Take a walk, bid on a rain barrel

Written by Diana Nelson Jones on .


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will walk you through the proposal for the new Environmental Center at Frick Park in two sessions today, 3:30p to 5p and 5:30p to 7p, at the Beechwood Boulevard entrance of Frick Park.

The sessions are free and open to anyone who wants to see the designs and learn of plans for outreach and education. Walks will take place at 3.30 and 5.30, rain or shine.

The conservancy is working with the city to rebuild the center. The photo shown below is of the former one, which burned in 2002.  For more information about the project, contact the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at 412.682.7275.environmentalcenter


Midnight Sunday is the deadline to bid online on an artist-painted rain barrel, nine of which were placed prominently throughout the city this summer to promote the use of rain barrels and to raise money for stormwater remediation projects.

StormWorks,  a social enterprise that works with the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, coordinated the “Rain Barrels on Parade” project that the American Eagle Outfitters Foundation paid for. Proceeds from the auction will go to the artists and stormwater educational programming.

The barrels hold 133 gallons of water each.

Photos courtesy of StormWorks and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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