|West Penn Park - Invasive Species Management
Please join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for a volunteer event at West Penn Park where we will focus on removing invasive vines to preserve the forest canopy.
Meeting Location: West Penn Field parking lot on Kenney Way (https://maps.app.goo.gl/YccPBC3QgAMXLj2R6?g_st=ic)
Parking: Lot available on site
Work Description: We will be using hand tools to cut invasive woody vines which threaten to tear down branches and ultimately kill established trees in West Penn Park. Gloves and tools will be provided by the PPC.
Safetey: Work will occur off-trail on a sloped area of West Penn Park. Sturdy close-toed shoes and long pants are required. Ticks, poison ivy, and thorny vegetation may be present on site; pants and long sleeve offer an important first layer of protection. We will also have bug spray on site for volunteers to use.
IMPORTANT: Please click here to read the safety guidelines, Hold Harmless and Release of Liability Waiver.Please note that a photographer may be on-site to capture photos and video from the program. The photos/video captured may be used to help the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy further promote its mission. Please advise the photographer on-site if you DO NOT want your photo/video taken.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is currently following all CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The Parks Conservancy asks program and special event attendees to follow all current safety measures outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. Please note that the Conservancy cannot be held liable for any exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, the Conservancy cannot guarantee that program and special event attendees will not become infected by the coronavirus/COVID-19.
Release and Indemnity Note: By attending this event, I agree to release the City of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and their employees (collectively the "CITY" or the "PPC") and agree to indemnify and hold the CITY and PPC, harmless from all claims, damages, or actions of any kind which might result from participation in, or attendance at, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Events resulting from any of the CITY's or the PPC's acts of omissions whether negligent or otherwise.