Call for volunteers: Earth Day cleanup in Polish Hill on Saturday, April 20

Join the PHCA’s Polish Hill Green Team as we tackle familiar territory with city steps, open spaces and along the streets.  Join us at the PHCA office at 3060 Brereton Street at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 20. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.  We’ll provide gloves as well as recycling and trash bags.  There’s a chance of rain that day, but that hasn’t stopped us in the past (see above photo).

We may also take this opportunity to cut some of the vines that are choking and killing trees in so many green spaces.  Since there isn’t much new vegetation yet,  it’s easy to see where the vines are and to get at them.

There will be Earth Day cleanups all over Pittsburgh on Saturday.  Just outside of Polish Hill, in Schenley Heights, they will also be picking up trash, particularly around the City steps up there.  Email here for more information.

Can’t make it this Saturday?  Keep an eye out for these future volunteer opportunities with the Polish Hill Green Team:

May 4  Flower planting at West Penn
This is an annual display sponsored by the Western PA Conservancy. We’ll be meeting at the corner of Brereton and 30th at 9 a.m.

June 15 Love Your Block Event
Tentatively scheduled for a 10 a.m. start, meet at the top of the Dobson – Herron Steps.

Monthly Tree Care
Site maintenance days to keep knotweed away from the roots of the newly planted trees at the end of Melwood.  Tentatively scheduled to start on April 26 around 5 p.m.

For more information on the Polish Hill Green Team, email Green Team leader Valerie Testa.