Invasive plants are common in Allegheny County and outcompete native species, reducing diversity and harming ecosystems. Learn to spot these invasive shrubs in your own yard.
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.
While rock salt reduces winter road accidents, it also has serious, negative effects on aquatic ecosystems. At high concentrations, salt can be fatal to some aquatic animals.
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.
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.
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.
The practice of collecting fallen leaves and putting them in garbage bags is a waste of resources - both on behalf of homeowners and the environment. Using leaves as a resource rather than spending energy to haul them away will benefit your wallet, your yard and the environment.