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.
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.
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.
In this newsletter: Our mission; Winners and losers in the litter wars; Litter-free Schenley Oval; Litter heavyweight: Picked up 31 tons; Our Chesney concert litter cleanup totaled 48 tons; Our Deutschtown Music Festival tame; On a walk with Michael Dukakis; October's Redd Up/ Pitt MADD huge again; Squirrel Hill volunteers needed; Report mailbox graffiti; "I Litter" awards; Important phone numbers; War on blight; Trash talking; Fort Worth's less litter idea worth a look; The last word
From today's Trib comes a story about a program run by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to farm out maintenance of some vacant city lots to small companies and nonprofits based in the neighborhoods hosting the lots.