ACCD safeguards soil and water through on-the-ground efforts, providing vital environmental and community benefits, including dedicated farmland, safer roads, enhanced fish habitats, and more.
Allegheny County Conservation District completed the installation of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) at the Monroeville Public Library in December 2021. The entrance of the library frequently flooded during heavy rain.
In 2019, a landslide occurred on Detroit Avenue in a steep corner of Glassport Borough. It started contaminating nearby streams with sediment, creating hazardous road conditions, and impacting residents' access to services.
Review of over 900 analyzed samples of urban soil through ACCD's Urban Soils Program.
ACCD has planted over 4,000 trees, shrubs, and live stakes as part of riparian forest buffers throughout the county. Working with many partners, ACCD was able to implement over 20 acres of riparian forest buffers in eight watersheds throughout the county.
ACCD awarded Blackberry Meadows the first Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) grant in Allegheny County.
Lincoln Borough was able to improve a road with severe stormwater runoff, icing, and erosion with funding from Multimodal Transportation Grant awarded an ACCD Low Volume Road Grant.