Rusty Storm Drain, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Darren Hester’s photostream

Where are the best places to locate “green infrastructure” in Squirrel Hill? There will be a public meeting on Wednesday, June 1st to both provide information about green infrastructure and to get your ideas on specific places to put these locations in Squirrel Hill. The meeting is being hosted by the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC), with a mini-grant from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA). There will be presentations from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University researchers, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and Stormworks.


Storm Water, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ photostream

In addition to presentations, there will also be a Q&A session. Informational tables will be hosted by Stormworks’ Brittany Miller (Rain Barrel Exhibit), Carnegie Mellon University’s Karrah Beck (“Slope Mapping for GI Solutions in Squirrel Hill”), SHUC’s Chris Zurawsky (Philips/Murray plaza and Forward/Murray GI proposals), and City Councilmember Dan Gilman’s office’s Erika Strassburger (Wightman Playground GI proposal).

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition requests that you please RSVP with your plans to attend at or at their Facebook event page.

You can see a tentative agenda for the event here (times and speakers subject to change).

Stormwater and Green Infrastructure (GI) Community Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill, 5801 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217