Media Advisory – Photo Opportunity

Thu, May 30th 2013, 16:10. Filed under News Releases.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Hanging
Baskets Signal Beginning of Summer

WHAT: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy – the organization responsible for many of the planters and gardens in downtown Pittsburgh – will be hanging more than 700 flower baskets along the major thoroughfares of the Golden Triangle and nearby neighborhoods.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1
9 a.m.

WHERE: Fort Duquesne Boulevard entrance of the Rachel Carson Bridge
Downtown Pittsburgh

WHO: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy staff, including Art DeMeo, director of Greenspace Services

WHY: Every summer for about a decade, the Conservancy has added a touch of color to downtown Pittsburgh’s bridges and thoroughfares with hanging flower baskets.

Much of this work will happen in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 1, with the finishing touches wrapping up on the Rachel Carson Bridge. This will be a great photo opportunity with the morning light and the city’s stadium and ballpark in the background.

Laurel Foundation – a supporter of the region’s culture, environment and history – stepped up and saved the hanging flower basket program when other funding was discontinued.

Allison Schlesinger
Director of Communications
412-607-1945 (cell)



The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.