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ACCD's Trees Are Five Years Old

ACCD's Trees Are Five Years Old

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.

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Pitt Researchers Partner With ACCD to Study Legacy Impacts in Pittsburgh's Soils

Pitt Researchers Partner With ACCD to Study Legacy Impacts in Pittsburgh's Soils

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.

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How Green Infrastructure is Making a Difference

How Green Infrastructure is Making a Difference

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.

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ACCD to Install Rain Garden in Findlay Township

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.

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It's Winter: Critters Take Cover

What happens to fish and other aquatic organisms during winter? These creatures have come up with several adjustments to meet the challenges of cold weather.

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A Flooding Fix for Monroeville Public Library

Allegheny County Conservation District recently completed the installation of stormwater best management practices at the Monroeville Public Library. The library frequently flooded during rain events when water came through the entrance doors.

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How Fish are Making a Comeback in Montour Run

Montour Run has long been identified as having impaired water quality. Organizations have been working to improve this watershed for over 20 years. Read the latest on conditions in the watershed.

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Wildflower Meadow and Rain Garden Coming to Boyce Park

A native wildflower meadow and rain garden were completed at Boyce Park's Four Seasons Lodge in fall 2021 with funding from PA DEP's Growing Greener Grant awarded to Allegheny County Conservation District in partnership with Allegheny County Parks Department.

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Understanding Vernal Pools

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. Although most of the pools will be dried up and gone by mid-summer, their protected waters and the surrounding

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