PITTSBURGH (Sept. 2, 2019) -- The Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) and Allegheny Watershed Alliance (AWA) will plant more than 800 native trees and shrubs this fall at three locations in Allegheny County.

Multiple volunteer plantings will create five acres of riparian buffer to improve air and water quality, reduce the impacts of flooding, provide wildlife habitat and improve instream conditions.

The services provided by these buffers will carry downstream and contribute to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s goal of planting 95,000 acres of forested buffers by 2025.

WHEN: Sept. 14 - Oct. 19, 2019

WHERE: Three locations across Allegheny County (see schedule below)

WHO: Support provided by PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Association of Conservation Districts, Allegheny County Parks Department, McDonald Borough, North Fayette Township and Crafton Borough

Below is a schedule of volunteer tree planting events.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
North Fayette Municipal Building
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Heritage Park
McDonald Borough
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 and Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Round Hill County Park

About Allegheny County Conservation District: ACCD, an urban conservation district, provides specific programming aimed at improving Allegheny County’s natural resources and reducing non-point source pollution through technical assistance, resources, leadership and enforcement.

For more information on tree planting events, contact Rebecca Zeyzus at the Allegheny County Conservation District office: 412.291.8006,

Please Contact: Emma Grubbs
Communications Coordinator