Another Highland Park Reservoir Duck Update

Another Highland Park Reservoir Duck Update

You remember there is a situation at the Reservoir with ducklings dying? After a lot of back and forth, I have a formal response from PWSA. Two key facts They have established a ‘hotline’ of sorts for people to report wildlife (and other) emergencies to a 24/7 dispatch team at 412-255-2423 (note, I have no idea if […]

Update on Highland Park Reservoir Ducklings – Why Is The Water Level So Low?

Last week, I blogged about a situation in the Highland Park Reservoir – ducklings were dying and their bodies left floating in the water. We have a positive update, but lots of questions. First, the good news. Another set of hatchlings (5 in total) seem to be doing well so far. Mama duck is scooting […]

Response From PWSA: Highland Park Ducklings

Ducklings Highland Park

The Highland Park Reservoir is a regulated drinking water source managed by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. PWSA shares your concern about the ducklings and their inability to exit the reservoir. We’re exploring solutions that would help them get out of the water and over the wall of the reservoir to exit safely. Please […]

#AMPLIFY Teams Up With Goodwill For Reuse Fundraiser, Highlights Green in Pride Rainbow

Donate Your Gently Used Items To Support The #AMPLIFY LGBTQ Project! DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2017 TIME: 10 AM – 12 PM LOCATION: Persad Center Rear Parking Lot – 5301 Butler Street, Suite 100 Lawrenceville 15201 A percentage of the proceeds from this collection will support the storytelling efforts of #AMPLIFY. How to Help Organize […]

Cherry Blossoms in Pittsburgh

Learning about Pittsburgh’s very own Cherry Blossom groves in North Park has been one of my favorite experiences in my adult Pittsburgh years. I went to college in D.C. so I saw a lot of blossoms. Oh, so many blossoms. Then I moved to Louisiana and saw so many magnolias. I took it all for […]

Here’s a Video of Our Door

Most Wanted Fine Art Contracting

I can’t think of anything to blog about today. My mind is reeling between topics including the #BlackLivesMatter protests and the disclosure about Rolling Stone’s botched story on sexual assault. I’m also coping with some minor home renovations and – toughest of all – the looming surgery my 13 year old dog will have on […]

Adventures in CSA: Chapter One

CSA share

This summer, Ledcat and I took the plunge and signed up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share through Kretschmann Farm. We get one delivery of fruits/veggies a week plus one chicken per month.  Today, Ledcat picked up our first delivery. How exciting. We had no real idea what to expect, but here’s what arrived:   […]

Neighborhood Welfare, the Animal Rescue League and Examples from Manchester

Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

I didn’t intend to write this post because I don’t live in Homewood and I can’t articulate what would be in the best interests of those who do. Then I saw the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette weighed in on the matter so I thought I would, too. You can read more details here about community response to […]

“Green” Things To Know During Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning Pittsburgh

I was browsing through the latest post from long-lost-cousin Jolie Kerr’s feature “Ask a Clean Person” on Jezebel when I realized that April is the month she’s designated to deep clean the bathroom. That reminds me of some very important Earth Day type reminders for all you cleaning freaks out there. First, do not dispose […]

Persuasion is Spelled with Three R’s

recycling

If you could persuade people to do one thing right now, what would it be? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Here’s why –  this is a change in behavior that requires a lot of attention to detail, planning, read of labels and so forth. It even requires some moderate increase in physical activity. So it has immediate […]