Colonials Serve: Frick Park Tree Planting with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
George Washington's motto was "Deeds, not Words." To capture the spirit of this motto, the Pittsburgh Alumni Club invites you to participate in a day of service to give back to the community with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh's parks. In 1998, the Parks Conservancy signed an official public-private partnership agreement with the City of Pittsburgh to work together for the restoration of the city's four regional parks - Frick, Highland, Riverview, and Schenley.
Volunteers will be asked to plant trees this year as well as getting their hands dirty on projects to manage invasive species, control erosion, and clean up dumpsites and litter. Volunteers will receive a GW Colonials Serve t-shirt in thanks for their service!
Information for volunteers:
What to bring: Long pants, closed-toe shoes with good tread, all-weather clothing, a reusable water bottle (if you have one).
What will be provided: All necessary tools, gloves, materials, snacks, and instruction.
What to expect: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy volunteer work days are typically 4 hours long, rain or shine, and involve some type of ecological restoration work such as planting trees or wildflowers, controlling erosion, building trails, managing invasive species, or cleaning up dumpsites. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about safety and technique, provide you with tools and materials, and help you make a difference in our amazing parks. Expect to have fun, meet people who love the outdoors, and get dirty!
This organization is relying on our efforts as volunteers. If you need to cancel, please be sure to do so at least 2 days prior to the event.