Restoring the health of the Hazelwood Greenway
Greenways are permanent conservation areas that were designated in the 1980s for steep abandoned hillsides following the collapse of Pittsburgh's steel industry.
In 2020, the Pittsburgh Greenways Partnership Program was created using the Hazelwood Greenway as a pilot program to show how greenways could improve social equity and climate resilience if communities were given financial support to maintain them. The great success of the program lead to an additional award of $433,000 to the City of Pittsburgh from the National Recreation and Parks Association to expand greenway restoration efforts in the city. Hazelwood Initiative is currently working with its partners and residents to plan continued restoration efforts for 2022.