The HPCC’s Earth Day Celebration at the Super Playground has been POSTPONED due to anticipated thunderstorms until next Saturday, April 29th from 10-12pm. Everyday should be Earth Day anyway, right?!
In the meantime, check out a few of Pittsburgh’s wonderful resources/agencies that help to support the mission of Earth Day, everyday.
- SOFT OPENING of Periwinkle Fox, Highland Park’s very own secondhand and new kid’s clothing shop located on Bryant Street – April 22 from 10-5pm
- Grow Pittsburgh (https://www.growpittsburgh.org/) – supports backyard, community, and school gardens
- Pennsylvania Resource Council (prc.org) – a major resource to help prevent waste and conserve the environment
- Clean Pittsburgh Commission (https://pittsburghpa.gov/clean-pgh/cpc) – part of the city government that works to improve the environmental quality of life of Pittsburgh residents through litter, illegal dumping, and recycling initiatives
Mark your calendars for the Bryant St Parklet on May 13th, from 9am – noon!
If you know you’ll be able to come, please sign up here so we can get a count for lunch and also divvy up tasks appropriately. If you’re not sure if you’ll make it, feel free to show up on that Saturday. We are happy to have you join us!
Our goals for this Spring clean up will include:
- Generally clean / spruce up (pick up litter, pull weeds, clear old leaves, etc.)
- Mulch all flower beds, under picnic tables, and use any leftover mulch under rhododendron
- Expand garden to include the tree and the sign
- Trim mulberry tree
- Plant hydrangeas near the concrete block wall
If you would like to donate to the parklet, here are some suggestions of things we’re thinking about. We are grateful for anything you are comfortable sharing!
– Your time and energy
– Allowing us to borrow any tools we may need (clearly labeled with your name so we can return them to you). Rakes, trimmers, garden shears, shovels.
– Any monetary funds will be used for: the hydrangeas and the colorful flowers that we’ll be planting, garden soil, plant food, mulch, brown lawn bags for debris, coffee/donuts/pizza for volunteers.
If you have questions, please email Kathleen Paola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your willingness to help beautify our neighborhood and create a space for all to enjoy!
The April Community Meeting will be Virtual. Here is the agenda:
- Zone 5 Updates
- HPCC Updates: Including a summary of last week’s Town Hall with Major Gainey; the HPCC’s upcoming press conference on the firing range; and May & June events.
- PWSA Updates: Rebecca Zito will be providing information on the upcoming stormwater conversation in the East End
- ALCOSAN Updates: Joey Vallarian will provide an update on the Clean Water Plan and how its four main components, including the regional tunnel system, will improve water quality in our region.
What: April HPCC CommunityMeeting
When: April 20, 2023 7:00 PM Eastern Time
You MUST register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Note: You may also receive an invitation via the HPCC ListServ. Please register only once.
Tuesday, April 11, at 6 pm, there will be a town hall at the Union Project with Mayor Gainey and other members of City leadership to discuss city projects and other issues impacting Highland Park. For more information visit the Engage Pittsburgh site for the event. This event is being organized by Councilwoman Gross; if you have questions, please reach out to her office at email@example.com 412-255-2140.