Creating Sustainable Solutions
to Local Challenges
BACKYARD HABITATS NEIGHBORHOOD SERIES
Upcoming Educational Events
Supporting Pollinators, May 12, 7pm – register here
Pollination is an extremely critical component for successful reproduction in plants. Discover the fascinating survival strategies plants use to lure pollinators critical to seed production and how you can support these species in your yard with native plants.
Backyard Biodiversity, June 16, 7 pm – register here
Did you know that your background can serve as an important part in keeping our local ecosystems healthy? This program shows people how to select native plants for their backyards, creating a beautiful wildlife habitat.
These programs will be offered free to residents of Garfield, Glassport, McKeesport, and Wilkinsburg. They will take place online, please register to be sure that you receive the link to join the program.
Promoting Natural Habitats with Home Gardens
In 2021, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) and SRCOG offered FREE Certified Backyard Habitats with pollinator gardens for residents of Glassport and McKeesport.
Participating households received pollinator bundles of native plants (over $100 value) and enrolled in ASWP’s Certified Backyard Habitat (CBH) program. The CBH program helps people to transform their yards and patios into an oasis for pollinators and birds. By creating Backyard Habitats, residents not only get to enjoy more natural beauty, but also support local birds, pollinators, and wildlife.
Financial and other support for the Community Conservation Through Backyard Habitat project has been provided by the Department of Environmental Portection’s 2020 Environmental Education Program.