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Riparian Buffer Planting in McDonald
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Riparian Buffer Planting in McDonald

Join the AWA, ACCD, the Lower Chartiers Watershed Association, and the Chartiers Watershed Municipal Alliance for a riparian buffer planting at the North Fayette Municipal Building.

Riparian buffers are essential! They improve water and air quality, provide habitat and food for fish and wildlife, reducing the impacts of flooding, and add value to properties.

Bring a reusable water bottle and please wear closed- toe shoes.

Contact Rebecca for any questions-

rebecca@awapa.org

412.291.8006

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Wood Duck Nesting Box Workshop
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Wood Duck Nesting Box Workshop

Join the Millvale Tool Library and Girty's Run Watershed Association in learning how to make wooden nesting boxes! The boxes made in this class will be installed at Friends of Latodami to provide nesting sites for the ducks that live there. We'll be working with a variety of electric saws, and this workshop is not suitable for people under 18 years old. Please RSVP so we can get enough supplies for everyone!

About Wood Duck Nesting Boxes
(Source: https://www.ducks.org/conservation/waterfowl-research-science/wood-duck-boxes)

"Wood duck females typically build their nests in tree cavities near wetlands. When a prospective cavity is found, a hen wood duck will land in the tree and carefully inspect the site for a variety of characteristics, including size, shape and security from predators and the elements. In many areas, wood ducks have difficulty finding suitable natural nesting sites. Wood duck boxes provide a man-made alternative, where hens can nest in relative safety from predators. The deployment of large numbers of nesting boxes can be used to help increase local or regional populations of wood ducks in areas where natural cavities are limited."

This workshop is made possible through support from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

About the Millvale Tool Library:

The Maria Mongelluzzo Tool Library is a countywide resource provided by the Millvale Community Library. It is a collection of hand and power tools, ladders, and more that can be checked out for one week at a time for free.

About Girty's Run Watershed Association:

Girty's Run Watershed Association is dedicated to promoting a just and healthy watershed system through advocacy, education, and conservation..We envision a healthy watershed where improvements in stormwater management and water quality highlight Girty's Run as an asset to communities and ensures resident quality of life in addition to vitality of the native ecosystem.

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Tree Planting in North Fayette
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Tree Planting in North Fayette

  • North Fayette Municipal Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the AWA, ACCD, the Lower Chartiers Watershed Association, and the Chartiers Watershed Municipal Alliance for a riparian buffer planting at the North Fayette Municipal Building.

Riparian buffers are essential! They improve water and air quality, provide habitat and food for fish and wildlife, reducing the impacts of flooding, and add value to properties.

Bring a reusable water bottle and please wear closed- toe shoes.

Contact Rebecca for any questions-

rebecca@awapa.org

412.291.8006

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Water Talk: Mapping and Mochas
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Water Talk: Mapping and Mochas

Do you love Maps? Wonder how you can engage more with your watershed and fellow residents? If so, please join NMRWA for their next quarterly Water Talk, Mapping and Mochas.

We will share with you all the ways Nine Mile Run has been using maps to restore and protect the watershed ecosystem.

Swissvale residents, CivicMapper, will show show off the tool they created for our Watershed Hydrology Study. NMRWA is excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for this event and they will be hosting us at the Frick Environmental Center.

Refreshing iced mochas will be provided. 

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Sharpsburg River Festival
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Sharpsburg River Festival

While Sharpsburg has a long history of dealing with the challenges of stormwater management/flooding and improving our green infrastructure is critical, we want to also celebrate the incredible recreation, environmental, and community connection opportunities we have living right on the Allegheny River.

Join on Saturday, August 10, from 1-5 p.m. down at James Sharp Landing (off of Main + 13th Street) for the Sharpsburg River Festival, a celebration of Sharpsburg's relationship with water.

Food vendors on site as well as live music, games, activities, information on water resources available for local folks, and more! All are welcome at this free event.

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Lower Chartiers Watershed Association Brewery Meetup
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Lower Chartiers Watershed Association Brewery Meetup

You're invited to meet up with other Lower Chartiers Watershed volunteers and supporters at an informal social at Insurrection Ale Works in Heidelberg on Wednesday, July 17th. Hear about what's happening on the creek (including abandoned mine drainage research, outreach events, cleanups and even an upcoming field trip in the watershed.) Should be a fun night to mix and mingle! Hope to see you there!

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Knotweed Therapy with Hollow Oak Land Trust
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Knotweed Therapy with Hollow Oak Land Trust

  • 100 Oak Moss Dr Coraopolis, PA, 15108 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tough day at the office? Come get some stress relief knocking out knotweed at Hollow Oak Land Trust’s Forestbrooke Conservation Area in North Fayette township. 

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is an invasive species and clearing it out is essential to protecting the recently planted trees and shrubs that will help to enhance and restore the site.


Meet at the bottom of Oak Moss Drive off of Cliff Mine Road. Boots recommended; tools, gloves and refreshments provided. Any questions please contact jeff@hollowoak.org or rebecca@awapa.org

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Big Sewickley Creek Community Meeting
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

Big Sewickley Creek Community Meeting

Join the Allegheny Land Trust for a night of discussion and status surrounding the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Conservation & Stewardship Plan.

The purpose of this plan is to provide a better public understanding of the watershed’s natural and cultural assets, threats to water quality and property due to flooding, conflicting interests and resolutions to those conflicts, and opportunities to maintain the watershed as a beautiful and healthy place to reside and recreate.

During this public meeting, we will:
• Introduce & provide an update on the project, and outline what happens next
• Get a better understanding of the functions of a watershed
• Collect your ideas for the specific elements to be included in the plan
• Understand ways you can impact, protect, and improve your community’s water quality

Your input, awareness, and support are important to us. We hope you'll join us to help improve the community for all.

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Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Festival
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Festival

Celebrate the vitality and safe-keeping of watersheds with the Allegheny Land Trust at thefirst watershed festival! Attendees can visit the variety of educational, hands-on activities around water, water quality, and human impacts and solutions at the festival. The festival is in support of a new planning project for the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed.

Attendees can also learn what is being done to protect, maintain, and improve watersheds in the region from local nonprofits and businesses at the festival. Get a better understanding of the functions of watersheds and ways you can impact, protect, and improve your community’s water quality while enjoying food truck snacks!

Great for families and adults. Scouts and other community groups are encouraged to attend and make connections with those helping to improve our watershed. The first 100 children will receive a Water Explore Pack valued at $50!

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Edgewood Memorial Park Planting with NMRWA
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Edgewood Memorial Park Planting with NMRWA

Join the Edgewood Shade Tree Committee and Nine Mile Run as we plant several new trees, shrubs, and perennials in Edgewood’s Memorial Park at the Corner of Race St. and Swissvale Ave.

A number of large trees were removed in the past few years, and there are opportunities to retain more stormwater on-site. Plants will be pre-placed, tools and safety equipment will be provided, and light refreshments will be available as well.

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Walk & Draw with a Plant Ecologist, Girty's Run Watershed Assoc
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Walk & Draw with a Plant Ecologist, Girty's Run Watershed Assoc

Walk and draw with a plant ecologist!

Join Girty's Run Watershed Association to learn about plants along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail with Mason Heberling, a plant ecologist and Assistant Curator of Botany at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, while you create your own comic book with Pittsburgh Comics Salon.

We'll meet at the Pavillion in Millvale's Riverfront Park at 10am, and walk from there along the trail for about an hour. We'll return back to the Pavillion to finish the comic books and enjoy a light vegetarian lunch. Drawing materials and lunch provided for this family-friendly, all ages event.

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Tree Planting: Little Sewickley Creek, Tree PGH
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Tree Planting: Little Sewickley Creek, Tree PGH

Tree Pittsburgh and QVRA is asking for volunteers help to plant!  Following last year's successful planting of 1,000 trees on Earth Day, they are at it once again this year to plant the 2nd group of 1,000 trees.  Tree Pittsburgh will be working alongside the Quaker Valley Recreation Association to accomplish this planting goal.  Contact and registration information at http://www.treepittsburgh.org/event/arbor-day-plant-1000-trees/ 

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Girty's Run Watershed Assoc. Stream Cleanup
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Girty's Run Watershed Assoc. Stream Cleanup

Help GRWA clean up up their Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) adopted highway! Girty's Run follows Evergreen Street in Millvale, and we can help keep litter out of the stream!

The route is from Ohio Street to Seavey Road, about 2 miles there and back. Please wear closed-toe shoes for your safety; bags, vests, and gloves provided!

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Tree Planting at North Park
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Tree Planting at North Park

Join us with our partners- Allegheny County Conservation District, Allegheny Parks Department, North Area Environmental Council, Friends of North Park, Borough of Etna, Richland and Ohio Townships- for a streamside planting at North Park.

Every native tree and shrub helps to make a difference in water quality, wildlife habitat, and many other benefits that will carry downstream.

Please wear closed- toe shoes and bring a reusable water bottle!

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Wilkinsburg Arbor Day Planting with NMRWA
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Wilkinsburg Arbor Day Planting with NMRWA

  • Corner of Savannah Ave and Overton Street (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association as they work with the Wilkinsburg Shade Tree Advisory Committee to plant three trees on Savannah Ave. from 4pm-5:30pm on Thursday, April 25th.

In recent years three trees were removed on the 1000 block of Savannah, and these trees will begin to restore canopy there. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Meet at the corner of Savannah Ave. and Overton St. at 4pm.

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Spring Cleanup with NMRWA
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Cleanup with NMRWA

Every rain, stormwater from around the watershed enters the stream, and with it, trash that litters the neighborhoods. Come celebrate Earth Day with Nine Mile Run Watershed Association at their Annual Spring Stream Sweep. Dress for the weather, and if you have waterproof boots, please wear them.

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Little Sewickley Creek Trout Stocking
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Little Sewickley Creek Trout Stocking

The Sewickley Valley Conservation Association needs helpers to get the trout off the stocking truck and placed into the creek.  Meet at Walker Park Shelter #2 at 4pm.  This is about 1.5 hours long process. Please bring your own CLEAN 5 gallon bucket to help unload trout from the stocking truck and get them into the creek.  Family friendly for all ages.  Bring the kids!

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Water Quality Monitoring Workshop
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Water Quality Monitoring Workshop

  • Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about water quality and learn how to test it in the field. What is a watershed? How can I make a difference? How do I get involved? Join us alongside the Allegheny County Conservation District and the Lower Chartiers Watershed Association at the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center.

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Lower Chartiers Watershed Association Launch Party
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Lower Chartiers Watershed Association Launch Party

You’re invited to celebrate the official launch of the Lower Chartiers Watershed Association on Thursday, March 7th from 6:30 - 8:30PM at the Abandoned Pittsburgh gallery in Carnegie, PA. Meet other volunteers, check out our achievements, answer fun trivia questions, and participate in the festivities!

We look forward to meeting with interested community members, municipal leaders, and new and existing volunteers. We'll be describing our mission of improving the quality of the Lower Chartiers Creek and its watershed in Allegheny County as well as sharing our goals and event plans for 2019. The LCWA will be recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of our volunteers for their great work in 2018!

Please RSVP by March 1st using the Get Ticket link shown above or at https://lcwalaunchparty.eventbrite.com so we can get an accurate headcount. The event is free.

Can't wait to see you there!

If you're not able to join for the party, but are still interested in getting involved in our work to improve the Lower Chartiers Creek, please contact us via email at lowerchartierswa@gmail.com. For more information about the Lower Chartiers Watershed Association, please visit and like our Facebook or Instagram pages at @lowerchartierswatershed

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Girty's Run Watershed Association Winter Speaker Series
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Girty's Run Watershed Association Winter Speaker Series

Join the Girty’s Run Watershed Association at McCandless Town Hall on Wednesday January 16th for a free speaker event with Matt Gordon from the Allegheny County Conservation District.


Matt is a Senior Resource Conservationist and Chapter 105 Program Lead for the Allegheny County Conservation District. He'll be talking about floodplain development, stormwater, and erosion in our watershed. We hope that these talks will have something for everyone, from municipal employees and environmental organizations to homeowners and residents.

Meet in the general assembly room at 9955 Grubbs Road 15090, light refreshments provided!

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Redd Up with Girtys Run Watershed Association
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Redd Up with Girtys Run Watershed Association

Join Girty's Run Watershed Association for a street litter cleanup to help prevent trash from getting into Girty's Run!

Meet up at Tazza D'Oro in Millvale at 10am on Saturday November 10th. Vests, gloves, and trash bags provided. FREE coffee for volunteers courtesy of GRWA.

Part of Allegheny Watershed Alliance's Redd Up Your Watershed day to unite watershed groups in Allegheny County under one Allegheny centric event. Some of the biggest goals at AWA include creating a strong network among watershed groups in our area and highlight the invaluable contributions of groups to the environment and community at large.

Grant funds for cleanup materials are thanks to Keep Pennsylvania BeautifulKeep America Beautiful, and Anheuser-Busch

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