We’re on Twitter (and Facebook!)

Want quick updates from the Parks Conservancy, like when you can join us for a volunteer day or where we’re working in the parks? Check us out on Twitter, where we’ve engaged the one and only Phil Gruszka, our Director of Park Management and Maintenance, to tell us what’s happening in the parks on a regular basis.  So not only can you play Where’s Phil?, you’ll be the first to know when a new event is taking place and you can participate.

We also have a Facebook page, where you can officially declare yourself a fan of the Parks Conservancy.  And if you want to help get the word out, we also have a Causes page, where you can recruit and donate to the restoration of Pittsburgh’s parks.

One last online promo: we’ve just kicked off a matching donation campaign for our new trails restoration project that’s starting next year.  If you donate online now, your donation will bring in FIVE TIMES the original amount due to a federal matching grant.  So your gift of $25 becomes $125 towards the improvement of trails and bridges in Frick, Highland, Riverview, and Schenley Parks.  This is going to be a huge project that will benefit both park users and the overall ecology of the parks, and it’s an investment whose results you’ll begin to see in 2009.  To make sure your donation counts for the 4:1 match, select Trails Federal Match from the drop-down menu on the donation page. 

Thanks for supporting the parks–whether it’s by finding us online and telling your friends, or through a financial contribution, it is all appreciated!

These trails in Schenley Parks Panther Hollow Valley are virtually impassable due to years of deterioration.  The Panther Hollow area is scheduled to be the pilot location for trail improvements in 2009.

These trails in Schenley Park's Panther Hollow Valley are virtually impassable due to years of deterioration. The Panther Hollow area is scheduled to be the pilot location for trail improvements in 2009.

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