Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy http://wesa.fm en 60-Year-Old Mellon Square Returns As A Downtown Refuge http://wesa.fm/post/60-year-old-mellon-square-returns-downtown-refuge <p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:16:14 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 29991 at http://wesa.fm 60-Year-Old Mellon Square Returns As A Downtown Refuge Getting Rid of Makeshift Dump Sites in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/getting-rid-makeshift-dump-sites-pittsburgh <p>Parts of the city have been turned into makeshift dump sites and add to the problem of blight.</p><p><a href="http://www.alleghenycleanways.org/">Allegheny CleanWays</a> Project Coordinator Leah Thill and Jake Baechle, Volunteer Coordinator for the <a href="http://www.pittsburghparks.org/">Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy</a> represent organizations working with volunteers to safely and effectively clean up these areas.</p><p>Thill says that people really do not understand how serious this problem is.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:28:32 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25039 at http://wesa.fm Getting Rid of Makeshift Dump Sites in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Plans Improvements to Panther Hollow Watershed http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-parks-conservancy-plans-improvements-panther-hollow-watershed <p>Pittsburghers&nbsp;can remember boating, fishing and ice skating on Schenley Park’s Panther Hollow Lake in years gone by, but in recent years, storm water runoff has degraded water quality and filled the lake with silt.&nbsp;</p><p>The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has developed plans to restore the 384-acre watershed. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:09:11 +0000 Charlee Song 7368 at http://wesa.fm With Donations, Pittsburgh Group Hopes to Save Ash Trees from Voracious Beetle http://wesa.fm/post/donations-pittsburgh-group-hopes-save-ash-trees-voracious-beetle <p>The Emerald Ash Borer is an Asian beetle that arrived in the U.S. in 2002 through Detroit. With no natural predators, it may eventually kill most of the country’s ash trees, including Pennsylvania’s millions of native green and white species.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Philip </span>Gruszka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy said government agencies, nonprofits and individual donors have given money for pesticide treatments to save 350 ash trees in county parks and 158 in city parks for use in a future breeding program.&nbsp; </span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:04:01 +0000 Charlee Song 7252 at http://wesa.fm