We’ll have a flurry of Green Team events in the first week of May:
- Monday, May 1st at 11:30am: Brereton Reforestation and Vinedalism with Tree Pittsburgh
- Tuesday, May 2nd at 9am: Flower planting at the corner of Brereton and 30th (at West Penn Park)
- Saturday, May 6th, 8:30-11: Monthly Green-up in Polish Hill (meet at the PHCA)
We hope to see you there to help get the neighborhood ready for the summer season!
Neighbors on Melwood, with efforts coordinated by Debra Jozwiak, have constructed a lending library that was initially opened for lending to children and adults this month. The lending library is at the corner of Melwood and Finland. Everyone is invited to either donate or borrow from the corner library.
The Polish Hill Arts Fest is one of the city’s liveliest summer events. The Fest attracts people of all ages from across the city and includes a broad range of vendors from fine craftspeople to young, local artists. Live music, unique performances and fun activities for the kiddos. Plus, we always have amazing local food vendors. This year, for the first time, the Arts Fest is 100% volunteer-run. And (as always) we look to you to help us make it happen.
Sunday, July 16th, noon to 9pm (this’ll be awesome, just wait).
If you would like to participate in the the fun, as an artist or vendor, please reveal your interest through the following link :
Artist / Vendor Application
The Polish Hill PHCA Green Team will spearhead spring renewal of the WPC Edible Garden on the corner of Brereton and 30th @ the Park, from 8:30 – 11:30 am.
We have a lot of work to do:
– Till/Weed the cover crop were planting (Raised beds, by hand)
– A bit of carpentry to spiff up the raised bed boxes (Need some 9-Inch-Screws)
– General cleanup in prep for first planting
If Global-Climate-Weirding trend continues, the weather should be agreeable first week of April.
The West Penn Rec Center in Polish Hill has just issued a new calendar of events for Winter 2016/17. See below!
Are you concerned about the abundance of lead in Pittsburgh drinking water? Well, you should be. If you want to learn more, or voice your concerns, please visit the PWSA COMMUNITY MEETING on January 4th…
PWSA COMMUNITY MEETING District 7
Information on Lead in Drinking Water
WHERE: Teamsters Local 249 4701 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201
WHEN: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
PWSA leadership will give a presentation on lead in drinking water and how residents can limit exposure to lead, followed by a question and answer session.
For further information on the problems with lead in the water, see the CDC website HERE.
Most likely, if you live in Polish Hill you’ve already received a copy of the Fall-Winter 2016 newsletter in the mail. If not, and you would like to check it out, we’ve archived it online here: The Voice Fall-Winter 2016
Among the primary purposes of the current newsletter is to encourage you to become a member of the Polish Hill Community Association! The newsletter contains a mail-in membership request form, but you can also enroll online and pay the $5 membership dues through Paypal. To do this go HERE!
This month’s Knotweed Knockout event will overlap with the Pitt Make a Difference Day and we may have as many as 21 extra volunteers!
On Saturday, neighborhood residents and volunteers affiliated with PHCA- Polish Hill Civic Association will undertake several tasks:
The plan: Break into Three Teams:
1) Street Cleanup crew: Volunteers will canvas the neighborhood on foot.
– 10-15 volunteers (Two teams)
– Collect debris & rubbish from public spaces!
– Recycle any recyclables
– Mark & 3-1-1 report any unsafe conditions using the “myBurgh” app on their mobile phone:
– Paint over any graffiti with gray cover
2) Monument Team:
– 7 volunteers
– Assist the Monument Committe in several maitenance task
– Handrail rust removal
– Touch up painting
– Plant any available bulbs/seeds we have donated.
3) Community Garden Team:
– 7 volunteers
– Clean out plots and clean any remaining produce
– Lanscaping cleanup of garden beds parallel to Harmar St
– Cold Frame gardening setup…
*) Rain or shine, we’re a go! Buckets of suns-creen for the gingers.
*) Wear heavy boots, high-vis clothing (Jackets provided)
*) Water/hydration will be provided — Bring a reuseable bottle !
*) Rally at the PHCA around 8:30 AM
*) Breakfast snacks & whitty-banter: coffee, croisant, danish, fruit etc.
*) Supplies handout from the PHCA (Bags, gloves, rain gear, etc.)
*) Designate teams (Rocks, paers, sizors – best out of three)
*) Safety Review / keep it classy
*) Off we go! (9:30 best guess )