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[ WHO WE ARE

 
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OUR VISION

The Allegheny Green Web coalition envisions a future where all communities within Allegheny County are more livable, healthy, prosperous and environmentally sound, through an interconnected, public trail and green space system.

Through organizing, planning, advocacy, and storytelling, the Allegheny Green Web will aim to connect the Allegheny County parks, the municipal parks, and local conservation lands with each other, and to neighboring communities.

OUR GOALS

Develop a network of publicly accessible trails and green spaces that connect the Allegheny County parks and municipal parks with each other, and to neighboring communities

Create diverse types of outdoor experiences and modes for people powered outdoor travel

Ensure access and opportunity for all residents in the county through an equitable distribution of public trails and green space connections

Build communication among residents, municipalities, and interested organizations about public trail and green space connections

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PARTNERS

Non-governmental organizations

The Allegheny Green Web coalition is comprised of official Partners who have signed a "Partner Commitment Letter." These organizations are committed to working together, alongside public agencies, municipalities, and other stakeholders, to plan and implement our shared vision.

 
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3 RIVERS WET WEATHER

3 Rivers Wet Weather is committed to improving the quality of Allegheny County's water resources by helping communities address the issue of untreated sewage and stormwater affecting the region's waterways.

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ALLEGHENY COUNTY PARKS FOUNDATION

The Allegheny County Parks Foundation strengthens the health and vibrancy of the community by improving, conserving and restoring the nine Allegheny County parks.

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ALLEGHENY LAND TRUST

The Allegheny Land Trust conserves and cares for local land for the health and well-being of current and future generations.

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AUDUBON SOCIETY OF WESTERN PA

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania connects the people of southwestern Pennsylvania to birds and nature through programs, projects, and places.

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FRIENDS OF THE RIVERFRONT

Friends of the Riverfront builds safe, clean, and accessible riverfront trails as part of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system to create and maintain an outstanding experience for trail users while providing economic, environmental, and health benefits to the Pittsburgh region.

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GROUNDED STRATEGIES

Grounded Strategies improves the social, economic, and environmental health of distressed and transitional communities by building capacity to reclaim vacant and underutilized land.

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GROW PITTSBURGH

Grow Pittsburgh is an urban agriculture non-profit with a mission to grow food, teach people how to grow food and promote the benefits gardens bring to our neighborhoods.

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HOLLOW OAK LAND TRUST

Hollow Oak Land Trust protects and connects greenspace through multi-use trail planning and construction with an emphasis in the Pittsburgh Airport Corridor.

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LANDFORCE

Landforce helps restore and maintain land and green assets by providing professionally skilled crews who can assist in environmental management. Crews are made up of people who have faced a variety of barriers entering the workforce.

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PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy.

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PITTSBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden inspires people to value plants, garden design and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions, creating display gardens, conducting educational programs and conserving the environment.

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PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is improving quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with government and the community.

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PLANT FIVE FOR LIFE

Plant Five for Life connects children and families with nature, in collaboration with the health care community, by donating trees at a child's birth, and matching to sites in need of ecological and social services.

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RACHEL CARSON TRAILS CONSERVANCY

The Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy preserves and promotes community trails in Western Pennsylvania through the acquisition, conservation, and stewardship of land for the public benefit.

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RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is building a nation connected by trails and reimagining public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike, and be active outdoors.

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RIVERWISE

RiverWise exists to create a regional identity around the rivers of Beaver County.

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STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

The Student Conservation Association works to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

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TRAIL PITTSBURGH

Trail Pittsburgh strives to provide the residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania with sustainable multi-use trail experiences with minimal environmental impact through advocacy, education, stewardship, and strategic partnerships with land managers.

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TREE PITTSBURGH

Tree Pittsburgh is dedicated to enhancing community vitality by restoring and protecting the urban forest through tree planting and care, education, advocacy, and land conservation.

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VENTURE OUTDOORS

Venture Outdoors aims to inspire, educate and equip. They remove barriers and create access to outdoor experiences.

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WATERSHEDS OF SOUTH PITTSBURGH

Watersheds of South Pittsburgh improves and restores the health and vitality of the streams and communities in the Saw Mill Run and Streets Run Watersheds through outreach, stewardship, and advocacy.

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy protects and restores exceptional places to provide our region with clean waters and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations.

 

ADVISORY MEMBERS

Public agencies and other governmental organizations

The Allegheny Green Web coalition is pleased to have many participating Advisory Members, who are public agencies and other governmental organizations.

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

CHAR-WEST COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

NORTH HILLS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ENGINEERING DISTRICT 11-0

PITTSBURGH DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

QUAKER VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COMMISSION

STEEL RIVERS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

 

Meet our current Volunteer Coordinating Partner

COORDINATING PARTNER

We thank the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for volunteering to be our first AGW Partner coordinator.

 
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VOLUNTEER COORDINATING AGW PARTNER

Contact:

Chris Corbran
Program Coordinator, West Region
Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Address inquiries to: Alleghenygreenweb@gmail.com

In the first years of the Allegheny Green Web’s formation, between 2016-2017, the coalition began as an all-volunteer run initiative. In late 2017 through mid-2022, we had the support of a paid staff member, the Allegheny Green Web Coordinator, who managed and grew the coalition’s operations, strategy, consultant oversight, community outreach/engagement activities, communications, and much more.


Due to the excellent support of our staff member during these early planning years, come mid-2022, we were successfully set up to transition from a planning focus to an implementation focus, where we could once again move forward sustainably as an all-volunteer led coalition—a coalition of implementing partner organizations, collaborating long-term to advance the implementation of the Allegheny Green Web Vision map.


In mid-2022, the coalition agreed that there was a need to have one AGW Partner volunteer each year to coordinate basic coalition operations. Our first and current volunteer coordinating AGW Partner organization is the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). PEC will work with the coalition to ensure the coalition’s basic operations run smoothly, including scheduling our meetings, monitoring our email, organizing our files, and delegating other action items to the various AGW Partners.

 

FUNDING PARTNERS

Our foundation supporters

We are so grateful to our foundation partners for their funding and support over the years. We would like to thank the Allegheny County Parks Foundation for being our coalition's fiduciary sponsor and contract manager (for staff/consultants) between 2017-2022.


Our funding has been used exclusively for staff/consultant time and expenses. Partners, Advisory Members, and other coalition participants have not been funded by the coalition. The Allegheny Green Web does not raise funds to implement projects and programs that are in line with the vision, and rather, that work is conducted by the individual Partners, local municipalities, and other implementers.

 
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GET INVOLVED!

 

BECOME A PARTNER

Non-Governmental Organizations

Become an official Partner of the Allegheny Green Web coalition!


Official Partners are relevant nonprofit, non-governmental organizations who have read and signed our two-page "Partner Commitment Letter." A nonprofit group does not have to sign the letter to be involved in the Allegheny Green Web, but they will not be promoted as an official Partner. You can join us at one of our quarterly, main/full group meetings, and/or become involved in one of our three (3) standing committees. The coalition also has an Executive Committee leadership team.


Through the Allegheny Green Web, nonprofit Partners are building relationships with each other, government agencies, and municipalities. They are collectively strategizing around a shared Vision map, which can lead to new funding and trail/greenway project opportunities for their organizations.

To learn more, and to get involved, please contact us at alleghenygreenweb@gmail.com or through the contact form below.

BECOME AN ADVISORY MEMBER

Governmental Agencies and Organizations

Become an Advisory Member of the Allegheny Green Web coalition!


Advisory Members are relevant public agencies and governmental organizations who participate in the meetings of the coalition as advisors. Advisory Members do not sign any official agreements (such as the "Partner Commitment Letter") to be involved in the Allegheny Green Web. You can join us at one of our quarterly, main/full group meetings, and/or become involved in one of our three (3) standing committees.


Through our work, the Allegheny Green Web is aiming to help implement conservation, outdoor recreation, and alternative transportation-related government plans, and further build on them.

To learn more, and to get involved, please contact us at alleghenygreenweb@gmail.com or through the contact form below.

PARTICIPATE AS A MUNICIPALITY

Municipal Staff and Elected/Appointed Officials

If you are a municipal staff member or official, we want to hear from you!

In 2020, we convened formal planning workshops through the Councils of Governments. In 2021 and onward, we are encouraging municipal representatives, and our Partners and Advisory Members, to continue convening through casual, virtual/video meetings: to discuss your municipality’s unmet needs related to trails and greenways, and to see how our Partners and Advisory Members can help. View the “Project Support” page to learn more.

We are also seeking your input into the developing Public Green Space Connectivity Vision map for Allegheny County, PA, to ensure it is complete, accurate, and reflects your hopes and dreams for your community. Municipalities can use the Vision map to help update or create municipal plans, which can then be used to fundraise for project implementation.

Lastly, check out our growing “Resources” page. If there are resources you are seeking, that are not available on our “Resources” page, we encourage you to let us know, and we will aim to locate and add those resources to the site.

To learn more, and to get involved, please contact us at alleghenygreenweb@gmail.com or through the contact form below.

 
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Allegheny Green Web Coalition

Pittsburgh, PA  

Alleghenygreenweb@gmail.com

The Allegheny Green Web is an all-volunteer led coalition in Allegheny County, PA. Our current volunteer coordinating AGW Partner is the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Please reach out via email or our contact form, and our volunteer coordinating partner will be in touch shortly.

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