Several community flower gardens in Pittsburgh are in need of a volunteer garden steward. Each community garden requires a steward to weed, water and prune the garden during the growing season. Stewards are needed at community gardens in Larimer, North Side, Hill District, Moon Township and Squirrel Hill. To learn more about becoming a garden steward, please contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conservancy owns and stewards more than 12,000 acres of land throughout Western Pennsylvania. You can help care for these natural areas by joining our monthly land stewardship workdays hosted at sites throughout the region. Typical volunteer activities include removing invasive plants, clearing and repairing hiking trails, and marking property boundaries. View a full list of stewardship workdays and register online.
You can help make the region more green by volunteering at a tree planting this spring. TreeVitalize Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Redbud Project are hosting volunteer tree planting events through April. View a full list of tree planting dates and registration details. Contact Lauren Fike, community forestry project coordinator, at email@example.com or 412-586-2386 with questions.
Our 2017 Members’ Day, sponsored by Nimick Forbesway Foundation, is a great way to experience all that the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has to offer! Bring your family on Sat., May 6, to meet our staff, learn about our current conservation work, and enjoy the beauty of Fallingwater and Bear Run Nature Reserve. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and activities include morning and afternoon hikes around Bear Run, educational talks, and art activities and fun science exploration for children. Activities are free, but registration and lunch reservations are required by Mon., May 1. You can register online or call 1-866-564-6972 for more information.
Register your budding scientist for EYE Con, a four-day summer camp at Jennings Environmental Education Center in Butler County for 10th through 12th grade students. Students will conduct hands-on investigations with scientists and learn about conservation in a changing climate, all while hiking and exploring the outdoors. Space is limited, so register today.