A Hub for Watershed Stewards
Watersheds of South Pittsburgh (WoSPgh) is a rallying point for people who are concerned about the health of their local streams, watersheds, and communities. WoSPgh exists because there is a growing movement among residents who are concerned about increased flooding, unsightly litter and toxic pollution, and abandoned lots or industrial storage areas along Saw Mill Run and Streets Run. Watersheds of South Pittsburgh (WoSpgh) consolidates the knowledge, resources, and passion for improving our local watersheds that was dispersed between smaller organizations with similar missions, including the Saw Mill Run Watershed and Streets Run Watershed Associations. In doing so, WoSPgh has become the leader in the charge to improve the watersheds of both streams. Through the experience of our staff, our dedicated volunteers, and engaged communities, we understand the issues and long-term solutions needed to restore Saw Mill Run and Streets Run while simultaneously improving the communities along their banks.
Our mission is to improve and restore the health and vitality of the streams and communities in the Saw Mill Run and Streets Run Watersheds. We inspire change by providing environmental leadership, engaging citizens in direct action, planning long-term green initiatives, and partnering on key issues that affect the well-being of the watersheds.
We envision greener, healthier communities around the waters that flow through them: clean streams and tributaries, restored floodplains, neighborhoods that have equitable and direct access to green space, and communities that thrive in the absence of repeated flooding.
Collaboration: Successful partnerships between nonprofits, businesses, community groups, local governments, and individual citizens are essential in advancing our mission.
Life-long Learning: We strive to raise awareness about the streams, water quality, and broader issues that impact our watersheds and the communities within them.
Stewardship: Social and environmental responsibility is the foundation of our work at WoSPgh.
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