Allegheny CleanWays’ Dumpbusters will be clearing one of the illegal dump sites in the Allegheny River Greenway*. They are not able to clean up all sites, so we are grateful to Allegheny CleanWay for tackling this one!
Dumpbusters’ experienced volunteers are preparing the site for clean-up now and are looking for additional neighborhood volunteers to join them in a major effort on Saturday, November 9th. This is a steep site, so volunteers should be sure-footed, adventurous and at least 16 years of age (those under 18 must bring the attached waiver signed by a parent.)
The clean up is on Saturday, November 9th from 9:30am to 1:00pm. This includes a training at the start and pizza at the end.
*The Allegheny River Greenway is the preserved green space on the edge of Stanton Heights and Morningside near Butler Street.
Have you ever thought your street would look better if it were lined with trees? Do you wish you had more shade to lower your electricity bills? Allegheny County’s TreeVitalize program is a great resource and will plant a FREE tree in your yard! All we need to do is get 10 households in Stanton Heights to sign up, and applications are due on September 20th.
The trees will be planted between the yard and the sidewalk at the front or side of the home. If you are interested in getting a tree for your street, please fill out this tree_planting_application and send it to Lisa (our city forester and also a Stanton Heights resident) at: email@example.com
If you are interested in getting more involved in planting trees throughout the community, give Lisa a call at 412-670-5072
Do you regularly drive past the zoo on Butler street? Then you may not realize it, but you are driving over a bridge! The Heth’s Run Bridge will be replaced this fall, closing a section of Butler street in the process. Construction is scheduled to begin on September 24th, with the bridge closing on November 1st. Once complete, the project will include a new entrance for the Pittsburgh Zoo, and the bridge will once again span the ravine below it.
More information, including project details, a schedule, and a map of the detour can be downloaded here.
The Tribune Review also posted this April Article on the bridge construction.
After a summer break, the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association is lining up speakers for the next two community meetings. Both take place at Sunnyside Elementary from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the auditorium.
- Meet the candidates for the City Council District 7 special election!
- City detectives Matt Marks and Ken Wagner will be on hand to provide safety tips and answer your questions
- Duquesne Light will give away free energy efficiency kits for all who attend
Save the date(s) and bring your neighbor! Meetings are a great place to get to know your community, share ideas, and voice concerns. Please join us!
Last weekend’s first community festival was a hit! Thanks to Barry Werber for taking some photos of event, and to all of the neighbors who volunteered or attended. Looking forward to what next year will bring!
This Saturday, August 17th, the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Block Watch will be sponsoring a community festival! Please share this information with your neighbors and join us there!
Stanton Heights Community Festival
When: Saturday, August 17th
Time: 10:30 am – 4:45 pm
Where: Sunnyside Elementary Parking Lot
Activities including: face painting, bounce house, chinese auction, food, juggler, and the roving art cart
For questions, or to volunteer, please call: 412-661-2587
Looking for a good bargain? Stanton Heights’ annual community yard sales might have what you’re searching for! 35 households will be participating in the sale this year. Maps will be available starting at 8:30 am at the former Methodist Church at 4721 Stanton Avenue. Or, take a peek at our online map here to plan your route.