We are people of all ages. We are a loosely connected group of Pittsburgh residents and merchants who are passionate about picking up litter in our neighborhoods. We are involved in the Redd Up Pittsburgh movement.
Active since March 2005, our band of volunteers is making a big impact. Streets, gutters, sidewalks, grassy places and alleys are cleaner. We started in Shadyside, but our reach goes far beyond Walnut Street. What we accomplish here can be replicated in other neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.
October 16, 2011: Kids from the A. Leo Weil Elementary School in the Hill District, in conjunction with Stash the Trash, picked up over 25 bags of litter and debris as part of the Fall Redd Up in October 2011.
If a picture's worth a thousand words, then we have a lot to say. Check back often, or visit our photo collection for more pictures of litter, and, when things go right, maybe even some glitter.
Do you know of a trouble spot that you'd like to highlight? Snap a picture and mail it to us. Only by identifying the problem can we begin to solve it.
In this newsletter: Our mission; Goats are coming to Polish Hill; "We're watching you"; 3rd Connequenessing Creek cleanup August 23; October 18 Redd Up signups moving along; "Dear Shadyside business owners"; Zero litter enforcement urged; Sign up for a Redd Up zone; Report mailbox graffiti; "I Litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Important phone numbers; Brew with Boris; The last word
Polish Hill received some new visitors last week. Goats from a farm in Saxonburg took up residence on a hillside above Brereton Street and munched on invasive brush and vines as the first step in an 18-month effort by Tree Pittsburgh to restore the hillside.