Just Received Vacant Lot Planting Grant! Urgently need volunteers this Thursday!
Love Your Block is a partnership of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation to revitalize Pittsburgh- block by block.
Brighton Heights Citizens Federation with the North Side Leadership Conference received a Love Your Block Grant for the greening /planting of a new perennial garden at the intersection of Woods Run Ave. and McClure Ave. We have all of the necessary equipment, HUNDREDS OF BEAUTIFUL PLANTS, special soil augmentation for each of the plants purchased with the $2000 Home Depot Gift Cards from the Love Your Block Grant.
This is the beginning of the new Greenway coming up McClure Avenue from the River Trail!
The City of Pittsburgh poured 80 feet of new sidewalk, terraced the land, and will deliver top soil and mulch this week.
WHO: VOLUNTEERS! CAN YOU HELP?
WHAT: MAJOR Love Your Block Grant Planting (don’t wear nice shoes)
WHERE: Corner of McClure Ave. and Woods Run Ave, by Young Brothers Bar (park in lot) Brighton Heights/Brightwood
WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 4 PM to Dark, Party afterward!
Rain date and / or final touches, Tuesday, July 24.
WHY: Community Beautification – to be part of the start of a new city greenway!
*Please RSVP for One or More of the Following Tasks
- Hole Diggers as early as 3pm until about 6pm
- Gardeners/Landscapers from 4 until dark
- Mulchers from 6pm till dark to mulch terraces and along sidewalk
- Watering crew – hooking up hoses and sprinklers after6:30pm
Celebration after Planting at adjacent Young Brothers Bar
With Pizza, Beverages, and Beer
Immediately after watering the garden, we will celebrate at the Young Brothers Bar, at the corner of McClure and Woods Run. Bathroom facilities are available at Young Brothers throughout the planting.
*RSVP to Susan Benn 412-417-6257, firstname.lastname@example.org, with name, phone number, email, tasks volunteering for, and approximate time of arrival and departure. If we run into any problems with delivery of plant materials, or completion of land perpetration, we will contact you immediately.
Please pass this on to any people you know who might enjoy being part of this important initiative!