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Apr

New Tree Pits

rosedale st tree

Our work in the Rosedale Runoff Reduction Project (RRRP) area continues as we aim to complete the first phase of the project by the end of 2016. A major component of the project is the planting of 40 street trees in stormwater management tree pits.

This month one of our contractors, Penn Landscape & Cement Work, completed the first four of these tree pits on Rosedale Street.  The process included several months of design revisions and meetings with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works. The tree pits, planted with Black Gum trees, are designed to be lower than the street grade so they will capture street runoff through curb cuts for ground infiltration.

As part of the Buy prometrium 200 mg, residents voiced their interest in adding green design elements to Rosedale Street. These tree pits are a first step.

Vacant Lot Cleanups

Also, in early April, Nine Mile Run staff worked with two volunteer groups to clean-up three vacant lots on the corner of Rosedale and Hill Streets, next to the Port Authority’s Wilkinsburg Busway parking lot.  With the help of 33 volunteers, over 100 trash bags were removed along with 15 tires!

The groups included students from Ist viagra generika rezeptfrei on April 4, who removed over 60 bags of trash and nine tires. On April 12, international students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indometacina genericos intercambiables finished cleaning up the lots, collecting more than 40 bags of trash and eight tires. The groups also toured the restoration area of the NMR stream in lower Frick Park before the clean-up to get a sense of where the trash would end up if it had not been cleaned up in the upper watershed.

Stay tuned for more projects in the Rosedale area!

04
Apr

Clean Rivers Campaign LogoOver the last five years, we have worked diligently as part of the Citalopram online kopen (CRC) to mobilize Canada drug pharmacy discount codes ratepayers, generate media coverage and key stakeholder engagement to change our region’s plan to comply with the Diovan generic valsartan (which requires a drastic reduction in sewer overflows into our waterways) to one that recognizes the importance of climate resilient and sustainable 21st-century solutions.  Because of the work of the CRC, our regional dialogue on this issue now focuses on how to maximize green infrastructure to capture rain where it falls and improve water quality, while rebuilding blighted neighborhoods and producing essential community benefits.

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In January 2016, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Bill Peduto (with the support of ALCOSAN) sent a letter to the US EPA, US Department of Justice, and PA Department of Environmental Protection calling on them to allow a “green-first, green-preferred” adaptive management approach to Consent Decree compliance. On March 9th,Buying amoxicillin uk, indicating that the regulators are willing to modify the Consent Decree to allow “a consequential change in direction”, including an extended timeline.

This is a huge win for our region that could not have happened without our CRC supporters. Thanks to all of you who endorsed the campaign, attended or testified at public meetings, wrote letters to the editor, contacted your representatives, or in any other way made known your desire for a sustainable solution.

How you can stay informed on this issue:

We must now ensure that a transformative sustainable plan will be implemented; the EPA is allowing us the space and time to accomplish this, but it is still up to our sewer authority to take advantage of this opportunity. To keep up to date on new developments, sign-up for Finasteride bestellen haarweb.

10
Dec

On a chilly Saturday morning in Swissvale, NMR staff and volunteers set out to plant a dozen trees in and around the Lisinopril for sale uk. After enjoying hot coffee generously provided by Buy brand cialis online canada in Squirrel Hill, NMRWA’s very own tree expert, Jared Manzo, demonstrated the intricate process of preparing and planting young trees. Once trained, the volunteers and staff broke into teams to plant on the Academy grounds and on Hampton and Columbia Avenues.

Volunteers learn how to plant trees

The teams worked cooperatively to snugly plant each tree individually. This involved cutting twine off of the bundled branches, positioning the trees in the pits, and staking for support. Planting a tree is hard and diligent work but the volunteers rose to the task enthusiastically. By noon we were able to plant 12 trees which included Eastern white pine, tulip poplar, hophornbeam, and hawthorn.

A young tree waiting to be planted at the Unviersal Academy of Pittsburgh

A volunteer shows off her twine-cutting skills

Jared Manzo and two volunteers post with their newly planted tree

A volunteer poses with a young tree about to be planted

Volunteers planting trees on the side of the Academy grounds

Once the work was done and the teams returned to the Academy to enjoy a tasty lunch donated by Online pharmacy buy clomid and Buy flagyl pills. The conversations continued as everyone basked in their hard work. The principal of the Academy, Ibrahim Yousef, and Al Aqra, Academy board member and owner of Al’s, expressed deep gratitude for the hard work from the volunteers. These 12 trees at the Academy and surrounding streets will be enjoyed by the generations of the school and neighborhood to come.

Newly planted trees

UPDATE (7/14/16) – We received the following message from Al Aqra, board member of the Universal Academy of Pittsburgh:

Nine Mile Run Watershed Association is leaving a great impact in the East End of Pittsburgh. NMRWA has been planting hundreds of trees in the watershed area where it had changed the landscape. On the 14th of November NMRWA and volunteers came to Universal Academy of Pittsburgh and planted 6 trees which will help with water preservation, beautify the school grounds, provide shade in the hot summer days, and add a colorful background to our school.

A tree planting event is such an educational opportunity to learn about Nine Mile Run, different types of trees, and a quick tutorial on how to plant and care for trees. Trees are very important part of our environment, landscape, and ecosystem, that’s why, we should plant more and care for existing ones.

On behalf on the Universal Academy of Pittsburgh’s community, parents, staff, students, and board of directors I would like to thank Nine Mile Run Watershed Association for their great work for the community and the environment. We look forward to working with Nine Mile Run Watershed Association on future possibilities such as Rain Gardens, Rainwater Management, and Educational opportunities for our students.

Al Aqra
Board of Directors
Universal Academy of Pittsburgh

09
Dec

Bright and early on a crisp Sunday morning, Jared Manzo, NMRWA’s GreenLinks Coordinator, guided participants on a tree identification walk through the lower section of Nine Mile Run. With rubber boots required, the first half of the walk traveled in or along the stream itself where no official trail exists.

Event participants crossing the stream. Jared Manzo talking to explaining leaf structure of a Boxelder.

Several species of trees were highlighted along the stream such as American sycamore, black willow, honey locust, silver maple, boxelder, common hackberry, and hardy catalpa. In a small patch of changing sugar maple, Jared explained what triggers dormancy in trees, the chemicals that produce fall color, and why leaves change color at all with the onset of dormancy.

A sugar maple slowly turning color.

Before moving back up to the Nine Mile Run Trail, Maranda Nemeth, NMRWA’s Restoration Stewardship Coordinator, took a moment to discuss a project along the run to allow fish to move further up stream. We returned to our starting point on Commercial Avenue by jumping onto the Nine Mile Run Trail. Some interesting species noted along the trail were staghorn sumac, black birch, sassafras, black gum, and bitternut hickory.

Overall, twenty-one tree species were identified. Tree identification focused on the most recognizable features of a given species to help distinguish it in the future. Leaf arrangement, simple leaves versus compound leaves, and the definition of a twig were discussed as well. Hot apple cider and muffins were great snacks given the chillier than usual October morning.

A medley of leaves fallen in Nine Mile Run.

If you are interested in tree identification, look out for walks in 2016 with NMRWA or Tree Pittsburgh! You can get started yourself by getting a guide such as Montelukast generico prezzo or downloading Virginia Tech Tree ID app for your Paroxetine 20 mg buy online or Cipla usa meloxicam.

20
Oct

Last Saturday Nine Mile Run staff welcome a group of teen volunteers with Tadacip 10 mg price to remove trash from Nine Mile Run, the stream in lower Frick Park. The group of staff, teachers, and students were taking part in the Youth Group Weekend. This group was unique as the teens traveled far from home, hailing from Oak Arbor, MI, Kempton, PA, Toronto, Canada, and Kitchener, Ontario.  One of the things their church teaches is the importance of service to your neighbors, so participating in community service projects is a critical aspect of their learning.

Point Breeze Church Group Weekend

Starting out on a chilly morning, the students gathered around to receive instructions, vests and tools from Nine Mile staff. The 47 teens were then divided into two groups with staff to start picking up debris at different points in the stream.

Youth Group teens off to pick trash

The students were energetic and excited to be there, talking about what they might find and who could collect the most trash. Once in the stream, small teams broke out and eagerly scanned for and picked up anything they could snag with their trash grabber sticks. Moving and filling bags quickly, the volunteers managed to fill 29 bags of trash in two hours. Among their interesting finds were some articles of clothing, a couple forks, and an expired credit card.

Two teens bag their latest litter find

NMR staff member Jared Manzo scans the stream for trash

This teen is carrying one of the 29 bags filled that day

Two teens work together to get trash out of the stream

After the trash bags were tied off the students, group leaders, and Nine Mile Run staff reconvened to enjoy hot chocolate, granola bars, and take some group photos.

Youth Group Weekend-NMR Streem Sweep participants

The work the youth group performed was vital to the health of Nine Mile Run. Stream sweeps help address the watershed’s core problems of urban waste flooding the stream with every storm event. By removing trash, the volunteers helped remove pollution in the stream, maintain a healthy and clean ecosystem for recreation and wildlife habitat, and reduce amount of trash that could have ultimately washed into the Gulf of Mexico.

Volunteer with Nine Mile Run!

If you are interested in volunteering with Nine Mile Run Watershed Association we have two events coming up on November 7th and 14th to plant and take care of trees in Swissvale. We hope to see you there! Sign up links are below.

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Canada pharmacy jobs: Saturday, November 14th, 9:30am-12:00pm

To inquire about arranging private group volunteer events please contact Maranda Nemeth at (412) 371-8779 ext. 123 or 

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This picture of Nine Mile Run is one of the most recent additions to our Instagram account. Click/tap the picture to see more of our snapshots in and around the stream!

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