As part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Makes a Difference Day, the Central Northside received two busloads of Pitt volunteers to help clean up their neighborhood and complete a total of seven projects. The 65 students, along with 15 neighborhood volunteers did the following projects:
- Drovers Repose Garden (Taylor and Brighton): Three shrubs were planted and six yards of mulch spread.
- Brighton Road Garden: Weeding and spreading eight yards of mulch.
- Mechanics Retreat Park: Pruning, installation of soaker hoses for next year and spreading three yards of mulch.
- Alpine Gardens: Weeding and cleaning.
- Children’s Garden: Mulching.
- Alley and street clean up. 45 bags of litter and organic debris were collected along with about four yards of loose organic debris.
“[The students] always are a lot of fun to work with and like the name of their program, they come determined to make a difference,” John Engle said in an e-mail. This is the students’ third year of helping out the Central Northside.
All photos courtesy John Engle of the Central Northside Neighborhood Council.