January 15th, 2011
We recently wrote about a couple of organizations (like the Sierra Club and Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy) as possible points of interest should you want to connect with a local group or organization to impact and evoke change in the greater Pittsburgh area involving environmental concerns.If they weren’t enough to spark your interest we offer a few more to spur thought and possible involvement.
The Air and Waste Management Association (Allegheny Mountain Section) is in place to promote better understanding of problems in the fields of air and water pollution and waste management and providing a means for exchanging information towards resolving those problems.Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute works to promote further research on the environmental causes of cancer and educate the public about environmental risk factors for cancer.Conemaugh Valley Conservancy works to promote the conservation and preservation of natural and cultural resources and to encourage land-use practices along the Conemaugh River corridor.Explorer’s Club of Pittsburgh is a non- profit organization devoted to adventure and education in outdoor & wilderness recreation and conservation. Numerous activities, trips and schools are led by club members and include rock climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, canoeing, biking, scuba, skiing, ice climbing, rafting and orienteering.Friends of the Riverfront was established to create and is dedicated to the continued expansion of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, a wonderful pedestrian trail and greenway system running for 37 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Mononghahela and Ohio Rivers in Pittsburgh.Pennsylvania Biodiversity Partnership (formerly the Alleghany Watershed Network) was formed to allow citizen groups and government agencies active within the Allegheny River watershed an opportunity to exchange information and ideas about the protection and enhancement of their local water resources.Sustainable Pittsburgh a non-partisan, civic forum, advocates the integration of economic growth, environmental health, and social equity as the foundation for high quality of life and long-term prosperity of southwestern Pennsylvania.
We’ll keep adding to the resources available with the hope that one (if not more) will spark action and involvement.