Students tackle trash and invasive weeds along the riverfronts

By April 16, 2012Blog

Point State Park and the Mon Wharf spruced up during volunteer day with Point Park students, Riverlife

A hearty thanks to the 20 student volunteers from Point Park University who volunteered their time on Saturday, April 14th to tackle weeds and litter in Point State Park and the Mon Wharf Landing!Point Park student volunteers pose along the Mon Wharf Landing

The students teamed up with staff from Riverlife and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to identify and eradicate invasive weeds in the Point State Park woodlands. Several hours and dozens of full trash bags later, the volunteers did a sweep of the Mon Wharf Landing, picking up litter and debris on their way back to campus. The cleanup activities were part of Point Park’s Pioneer Day of volunteerism.

Riverlife applauds Point Park for fostering a spirit of community service and stewardship for Pittsburgh’s riverfront parks. Check out photos of the students in action at our Facebook page.