In July of 2014, the Greenspace Alliance organized a trolley tour for the newly elected and appointed staff to showcase many of the projects that Greenspace Alliance Member Organizations are part of and highlight the partnerships that allow greenspace work to happen in the City.
[dt_sc_blockquote type=”type4″ align=”left”]The Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance is an affiliation of nonprofit organizations working on greenspace issues in and around the Pittsburgh area. Greenspace consists of parks, trails, and natural areas used for recreational or aesthetic purposes with benefits to environment, economy, and human health. [/dt_sc_blockquote]
The group took Molly’s Trolley across the City from downtown to view several of WPC’s community gardens and downtown projects. From there, we made our way through the strip district discussing Bike Pittsburgh’s big bike plans into Lawrenceville to visit an organic community garden with Grow Pittsburgh and Tree Park with Tree Pittsburgh. From there, we headed to the East End to see Borland Green and Project 15206 with Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, the EECO Center with Penn State Center and Larimer Village Green with GTECH and partners. Next up was the Southside with Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny Cleanways to discuss all the wonderful riverfront projects. Then the Trolley headed up to the Hilltop to view a couple ReClaim South projects with GTECH, lunch in McKinley Park to hear about the Parks Conservancy’s big plans and were met with Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and Public Works Director Mike Gable, and a final stop at Point of View Park in Mt. Washington to talk to members of Emerald View Trail Corps.