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may parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. Whether we're planning our largest fundraiser of the year, wildflower-themed events, or volunteer days, we’re committed to making your life better in all the ways healthy, vibrant parks can. Read on to see what's going on in your parks this month!


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you showed unbeleafable support for your park trees in april  

Generous supporters like you made our Arbor Day goal grow skyward with outstretched branches. Over $6,000 was raised through your donations and a generous gift from our friends at Earth Inspired Salads. THANK YOU!


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you have oodles of chances to join us in parks

This month, you can stay out late on a full moon hike; cheer on Pittsburgh Marathon runners; follow the flight of the honey bee; care for trees as a volunteer; and much more. Don't miss the many free, fun events throughout your parks in May.

>> See the full calendar of events here.


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give something unique to someone unique this mother's day

Know someone who is resilient, strongly rooted, and keeps getting better year after year? Give the gift of park daffodils that exemplify all of their colorful qualities this Mother's Day. When you give, we'll send an e-card instantly!

>> Mother's Day is May 14th. Find a gift for someone special here.

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living building challenge clock now running

The Frick Environmental Center aims to be one of only a handful of Living Building Challenge-certified structures in the world. This certification is based in part on one year of recorded net-zero energy usage. The clock for this year of energy usage monitoring started on Earth Day with hundreds of park revelers.

>> Read more about the building and the Challenge here.

happening in may

Buzzword Free Family Event: Perform & Play | May 4, 11, 18 & 25

Ramp Crawl 2017May 5

PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat LuncheonMay 6

Pittsburgh Marathon Cheer PartyMay 7

Full Moon Hike | May 11

International Migratory Bird Day | May 13

Kids' Day in Schenley Plaza | May 14

Remake Learning Days: Explore Your Watershed | May 16

Frick Environmental Center Guided Tour | May 18

Pennsylvania's Wild Resources SymposiumMay 20

Story Hike: Flight of the Honey Bee | May 21

Bird and Nature Walk | May 21

Volunteer season is in full swing! Join us for regularly scheduled volunteer events throughout the parks all month long.


parks in the news

Let's Talk About Parks: Can A Building Really Breathe? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Legacy Made: Celebrating Parks Conservancy Founding President, CEO Meg Cheever | Parks Blog

Seniors: It's Time To Get Outside And Move | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You Showed Overwhelming Support For Pittsburgh's Oldest Park | Parks Blog

The Hills Are Alive ... With Mountain Climbing Trash Pickers | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Head Meg Cheever Poised To Retire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kidsburgh: Celebrate Earth Day At Free Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Events | NEXTpittsburgh

Support Pittsburgh City Parks | WTAE

Weekend Filled With Earth Day Celebrations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Environmental Education Grants Awarded To Benefit Students | Public Now

New Frick Environmental Center Hosts Earth Day Events | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Earth Needs Its Day: Celebrating Earth Day In Pittsburgh's Parks | Parks Blog

Park System Is ‘Key Part Of A Great City,’ Says Outgoing Conservancy CEO | WESA

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