A $100,000 state grant will help clear vegetation and sediment from an Allegheny County stretch of Turtle Creek and one of its tributaries, helping to safeguard the lives and property of citizens in the watershed.
Two years ago, the neighborhood group Hilltop Alliance asked Abiding Ministries to “adopt” Lot 51, and potentially to garden on it. That led to soil testing by the Allegheny County Conservation District.
Shaler Area High School soon will have a rain garden installed on its property thanks to a $6,793 grant awarded to Girty’s Run Watershed Association from the Allegheny County Conservation District’s Conservation, Leadership and Innovation Program.
Thanks to a $9,500 grant from the Allegheny County Conservation District, Allegheny GoatScape’s herd will remove — as in “eat” — invasive species from public wooded land in the Perry Hilltop neighborhood.
Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) and Allegheny Watershed Alliance (AWA) organized an event to plant native trees and shrubs in North Park on April 27 to improve Pine Creek with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
In recent weeks throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, the colors of some streams have changed, causing concerned neighbors to suspect that upstream gas stations, waste dumps or septic tanks had become sources for pollution.