We need your help to go Green First in the ‘Burgh!

Two years ago, the Clean Rivers Campaign launched an advocacy campaign to educate our elected officials and the public about the opportunity to create a sustainable and vibrant Pittsburgh by investing in a green first approach to solving our stormwater runoff and...

Pittsburgh City Council Post-Agenda

On November 18th, the Clean Rivers Campaign testified in front of Pittsburgh City Council in a Post-Agenda hearing. CRC supporters filled every seat in the City Council chambers. They listened as experts from local and national organizations explained how families,...

Green Infrastructure News Round-Up #4 October 7, 2013

A New Place for Green Infrastructure to Benefit Cities Cities across the country continue to seek ways to incorporate more green space into their surroundings. Upgrading playgrounds or park space with green infrastructure elements has become a popular way to achieve...

New Orleans Turns to Green Infrastructure for New Water Plan

“The new approach to storm water management is all about living with water instead of constantly trying to get rid of it…” The Thinkprogress.org article, “New Water Plan Could Turn New Orleans into the New Amsterdam” explains New Orleans’s new approach to mitigating...

Green Infrastructure News Round-up #3 September 4, 2013

Why We Must Harness Green Infrastructure – Not Concrete – To Secure Clean Water Triplepundit.com published an article last January about using green infrastructure to address water quality issues in U.S. cities. The article points out that green infrastructure...

D.C. Looks to Green Infrastructure to Address CSOs

Last May, George Hawkins, General Manger of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, spoke to Clean Rivers Campaign supporters during our Beyond Tunnel Vision Speaker Series about his efforts to utilize green infrastructure to solve sewer overflow issues in...

Pittsburgh continues to face problematic flash flooding

Last week, Triblive.com posted an article on the flash flooding happening in our area. In it, many residents and neighborhood officials lament how the storms have affected their homes, businesses, and morale.  The sudden and forceful nature of flash floods pelt...

Milwaukee WI addresses stormwater runoff

The Clean Rivers Campaign is concerned about the water quality here in Pittsburgh due to our combined sewer system which can lead to raw sewage overflowing into our rivers. Many post-industrial cities across the US are facing similar challenges and are discussing what...