the park's habitats and ecology.
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation - Developing and implementing strategic plans for multi-level improvements to the neighborhoods.
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association - Offering a variety of innovative urban ecology projects designed to directly involve the community in helping to improve the health of the watershed.
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy - Improving quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with the City.
If you want to get involved, please contact our education department at 412-682-7275 x232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about our High School Urban EcoSteward program.
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