19 May '11, 9am

#Pgh is reinventing itself with an eye towards nature and green building... (cc: @go_gba)

#Pgh is reinventing itself with an eye towards nature and green building... (cc: @go_gba)

operates four huge parks in and around the city. In addition to these, the conservancy is involved in other initiatives, like the Urban Eco-stewards Training program, which teaches about the area's nature and also offers insights into living a more Earth-friendly life. The parks are easily accessible. Frick Park features 500-plus acres of wooded forests and hills that are crisscrossed with trails. There is also an onsite environmental education center. Highland Park is known for its classic gardens, reservoir and also as the home of the Pittsburgh Zoo. Riverview Park is another popular wooded spot (in North Pittsburgh) that has a host of trails that run along (or up-and-down) the steep slopes that lead down to the riverbed. The final member of Pittsburgh's Big Four is Schenley Park. This park is more of a civic space, with skating and regular events, but there are plenty o...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/destinat...

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TGIF means... Nature Photo of the Week! Enjoy:

TGIF means... Nature Photo of the Week! Enjoy:

blog.nature.org 20 May '11, 12pm

Blue sky, a tremendous waterfall and a brilliant rainbow… what more could a person ask for? Flickr user gdcall14 captured ...