Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) has released comprehensive data on county development patterns, accompanied by mapped locations of existing stormwater infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From construction sites to backyards, native plants are an effective and low-maintenance way to increase biodiversity, reduce stormwater and improve the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.