Healthy Yards, Healthy Watersheds
A healthy watershed starts at home.
If you live within walking distance of Schenley Park, chances are good that you live in the Panther Hollow Watershed. Historically when it rained in your neighborhood, the storm water that fell on your house, yard, and street made its way to the park, Panther Hollow Lake, and the Monongahela River. However, because the Panther Hollow stream was piped many years ago, the water now rushes right to the Mon, bypassing Schenley Park. The park needs the water, but slowly!
It’s a big area, and keeping it healthy is a big job. The Parks Conservancy is helping to educate residents on how they can help with a series of workshops.
Our workshops have completed for the season, but be sure to check our calender for upcoming events!
Sign-up for our spring 2013 Volunteer Days and help plant over 600 trees.
Check out our 2013 Urban EcoSteward training dates and sign up today!
Stay up-to-date with our current projects on our blog.
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!