Churchill Valley Greenway
Protecting Local Land
We are working in cooperation with local community members to acquire and permanently conserve one of the largest remaining green spaces in Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs for the health, well-being, and enjoyment of current and future residents. Projects like these have the potential to enhance the long-term attractiveness and viability of local municipalities.
ALT currently has an exclusive contract to purchase and permanently protect this rare, outstanding green space.
The 148-acre Churchill Valley Greenway sits on the former Churchill Valley Country Club spanning Beulah Road in the municipalities of Churchill and Penn Hills. Abandoned for approximately a decade, the country club site has begun reverting to natural green space, and is already home to many species of native flora and fauna. Area residents already make use of former cart paths and forged trails; the site is also adjacent to the Bullock Pens Park and Blackridge Civic Association.
ALT has a funding plan that includes state and private grant requests (pending), funding from local businesses and foundations, and, most importantly, support from the local community. We need $100,000 in support from individual community members to provide required local matching funds and to demonstrate local support to other potential funders. Please join the effort and make your tax-deductible contribution today.
For more information on the project, please find a presentation below and FAQ here. The presentation is best viewed in full screen mode. Find news coverage on the green space project by clicking on the following links: Tribune Review [May 8], PA Environmental Digest [July 2], WTAE [July 3], City Paper [July 12], WTAE Editorial Board’s Vote of Support [July 26], and WESA [Aug 5], and the Sewickley Herald [Aug 27].
Current Community Fundraising Status