Media Advisory: Conservancy Welcomes Spring With Planters in Downtown Pittsburgh

Mon, Mar 16th 2015, 08:30. Filed under News Releases.

MEDIA ADVISORY – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

WHAT:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will plant spring flowers in 400 large planters over two consecutive nights. These planters, funded by the Colcom Foundation, have accented the pedestrian corridors of Downtown Pittsburgh since 2008.

WHEN:
Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17
Work will begin at 7 p.m. and end by 2 a.m. each day

WHERE:
Monday, March 16
Crews will have a staging area at the parking lot on 7th Street, across from Katz Plaza and the Century Building, and plan to update the planters located in the Cultural District and surrounding area.

Tuesday, March 17
Crews will have a staging area at the Grant Street Garden at First Avenue and plan to update the planters located on Smithfield Street, Wood Street, 5th Avenue and Boulevard of the Allies.

An interactive map of WPC’s garden and planter locations, as well as its other work can be found here: WaterLandLife.org/map

WHO:
Conservancy staff and community volunteers will refresh hundreds of planters with yellow daffodils, and red, yellow, orange, purple, blue and rose-colored pansies around Downtown Pittsburgh.

WHY:
The 400 large planters located along major downtown streets feature five seasonal displays, including daffodils at the coming of spring. Planter efforts will begin Monday evening and end early Wednesday morning.

These planters are part of a comprehensive downtown beautification effort coordinated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy that includes hanging baskets funded by the Laurel Foundation, flower gardens, street trees and other green features that in total represent a community investment of more than $500,000 annually and hundreds of hours of volunteer time.

CONTACT:
Kristen Blevins
Communications Specialist
412-586-2328
kblevins@paconserve.org

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.