Tree Giveaway November 2nd!

The HPCC and Tree Pittsburgh are happy to be sponsoring a tree giveaway for Highland Park residents on November 2nd! Tree species that you can pick from may include river birch, sycamore, kousa dogwood, american hornbeam, and redbud. Saplings will be in two gallon pots for you to plant on your property: one per person, up to two per household. Sign up in advance to be guaranteed a tree.

Details below, click on the image to register!

FLYER Tree Giveaway Saturday November second twenty nineteen ten a m to noon, Highland Park Sand Volleyball Court Parking Lot. Hosted by the Highland Park Community Council and Tree Pittsburgh. Click on this image to register.

HPCC September Community Meeting

This Thursday, Sept 19, is the monthly HPCC Community Meeting at 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Church. The theme is waste – and to encourage people to reduce their waste, we will be giving HPCC tote bags to everyone that attends (limit one per household). In addition to our regular Zone 5 police update, we will hear from:

  • Highland Park resident Sabrina Culyba, who will give a behind-the-scenes look at recycling, answering questions about what can and can’t be recycled in Pittsburgh, and how you can go beyond recycling limitations. She will also provide ideas for how individuals can reduce their plastics waste and discuss efforts to help businesses reduce their use of single-use plastics. Sabrina operates Recycle This Pittsburgh and directs Humane Action Pittsburgh’s No Plastic Please campaign.
  • HPCC Board Member Justin Sandherr, who will be signing up volunteers for the Garbage Olympics on 9/21, when neighborhoods all across the city will have competing clean-ups to see who can pick up the most trash. The competition will be judged by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission. There will be prizes for most trash collected as well as strangest item found and other surprises. The closing ceremonies (food provided) at Threadbare Cider and Mead kick off at noon!
  • HPCC President Stephanie Walsh, who will provide information and ask for a vote on proposed updates to our organization’s bylaws intended to streamline processes and bring them in line with current best practices.

Proposed Amendments to the HPCC Bylaws

At the 9/19/2019 HPCC Community Meeting, attendees will be asked to vote on proposed changes to the organization’s bylaws.  The board is proposing these changes in order to streamline processes and bring the bylaws in line with current best practices.  The changes would:

  1. Add an inclusivity statement;
  2. Adds provisions enabling officers to resign or to be voted out of office by the Board;
  3. Add provisions governing finances and accounting;
  4. Correct a typo; and
  5. Adjust article and section numbering, as needed.

The proposed amendments are available here.