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03
Oct

If you visited the stream over the summer, you may have noticed a funky hue to it from time to time.  We have documented some abnormalities in water quality in our regular monitoring sampling.  The NMR Monitoring Committee looked further into these abnormalities by reaching out to the municipalities.  The conclusion of the source of the water quality fluxes was that there were documented water main and sewer link breaks, causing an influx in pollution to the stream throughout the summer.

Looking upstream from Commercial Avenue on July 27, 2016. Note the white-blue hue of the water caused by elevated aluminum and bacteria.

Looking upstream from Commercial Avenue on July 27, 2016. Note the white-blue hue of the water caused by elevated aluminum and bacteria.

This is a stark reminder that while the stream and surrounding area is a beautiful place to walk or bike, the water flowing by is still plagued by urban stressors and an example of the environmental effects of aging infrastructure. The NMR stream itself has been studied for decades but NMRWA has worked with local ecological professionals to monitor the stream since near the end of the completion of the restoration in 2005.  There was a need to assist current research efforts and share information, but also to aggregate the results and inform the general public so NMRWA formed the Generic cialis online overnight to collectively evaluate and assess the stream.

Looking upstream from Commercial Avenue again on August 24, 2016, a normal day. This is also a picture of one of the monthly sampling sites known as NMR-2.

Looking upstream from Commercial Avenue again on August 24, 2016, a normal day. This is also a picture of one of the monthly sampling sites known as NMR-2.

Recently, we updated our monitoring webpages so that you can interact with and understand the parameters we are assessing, where, and our methods.  With the assistance our Stream Monitoring Intern, Cassidy, we expanded the webpage content and added interactive maps as well.  Check out the map below, which is also on our Drugstore coupon huaren, you can see the exact four spots we take monthly recordings of pH, conductivity, and temperature along with water samples to test for bacteria, metals, and ions.  In addition to the map below, there is also now a map to see some of the Cina levofloxacino 500 mg precio and a webpage for Order viagra sample completed on the stream and watershed.

(click Buy esomeprazole ukor on the image below to see the full screen map)
NMR Sampling Site Screen Capture - Click to view

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02
Sep

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Jul

Abby helping with watering monitoringHey there! My name is Abby. I moved to Pittsburgh last November after studying environmental science at Rutgers University and spending a summer working with the Musconetcong Watershed in rural New Jersey.

I moved to Pittsburgh because it fit all of my requirements for a place to live:

(1) it’s a beautiful city with a rich history;
(2) it’s not my hometown;
(3) it has lots of water, much of it in need of some TLC.

Soon after I moved, I got in touch with Maranda, the Restoration Stewardship Coordinator at Nine Mile Run Watershed Association. Maranda and the entire NMRWA crew welcomed me on board as a volunteer while I was settling into my new life. From December to May, I spent a few hours every Wednesday morning working at the office or out in the stream.

After growing up in what I refer to as the “garden part of The Garden State” and going to school for environmental science, it is extremely important for me to have a role in conservation. Volunteering with NMRWA gave me the opportunity to do stream monitoring and help with event planning. Along the way, in addition to improving my birdwatching skills, I learned about the watershed, the sewershed and the wonderful communities that make up Nine Mile Run!

NMRWA allowed me to maintain a connection with our valuable water resources. In June I started working full-time at Pantozol 40 bestellen as the Sustainability Coordinator, through which I plan to increase the company’s community involvement and decrease its ecological footprint. This includes highlighting the importance of water. Coffee cultivation has an enormous impact on the environment, and when coffee is brewed, the water used has an enormous impact on the taste of the coffee. We must realize that everything comes around.

Now that my mornings are busy with the exciting caffeinated world of coffee, I am hosting evening pop-up stream sweeps! Join me after work from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, August 10th at the parking lot by the Duck Hollow bridge. If you are not familiar with the stream, Duck Hollow is at the outlet of NMR to the Monongahela River, at the bottom of Old Browns Hill Road. Summer rains wash debris through the watershed, but we can catch some of the litter  before it gets lost to the larger rivers! I’ll have everything ready to clean up the stream. Just bring yourself, some sunblock, and boots if you’d like.  Looking forward to meeting you!Abby and Maranda out fish sampling

30
Jun

Our 1st annual Bike Tour and Block Party this past June was a success!  NMRWA had 63 riders tour along the 9 mile bike tour route through the watershed on a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon.  Riders up! -Bruce Woods and 9 other members of Priligy prices uk supported the ride by marshalling everyone safely through intersections and busy streets.  Karen Brooks, a board member of Can you get synthroid in the uk and longtime NMRWA member and watershed resident also coordinated the safety and logistics of the route.  These expert bike riders truly kept us safe and riding smoothly through our urban watershed.

Along the route, various rainwater management initiatives that NMRWA has pioneered were showcased by our staff members, Jared and Sara.  While visiting the Original viagra online bestellen in Homewood, NMRWA’s first large-scale community green infrastructure development project, the group got to hear from the engineer, Barton Kirk of Ethos Collaborative. From Homewood, the tour was led through Wilkinsburg, Edgewood, Swissvale, and Swisshelm Park.  The route even looped through lower Frick Park to explore the Nine Mile Run stream restoration.  The group was able to truly come full circle since the stream is the waterway where every drop of rainwater (and sometimes even sewage) flows to in the watershed.

The last stop was at a private residence to showcase at-home stormwater management possibilities, all designed and installed by Stormworks. The bike tour weaved all throughout the watershed and exposed the stormwater issues the neighborhoods are facing but also how NMRWA is working directly with the community to implement holistic stormwater management to improve the vitality of the urban environment and ultimately, the Nine Mile Run stream.

The bike tour arrived to the jammin’ block party around 3pm to be greeted with delicious Buy acure organics canada, treats that are made right in the watershed community of Wilkinsburg!  Riders were also able to cool down with fresh lemonade, provided by Biddle’s Escape.  The upbeat tunes from the live music of Ventolin oral lösning dosering filled the air as riders refueled with yummy pizzas from Generic brand for tamsulosin and danced to the beat.  Propecia generico en mexico was handing out free tastes of whiskey made from scratch right down in the Strip District.  Nate Levi, a watershed resident of Edgewood, also kept the party happy with free smiles and ice-cold beers from Can i buy viagra in holland.  All in all, a sunny and fun Saturday afternoon.  NMRWA thanks everyone that rode on the bike tour and enjoyed themselves at the block party!

See all of the Bike Tour & Block Party pics in our Venlafaxine generic price.

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Save the date to continue our 15th year celebration! Come and “Sip for the Stream” on Friday, September 30th from 6pm-9pm at Wigle Whiskey’s Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden on Buy zovirax online canada.

01
Jun

As we are heading into summer we wanted to provide a recap of all of our spring activity. It was a busy season of throwing fundraisers, tending to trees, and stewarding the watershed!

Fundraisers

To kick off our 15th anniversary celebration, we held two new and different fundraisers. The first event took place in March at Butterjoint, an upscale tavern in Oakland. From 4pm to midnight, we enjoyed “Nine Mile Rum” cocktails, snacked on loaded fries, and showed off our Hydra rain barrel (which we managed to fit in the back of the restaurant)! With Butterjoint’s generous help we were able to raise over $1000!

In April, our friends and supporters descended on Franktuary to enjoy the featured drink, “Nine Mule Run”, and special dish, “Dog with the (Storm)Works”, and a slideshow of NMR events, as well as NMR merchandise for sale. Within just a few hours we raised a couple hundred dollars and enjoyed many tasty dogs.

 

Stewardship

This spring we worked with 175 volunteers to remove 167 bags of trash and 26 tires from the stream and upper watershed communities!  These volunteers also removed 400 square feet of invasive species and planted 600 seeds of native milkweed plants in the stream and wetlands restoration area.

Urban Forestry

June is here and warmer weather has arrived. Although this spring was not a major planting season for us, we were able to prep 128 trees for the summer growing season working with various volunteer groups.  Our prep included removing vegetation from the area around the trees  and adding mulch when needed.  This helps reduce competition for resources, keeps grass cutting machines away from the trunks, and helps retain spring soil moisture a bit longer into the summer.

In April, we worked with volunteers at three tree care events in Wilkinsburg.  We worked with Job Corps students, our watershed tree tenders, and our other awesome volunteers.  On the final Saturday of April, volunteers helped put the finishing touches on part 1 of our pit expansion project.  We installed 30 perennial plants adjacent to the East Busway along Edgewood Avenue in Swissvale.  We look forward to watching these new plants grow!

In May, we worked with area youth to prep tree pits.  We joined Pittsburgh Urban Christian School students during their neighborhood clean up day to prep the tree pits around their school and in a favorite play space, Ferguson Park.  Two weeks later, under the white blooms of hawthorns, Wilkinsburg Boys and Girls Club helped us weed and mulch the tree pits in a Borough parking lot.  This work was in preparation for Wilkinsburg’s Thursday Open Market, which opens for the summer on June 16.  Finally, we returned to Kelly Elementary School to educate the fifth and sixth graders about the Nine Mile Run Watershed and how trees help us with our mission.  Then we set off to mulch around 50 young trees which we planted on their campus three years ago as part of the Wilkinsburg TreeVitalize 500 Trees project. This summer, we will be out and about in the watershed taking care of tree pits as well as watering newly planted trees.

So what’s coming up next?

We have two exciting events coming up this month! On June 4th we’re heading out bright and early to go birding and have breakfast in Frick Park. Then, on June 11th, we host our first ever Bike Tour & Atovaquone proguanil hydrochloride price! Each event is $25 per attendee, but free to all NMRWA members. Not a member yet? Join us at ninemilerun.org/donate.

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