Allegheny Goatscape Executive Director Gavin Deming receives grant from ACCD Watershed Specialist Amy Miller.
PITTSBURGH (May 9, 2019) -- The Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) awarded over $9.5K to Allegheny Goatscape to restore public land in Perry Hilltop through the Conservation, Leadership and Innovation Program.

Allegheny Goatscape’s herd will remove invasive species to improve the ecological benefits and recreational opportunities of public wooded land along Trimber Street.

“We are so excited to receive this gift from ACCD,” Allegheny Goatscape Executive Director Gavin Deming said. “Our goats will be able to complement work that has already been done to improve this natural space in the North Side.”

This grant will enable Allegheny Goatscape to work with partners, such as Allegheny Cleanways, to remove years of illegal dumping with potential additional opportunities for a second phase of trail improvements and tree plantings with Landforce.

“Our goal with the Conservation, Leadership and Innovation program is to improve water, soil and land use across the county,” ACCD Watershed Specialist Amy Miller said. “By working with municipalities and nonprofits on a community level, we can create a region with an educated and engaged public, clean water and a sustainable future.”

Girty’s Run Watershed Association will also receive more than $6.5K from ACCD to install an educational rain garden at Shaler Area High School.

Conservation, Leadership and Innovation Grants were awarded in conjunction with Conservation District Week in Allegheny County, recognized by Rich Fitzgerald as May 5 -11 in support of ACCD and Pennsylvania’s 66 conservation districts.

Since 2013, ACCD has awarded over $600K to local nonprofits and municipalities through its Conservation, Leadership and Innovation Program in support of regional conservation efforts.


About Allegheny County Conservation District: ACCD, an urban conservation district, provides specific programming aimed at improving Allegheny County’s natural resources and reducing non-point source pollution through technical assistance, resources, leadership and enforcement.

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