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Become a Stream Steward!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on March 20, 2017

Volunteer to help ensure that every resident of the Darby/ Cobbs Creek Watershed has drinkable, swimmable, fishable water.  Right now the entire Darby/Cobbs Creek Watershed have been designated as impaired by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP). These impairments are primarily due to stormwater-related impacts and urban runoff. Stormwater runoff is “water from […]

Go Green with a Conservation Workshop!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on March 1, 2017

PRC has announced its March 2017 schedule of workshops to take place in Allegheny County. To register for a PRC workshop, visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 x226. BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS Saturday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park Borough Wednesday, March 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phipps Garden Center […]

Go Green With Compost!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on January 30, 2017

Make this spring your greenest ever! This spring, PRC will be offering numerous opportunities to learn all about backyard composting and watershed protection/rain water harvesting. One of the simplest yet significant tasks we can participate in is greening our everyday lifestyle. There is so much that one can do in and around the home to […]

Green Super Bowl Party Tips

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on January 24, 2017
Categories: Sustainable Home

Prevent Runoff With a Rain Barrel!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on January 24, 2017

Prepare your home for spring’s rain showers with a rain barrel! Depending on the size of your home, you can collect a substantial amount of rainwater with a simple rain barrel system. In fact, 10 inches of rain on an average 1,360 square foot roof can yield 8,160 gallons of rainwater over the spring and […]