Information on Lead in Drinking Water

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.

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The Voice (PHCA Newsletter) is out!

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!

Knotweed Knockout! (Saturday, October 22nd)

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!
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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:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qscend.report2gov.myburgh&hl=en

– 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…

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*) 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 )

October 4th Community Meeting

The monthly Polish Hill Community meeting is Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30pm!

The PHCA monthly community meetings cover key activities, are where City and local officials come to tell Polish Hill residents about things that will affect the neighborhood, or to provide information on opportunities or resources. The meetings are also a place for residents to provide suggestions and feedback. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of the West Penn Recreation Center, 450 30th Street.

Knotweed Knock-out!

Polish Hill Monthly Beautification and Green-up.

Saturday, September 24th, 8:45 – 11:45 am

This month, join us in the task of removing invasive knot-weed from a site near the Bloomfield Bridge. Meet at the PHCA center on Brereton at 8:45 am. Bring water, gloves, etc.

Monthly Beautification & Green-UP

Saturday, June 18th, 8:45 a.m.

(meet @ 3060 Brereton)

Neighborhood clean-up tasks:

  1. Bloomfield Bridge knotweed trimming
  2. Street clean up
  3. Yard clean up, gardening tasks, etc.
  • all are welcome!
  • wear boots!
  • bring water!
  • rain or shine!!

Future clean-up dates include: July 9th, August 13th, September 24th, October 15th, and November 12th.

Hope to see you there!!