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May Compost Workshops

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on May 3, 2017

PRC will conduct seven Backyard Composting Workshops in May at a variety of locations throughout Allegheny County. “Backyard composting reduces the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from landfills, and instead turns yard waste and food scraps into a gardener’s best friend,” according to PRC Education Specialist Nancy Martin.  “Organic matter is a crucial […]

Chemical Collection Milestone

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on April 26, 2017

A collection event on Saturday, May 6, at the North Park Swimming Pool parking lot will provide Pennsylvania residents with the first of six opportunities to safely and cost effectively dispose of common household chemicals in 2017. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the PRC will hold events in Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria and Washington counties […]

Drug Take-Back Day – April 2017

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on April 12, 2017

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 13th National Drug Take-Back Day, PRC and its partners will provide several local venues to safely dispose of unwanted medication on Saturday, April 29, 2017. PRC will partner with Pennsylvania American Water and other organizations to host three drop-off collection events in western Pennsylvania on April 29 […]

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 […]