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Board Elections for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be held at the next general meeting. If you are interested in running for a board position, please contact Brian Oswald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The meeting will be on Tuesday October 7 at the at the St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue at 7PM.
Voting Members of SSSNA are eligible to vote at the October Meeting. Voting Members must be eighteen years old or older and have attended at least two General Meetings this past year. (See By Laws, Article IV, Section 1.)
Join us for the final volunteer day at the old Knoxville Incline Overlook & Trail along Brosville Street.
* Priming and Painting the old bridge
* Finishing the gravel trail from the bridge to Brosville Street
* Cementing benches in place in the meadow area
* Mulching and small plantings in the area
This event is in collaboration with GTECH Strategies ReClaim South Program. http://gtechstrategies.org/projects/reclaim-south-ambassador-project-knoxville-incline-historic-site/
GTECH will be supplying all the tools. We just need volunteers!
Join us at Page’s Dairy Mart to celebrate the end of summer on Tuesday September 16 at 7PM. Come out and enjoy an ice cream with your neighbors while supporting this local institution.
As part of the Pro Walk Pro Bike Conference in Pittsburgh, the Slopes Association will be leading a walk on the Church Route. Let’s clean it up and make it look great for our visitors!
We will also be weeding the Greeley Street Garden (at Greeley St and Josephine St).
Meet at the 18th Street Bend Garden (at the base of the 18th Street Stairs) at 10AM.
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You are invited to join the development team for a second neighborhood gathering as they introduce the updated master plan for the proposed Hackstown Street Residential Development Project, The Villas at Winter Park.
Join us to learn more about this exciting project in your neighborhood, and meet the development team!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery.
If you have questions or comments and are unable to attend the neighborhood meeting, please contact Cipriani Studio’s Outreach Coordinator, Katie Yakich: [firstname.lastname@example.org] [814.602.9728]
Click the link to see the flier for the event: Community Outreach Meeting Flier 2.0
This Saturday August 16, join us for a StepTrek Cleanup. We will meet in South Side Park under the Mission Street Bridge starting at 10AM, then start walking. Students from CMU will be joining us to help with the cleanup.
The Mount Washington CDC Emerald Trail Corps has completed their work on South Side Park for the summer. Here’s an update on the work done from the project manager:
Today I walked the completed trail loop, which includes the lower leg of the paved trail at the southern end of the park, the plateau area and a brief jaunt through the Quarry Field parking lot and along the sidewalk at the end of the field, with a mileage roller. The total trail distance came in at just under a mile (approx .9 mi) at 4,909 feet.
Of that total, the Emerald Trail Corps completed work through reroutes and intensive maintenance on 2,512 feet of trail (just under .5 mi). This is only for portions of trail which we moved a significant amount of dirt to form or reform the trail tread and not trail area brushed or where the existing and remaining tread received light maintenance.
In addition, we removed around 8-10 bags of garbage including broken glass as well as a couple of tires from the trail corridor. We reinforced two water crossing which intersect the trail with rock inlays and shut down at least 300 feet of old trail which was either highly eroded or no longer necessary in the trail plan. We did not keep a count of how many vines were removed or trees we needed to fell in the process of clearing the new trail corridors.
- Thomas D. Guentner, Emerald Trail Corps Project Manager
Now, get out and enjoy the much-improved trail!
In its 14th year, the Pittsburgh StepTrek will begin Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11AM at South Side Park (Josephine & 21st Streets) on the South Side. The event has lasted this long due to the backing of individuals with a curiosity as to what lies at the top or bottom of the numerous public stairs in the neighborhood.
2 self-guided routes will take a tour of the hillsides and spectacular views that distinguish Pittsburgh. The family-friendly event combines photography, historic narrative and a sense of a neighborhood dependent upon steps. Each pre-registered trekker receives a map and course narratives.
For a full description and list of FAQs visit our website: http://www.southsideslopes.org/steptrek/
All proceeds benefit the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association.
As part of our grant award to improve South Side Park, the SSSNA has partnered with the Mount Washington CDC’s Emerald Trail Corps to improve the hiking trails in the park. Pending final city approval, the Emerald Trail Corps will begin working on trail improvements in South Side Park on July 7th and the work will last approximately 3 weeks. The trail corps will be working on sections of Ol’ Renziehausen the trail starting at Quarry Field continuing up to Arlington Field and then down to Bandi Schaum Community Garden. These trail improvements and re-routes will help make the trail system less steep, more user-friendly, and more stable from a water management and erosion control perspective.
As always, you can help the SSSNA keep South Side Park safe by reporting illegal activity including camping and motor biking to 911.
It is illegal to camp or operate a motorized dirtbike in a city park. (city code 473.03-473.04)
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