Tag: green

Great Allegheny Passage
Posted on: June 8, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

“How the Great Allegheny Passage Transformed a Region”

Here’s a fantastic article about the history and impact of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) on Southwestern Pennsylvania and Western Maryland from the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Rails to Trails magazine. With social distancing and CDC guidelines in mind, please consider visiting one of the GAP’s trailheads (one of which …

Community Garden Flowers
Posted on: February 4, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Winter Weather Got You Feeling Down?

If the gray skies and snowy weather have got you feeling down, here are photos of our thriving McKeesport Community Garden to help remind you of the sunny days ahead! And don’t forget, the McKeesport Community Garden currently has boxes available to rent! For more information, please email mckgarden@gmail.com or …

Roundhouse rendering
Posted on: January 29, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

“Roundhouse renovation is next for Hazelwood Green”

Continuing with our interest in regional development projects aimed at transforming former industrial sites into green space, here’s a look at the renovations being done at the Roundhouse in Hazelwood Green from NEXTpittsburgh. Source: Roundhouse renovation is next for Hazelwood Green  

Grow Pittsburgh Grower's Map
Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Community Grower’s Map

Are you interested in getting involved with community farming and gardening in your neighborhood? This user-generated map courtesy of Grow Pittsburgh shows where community gardens, community farms, schoolyard gardens, and urban farms are located across the greater Pittsburgh area. Register your garden today, or find one nearby to volunteer in! …

Library District Gateway Garden
Posted on: December 6, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Addressing Blight in the Community With Green Spaces

According to data from the City of McKeesport, McKeesport is home to approximately 2,500 vacant lots. While vacant lots and properties exact various economic, social, and mental tolls on residents, revitalizing blighted lots can have a positive impact on communities as they come together to beautify their neighborhoods. Beginning in …

Posted on: November 12, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Thank You For Another Successful Tree Planting!

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy staff came to Renzie Park Saturday, November 2nd to instruct a group of around twenty volunteers how to plant saplings in the park. Volunteers, organized by Tube City Renaissance and the McKeesport Trail Commission, planted fifteen trees in an area around the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage …

Posted on: November 4, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Spotlight On: The Twin Rivers School

After the demolition of Cornell Intermediate School, formerly the area’s middle school, a modern “green” school for elementary school students was built in its place. Now known as the Twin Rivers Intermediate and Primary School, the site has a concept of two grade levels: kindergarten through second grade housed in …