Save Girty's Woods

Protecting Central Woodlands

We've launched efforts to protect 155 acres in Reserve Township to preserve community character, offer passive recreation opportunities, absorb heavy rainwater that would otherwise overwhelm Girty’s Run watershed, and maintain wildlife habitat.

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Save Local Land

Protect This Community Asset

We're working to protect 148 acres of green space that would transform the identity of the Penn Hills & Churchill communities. Get involved in forever protecting the Churchill Valley Greenway for the health, well-being, and enjoyment of current and future generations.

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Coronavirus COVID-19

ALT's Updates Per the Coronavirus

We wish all in our communities well during this uncertain time. Please follow this link to find our ongoing updates on ALT's events, conservation area access, and organizational activities and efforts during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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New Land Protected

Meet the New Bethel Green Conservation Area

Together, with the community, we've just saved 40.5 acres of surprisingly secluded green space in Bethel Park. An amazing example of nature's ability to recover, this green space is now permanently protected for the benefit of current and future generations of area residents.

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Improve Our Water

Learn About Our Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Planning

We're in the beginning stages of producing a Rivers Conservation & Stewardship Plan for the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed. Our goal is to create a viable plan that can be implemented and maintained by and for the communities it serves.

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Make a Lasting Difference

Campaign for Conservation

In order to address our region's staggering loss of green space, we've launched a Campaign for Conservation to ensure we're protecting our region's vital lands. Your contribution to this 3-year campaign can help unlock $1.5 million in matching funds for land conservation specifically.

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Who We Are

Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization helping local people save local land in the Pittsburgh Region. Protecting more than 2,500 acres of green space in Allegheny and Washington Counties, ALT works to protect land of significant value to our region’s unique scenic landscape, biodiversity, and water quality. Additionally, ALT protects land to improve quality of life for current and future generations by offering recreational and educational opportunities.

With the support of neighbors, we're proud to report:

2,700+ Acres of Green Space Protected
736 Volunteers Logged Last Year
67,000 Trees Protected Last Year

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We'd love for you to hike, bike, bird-watch, mushroom-hunt, and more at our green spaces. Don't forget to check out facts, maps, and rules before you go. Tag us on social media after you go!

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What's Happening

Inequity in Our Ecosystem

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PROTECTING 155 ACRES IN GIRTY’S RUN WATERSHED

Together with the community, ALT is working to protect 155 acres of green space in Reserve Township near Millvale and Shaler.

The Current Global Pandemic

last updated 6/18/2020 at 9 a.m. The health, wellness and safety of all ALT visitors, volunteers and staff are our…(Read More)

Getting Little Feet WET: Teacher Professional Development

Developed specifically for teachers working with young children (ages 3-6) in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little…(Read More)

Sewickley StoryWalk®: Audubon Greenway

Take the family for a walk through this space and enjoy one of three different nature picture books! A StoryWalk®…(Read More)

ALLEGHENY LAND TRUST TO PROTECT BETHEL GREEN

February 10, 2020 | For Immediate Release Bethel Park, PA – Local non-profit land conservation organization Allegheny Land Trust (ALT)…(Read More)

ALLEGHENY LAND TRUST PROTECTS LAND ALONG MONTOUR TRAIL

October 17, 2019 | For Immediate Release Moon Township, PA – Local land conservation non-profit Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) has…(Read More)

June 19 Community Meeting, Big Sewickley Creek

June 1, 2019 For Immediate Release PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT BY LOCAL NONPROFIT FOR WATERSHED PLANNING PROJECT Sewickley, PA – Local…(Read More)

WPRDC & ALT Release Tool for Public Access

Sewickley, PA – Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) and the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC) have just launched Urban Greenprint,…(Read More)

Land Trust Protects Scenic 12-Acre Farm

Indiana Township, PA – Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) and landowner Susan Orenstein worked together to protect 12 acres in Indiana…(Read More)

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We always need volunteers on our green spaces to monitor boundaries, remove invasive species, plant native species, manage trash, and maintain trails. We also have special indoor projects, and other flexible opportunities. Contact us to become an ALT volunteer!

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