Walks in the Woods
Healthy Air Walks
Join the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) on an educational hike focusing on both the parks’ impact as well as how parks are impacted by pollution and air quality. We will also look at the effect of air pollutants on people who are using the parks to exercise/recreate. A docent from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will also be on hand to provide some information on the ecological and cultural history of the parks.
Snacks will be provided. Register at ventureoutdoors.org or contact Christine at GASP for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-924-0604. Please note there is a fee associated with the walks.
Frick Park – Frick Clay Tennis Courts (Braddock Ave.)
Sunday, October 7th
1:00PM – 4:00PM
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Info for Volunteers
What to bring: Long pants, closed-toe shoes with good tread, all-weather clothing, a reusable water bottle (if you have one).
What will be provided: All necessary tools, gloves, materials, snacks, and instruction.
What to expect: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy volunteer work days are typically 4 hours long, rain or shine, and involve some type of ecological restoration work such as planting trees or wildflowers, controlling erosion, building trails, managing invasive species, or cleaning up dumpsites. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about safety and technique, provide you with tools and materials, and help you make a difference in our amazing parks. Expect to have fun, meet people who love the outdoors, and get dirty!