Thomas Jefferson High School students won first place at the Allegheny County Envirothon on April 28, 2023, and will compete in the statewide environmental competition in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
The NACD poster contest, open to students in grades K-12, offers young people an opportunity to express their views on natural resource issues through the medium of art.
ACCD is cultivating the next generation of environmental leaders through a hands-on education event dating back to 1979.
Each year, spring rain and snow melt fill up seasonal or vernal pools. These pools provide a unique habitat for many salamanders, frogs, crustaceans and insects to mate and lay their eggs.
Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) awarded $56,580 to Lincoln Borough to repair Carothers Way and reduce stormwater impacts to Wiley Run through the Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road (DGLVR) Program.
Whether you're new to backyard chickens or an experienced owner, how you keep chickens and what you do with their manure affects local water quality. Manure management plays a critical role in protecting streams.
Trees are powerful. These silent giants are nature's built-in air purifiers, water filters, bird houses and flood controls. Planting a single tree has a lasting impact. Planting entire forests can transform the region.
Tree loss is an issue that affects many. Countless benefits to our communities are thanks to trees. To prevent tree loss from getting out of hand, residents and developers alike can perform sustainable habits to make sure the trees around them have a healthy future.
As one of the few naturally spawning trout streams in Allegheny County, Little Sewickley Creek Watershed provides vital habitat to fish and other aquatic species. An undersized stream crossing in Sewickley Heights Borough prevented water from moving through the structure, harming aquatic life.
Researchers at University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Conservation District have linked contamination in Pittsburgh's urban soils to historical emissions and atmospheric inversions.
Aging infrastructure and climate change have made stormwater an ongoing issue. However, green infrastructure projects implemented around Allegheny County give the area an opportunity to manage stormwater in a sustainable way.
Like many roads in Allegheny County, Toms Run Road in Kilbuck Township is wedged between a stream and a slope, which means water from the hillside floods the road causing ruts, cracks and deformities.
Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) and the Allegheny County Agriculture Lands Preservation Board (ACALPB) are proud to announce the preservation of the Dillner Family Farm in West Deer Township.
The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species native to Asia, feeds on 70+ plants, including timber and agricultural products, causing substantial economic damage across the state and mid-Atlantic.
ACCD will install a 3,000 square foot rain garden and bioswale at the Findlay Township Activity Center in Imperial with funding from PA Department of Environmental Protection's Growing Greener Grant.