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Laurel Foundation and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Hang Hundreds of Baskets in Downtown Pittsburgh
WHAT: Funded by Laurel Foundation, the Conservancy will hang more than 400 flower baskets along the streets and bridges in the city of Pittsburgh. It takes a WPC’s garden crew an entire day to place the streetscape greenery.
WHEN: Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7
Periodically from 9 a.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday
WHERE: Crews will work around Downtown Pittsburgh and will have a staging area at the intersection of Grant Street and First Avenue, across the street from PNC Firstside Center. An interactive map of WPC’s garden and basket locations, as well as its other work can be found here: www.waterlandlife.org/map.
WHO: Staff of the Conservancy’s Community Gardens and Greenspace program will hang hundreds of flower baskets filled with petunias, verbena, geranium and sweet potato vine around Downtown Pittsburgh.
WHY: WPC’s hanging efforts will stretch through Friday and into early Saturday morning and will include Pittsburgh’s well-known bridges from Downtown to the North Shore.
This urban greening project comes just in time for the opening of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Navy Week and other activities planned for the weekend.
Laurel Foundation, Colcom Foundation, the Conservancy, and other partners invest more than $500,000 annually to beautify and green Downtown Pittsburgh through the hanging baskets, several flower gardens and nearly 500 planters.
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