Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pittsburgh Public Schools Getting More Green Space

Through a $1.5 million dollar grant from the Grable Foundation the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will be adding green space to every Pittsburgh Public School. The four year implementation process will add open green spaces, quiet spaces with plants and seating for students and teachers, active play spaces with natural surfaces, additional trees, and green fences and walls enhanced with vegetation. The greening efforts have been in a planning phase since November of 2007 when the grant was secured and 12 pilot projects were completed at separate schools during 2008. The imitative will complete approximately 18 projects annually from 2009 through 2011.

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