MEETING: Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management in Squirrel Hill

12963506_843421759090763_3827979407531804814_nThe Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC), with a mini-grant from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), is looking for the best places to consider “green infrastructure” in Squirrel Hill.


As part of this process, there will be a public meeting on June 1, 2016 at 5:30pm at the conference rooms in the Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Public Library of Pittsburgh. SHUC, with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, along with representatives from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Stormworks, and other local non-governmental agencies all working on green infrastructure locations in Squirrel Hill.


If you want to learn more about green infrastructure or have specific ideas about where to put it in Squirrel Hill, this meeting is for you.


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Below is a tentative agenda for the event (times and speakers subject to change):


Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC)
Stormwater and Green Infrastructure (GI) community meeting
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill, 5801 Forbes Avenue
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

5:30 – Doors open, tables and maps available for viewing

6:00 – SHUC (Chris Zurawsky), welcome and introductions

6:10 – Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (Megan Ziegler), grant program description and green infrastructure plans, focusing on Squirrel Hill

6:30 – University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Environmental Science (Prof. Dan Bain/Angela Mullins)

7:00 – Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (Jessica Demoise/Erin Copeland), new conceptual plan for the Panther Hollow Watershed

7:30 – Q&A and discussion
Informational Tables:

Stormworks (Brittany Miller) rain barrel exhibit

Carnegie Mellon University (Karrah Beck)

SHUC (Chris Zurawsky) Philips/Murray plaza and Forward/Murray GI proposal

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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