Pittsburgh Cut Flower Project
About the Property
The former Pittsburgh Cut Flower property is located along Bakerstown Road in Richland Township. It consists of approximately 150 acres of meadows, pond and woodlands which will be permanent green space, and nearly 30 acres of abandoned buildings and greenhouses which are currently being demolished to make the property safe and available to be recycled for an economic development use.
These photos show the property in its current state. (Click on any photo for a larger view.)
Local Fund Raising Campaign
Allegheny Land Trust has launched a community campaign to raise $140,000 of local funds to match foundation and public grants to purchase the former Pittsburgh Cut Flower property in Richland Township, Allegheny County. Local Community support has been outstanding! So far, more than $30,000 has been raised since the campaign began! Individuals and businesses are participating in the following ways:
- A $2,500 challenge grant from Tall Timbers Tree Experts of Gibsonia has been met.
- The Orchard Park community is selling luminaria kits, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the PCF project. $4,000 raised to date.
- Jewart’s Gymnastics on Wildwood Road and their New Hope Foundation which raises money for local non-profits through fun events have contributed $2,500.
- High school students are canvasing door-to-door.
Funding Grants Update
Since the campaign began, $1,024,500 in direct and matching grants has been raised towards our goal of $1.4 million, with major support from the Colcom Foundation, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, Laurel Foundation, Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Additional grants are pending and more proposals are being submitted.
How You Can Help
Your help is needed to raise $140,000 in local matching funds. “No amount is too small,” says Roy Kraynyk, Allegheny Land Trust’s Land Protection Director. “The number of people who give is as important as the amount because it indicates wide community support which the major funders love to see.” You can donate easily and quickly online using a major credit card or through your PayPal account. (Please note: You DO NOT need to have a PayPal account to use this service. Just select “Don’t have a PayPal account?” on the Check Out pages.)
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