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ACCD Releases Updated Development and Stormwater Data

ACCD Releases Updated Development and Stormwater Data

ACCD released comprehensive data on county development patterns spanning 2020 to 2023, accompanied by mapped locations of stormwater infrastructure.

ACCD Awards $56K to Lincoln Borough for Road and Stormwater Improvement

ACCD Awards $56K to Lincoln Borough for Road and Stormwater Improvement

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.

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ACCD Awards $220K to Repair Homewood Landslide

ACCD Awards $220K to Repair Homewood Landslide

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) awarded $220,000 to the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) to stabilize a landslide and repair a degraded road in Homewood through the Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road (DGLVR) Program.

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How Green Infrastructure Promotes Stormwater Infiltration

How Green Infrastructure Promotes Stormwater Infiltration

Stormwater begins as rain. When rain flows off the landscape, it becomes runoff that can negatively impact communities. To prevent this, stormwater needs to be managed, and one option is to infiltrate the water.

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Thinking About Backyard Chickens? What PA Law Requires

Thinking About Backyard Chickens? What PA Law Requires

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.

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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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Why Protecting Trees Matters and What You Can Do

Why Protecting Trees Matters and What You Can Do

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.

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Safe Roads and Healthy Streams: Hunt Road

Safe Roads and Healthy Streams: Hunt Road

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.

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