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Citizens Against Litter

Who are we?

We are people of all ages. We are a loosely connected group of Pittsburgh residents and merchants who are passionate about picking up litter in our neighborhoods. We are involved in the Redd Up Pittsburgh movement.

Active since March 2005, our band of volunteers is making a big impact. Streets, gutters, sidewalks, grassy places and alleys are cleaner. We started in Shadyside, but our reach goes far beyond Walnut Street. What we accomplish here can be replicated in other neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.

Litter around town: Dithridge Street litter

Dithridge Street litter

July 5, 2011: Residents of Oakland's Dithridge Street are none too happy about this mess left behind by an inconsiderate neighbor.

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then we have a lot to say. Check back often, or visit our photo collection for more pictures of litter, and, when things go right, maybe even some glitter.

Submissions encouraged

Do you know of a trouble spot that you'd like to highlight? Snap a picture and mail it to us. Only by identifying the problem can we begin to solve it.

Entertaining Litter-ature

Round 7 "Love Your Block" grant recipients announced

Mayor William Peduto today announced the 14 organizations that will receive funding for the seventh round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a servePGH initiative. Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot, Peoples Gas and PNC, the City awards $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets.

For the complete list of grant recipients, visit the City of Pittsburgh website.

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Neighborhood News

Blight-fighting tools

The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT), a University of Pittsburgh-led initiative to coordinate the activities of the municipalities that comprise the Pittsburgh urban region, has been studying ways that communities can effectively combat blight. An article in their most recent newsletter, "CONNECT Fights Blight" details the latest news in their ongoing campaign, and offers communities an opportunity to take part in an innovative sharing of legal services.

And on July 24, more than 150 local government officials and housing advocates attended a "Blight to Bright" seminar to learn more about how to effectively fight blight.

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