Rain barrels, invasive species, and nature walks


The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association has a number of interesting free events coming up.  On Thursday the 14th, there is a rain barrel open house from 5:30-8pm at the NMRWA office at 702 South Trenton Ave.  Join them for an evening of savory food and drink and explore innovative options for residential storm water management.  In the rain barrel workshop, you can learn how to install and maintain your barrel for optimum performance.  See the NMRWA rain garden and learn about the optimum plant choices for a rain garden on your property.  RSVP by calling 412.371.8770 ext 15 or email lisa@ninemilerun.org.

Other events include:

  • Urban Ecosteward Wetland Walk on Saturday May 9th 10-noon; meet in the lower Frick Park parking lot; use the Lancaster Avenue entrance.
  • Urban Ecosteward Early Season Invasive Plants Workshop on Saturday, May 30 from 9-noon at the Highland Park Bigelow Shelter.
  • Urban Ecosteward Nine Mile Run Bird Walk on Sunday June 7th at 7:30 am; meet at the Lower Frick Park parking lot off Lancaster Avenue.

For more information about these events, check out the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association website or call 412.371.8779.