11/18/2020 – Saw Mill Run Stream Cleanup

Recently, Moody employee and Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) Three Rivers Chapter Vice-Chair, Amanda Love, participated in the Saw Mill Run Stream Cleanup with SWEP board members and volunteers. This event was hosted by the Watersheds of South Pittsburgh (WoSPgh) in their ongoing effort to restore and conserve this urban watershed. During the stream cleanup, small teams worked to remove non-natural debris from the stream substrate and banks. Items found by the SWEP team included miscellaneous metal, rebar, sandbags, plastic bags, bottles and cans, a tire iron, a car bumper, and a child’s scooter! WoSPgh is working with Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PGH20) on the Saw Mill Run Stream Restoration Project which aims to restore heavily eroded stream banks and stabilize stream bank slopes, improve channel design for ecological benefits, and repair storm sewer outlets that discharge directly into the stream during significant precipitation events. Two sites have been completed in 2020 and more efforts are underway. Learn more about WoSPgh efforts and volunteer opportunities here: https://wospgh.org/.