While often overlooked in urban environments, soil plays a central role in the functioning of healthy towns and cities. The Urban Soils Program focuses on lead and contaminant research, soil screening outreach and grower technical assistance.
In 2019, a landslide occurred on Detroit Avenue in a steep corner of Glassport Borough. This event contaminated nearby streams, created hazardous road conditions and impacted residents' access to services.
ACCD is cultivating the next generation of environmental leaders through a hands-on education event dating back to 1979.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.