Training Dates and Events
Join us for our 2013 Urban EcoSteward training events to learn more about how to take care of our parks. All events are free and open to the public. Please register using the form below or by contacting our education department at 412-682-7275 x232 or email@example.com.
Sat. January 26, 10AM-1PM
Schenley Park Visitor's Center, 101 Panther Hollow Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Thanks for all of your hard work in 2012! Lunch is on us as we review our successes, look to 2013 and go on a winter hike through Schenley Park.
Crew Leader Training
Sat. February 9, 9AM-12PM
REI, Southside Location, 412 S. 27th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Learn best practices for leading volunteer crews of 5-15 people, then sign-up and use your experience to help our organizations on volunteer days.
Sat. March 9, 9AM-12PM
Schenley Park Visitor Center (Change in Location)
Learn how the geology of Pittsburgh’s hillsides make erosion a regional problem and practice techniques you can use to prevent gullies and landslides on your site. John Buck will be on hand to explain the science behind landslides and erosion, and lead a hike to see examples and what we can do to help prevent them. There's free parking at Anderson Playground around the corner from the Schenley Park Visitor Center.
Sun. April 14, 10AM-1PM
Frick Park, Lower Frick Parking Lot, Lancaster St. Regent Square
Learn how and when to effectively identify and remove common invasive plants in the spring and hear tips to differentiate them from their native lookalikes.
Wildflower Walk & Campfire
Thu. May 9, 6PM-8PM
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Join us for a hike through Frick Park to identify our region’s spring wildflowers. Afterward, enjoy a hot dog and marshmallow roast around the campfire.
Sat. June 8, 10AM-1PM
Steel City Rowing Club, 101 Arch St., Verona, PA 15147
Join us for food and fellowship as we kayak around Sycamore Island and learn how to identify native trees and shrubs.
Acid Mine Drainage
Sat. July 27, 6PM-8PM
Wingfield Pines, 1541 Mayview Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA 15147
Acid mine drainage resulting from Pittsburgh’s legacy of coal and steel production can drastically impact the pH of soil and waterways. Learn what we can do to help.
Thu. Sept. 12, 6PM-8PM
Emerald View Park, Location TBD
Learn how and when to effectively identify and remove common invasive plants in the fall and hear tips to differentiate them from their native lookalikes.
Native Plant Propagation
Sat. Oct. 12, 9AM-12PM
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Learn how to collect and grow native trees, shrubs and wildflowers from seed or cuttings to replant and repopulate your EcoSteward site.
Sat. Nov. 2, 10AM-12PM
Emerald View Park, Olympia Entrance, Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington
Learn how you can properly select, plant and protect trees and shrubs for long term success on your site. EcoStewards are eligible to receive a FREE tree.