Fall Tree Plantings Around Allegheny County
Planting 800 Trees for Clean Streams


Here at the Allegheny County Conservation District and Allegheny Watershed Alliance, we have the privilege of incorporating riparian buffer plantings into our work the past two years with more planned for fall 2019.

Why Riparian Buffer Plantings?
Riparian buffer plantings cross many important bullets off our list of goals:
  • Educate residents on the importance of buffers
  • Empower residents with knowledge to plant their own trees and shrubs at home
  • Engage municipalities, nonprofits and residents on a watershed scale
  • Bolster the invaluable work of local watershed and community groups
  • Create a model for collaboration in Southwestern PA
  • Provide an opportunity for volunteers to enjoy all the positive health and mental benefits derived from volunteering
  • Contribute to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's goal of planting 95,000 acres of riparian buffers by 2025
  • Have fun and meet new people
  • Increase the native diversity of our county by planting 20+ different species of trees and shrubs
  • Improve air, water, soil, wildlife habitat, aquatic habitat, species for pollinators, reduce the impacts of flooding and stormwater and increase the aesthetic value of an area

And the list could go on. Since 2017, we have planted over 1,000 native trees and shrubs over five acres of streamside property with partners and volunteers across four watersheds in Allegheny County. We will continue to collaborate, improve, and learn as one big Ohio River Watershed partnership with more riparian buffer plantings for years to come. Please join us!

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
North Fayette Municipal Building
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Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Heritage Park
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