On Wednesday, October 10, volunteer staff members from Pipitone Group, a local marketing and communications agency based in Observatory Hill, closed its offices for its annual “Volunteer Day” to maintain and beautify Riverview Park. This was the fourth year Pipitone Group partnered with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for the event.
“The whole office has bonded with the park,” said Pipitone Group Principal Chief Creative Officer Jeff Piatt. “We’re doing something good for everyone and we built a real relationship with conservation.”
Forty returning volunteers revisited areas of the park after planting over 1,300 bulbs last year. This year, the team removed vines to restore forest canopy gaps, and set up tree and shrubbery caging to protect the local flora from both predators like deer and according to Gardener for Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Jaci Bruschi, invasive plant species like jetbead.