Special Events

Public Forum: Holding Polluters and Regulators Accountable in 2017, Feb. 16

In today’s political climate, it’s more important than ever for citizens to understand how they themselves can go after illegal polluters and use our bedrock environmental laws environmental laws like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.

7:00 pm, Thursday, February 16
University of Pittsburgh’s Barco Law Building, Room 107,
3900 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Join PennEnvironment and national experts who’ve taken on illegal polluters and the agencies that regulate them and won major victories. Learn more about strategies to hold polluting industries accountable in this critical time.

The Panel will consist of:

  • Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director, Environmental Integrity Project
  • Heather Govern, Attorney, National Environmental Law Center
  • Grant MacIntyre, Director, University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic
  • Stephen Riccardi, Western PA Field Organizer, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Free and open to the public. Please register HERE. For more information contact Stephen Riccardi at stephen@pennenvironment.org.

Do YOU Want to Make a Real Difference? – Learn How to Run for Local Office, Feb. 8

In these alarming times progressive organizations like the Sierra Club are encouraging people to run for local offices where significant impact can be had on policies that directly affect our communities. Such local experience can lead to offices with broader influence, but we need to begin at the community level.

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, February 8,
Allegheny County Department of Human Services Building
1 Smithfield St. Liberty Room
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Find out how to file for office, get petitions signed, find your voters, and
run a successful campaign. Then take the action you want to see in your community. Local decisions can be implemented quickly and make a real difference in your community. You will leave the workshop with all the tools and a plan to run and win!

Sponsored by the Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club, this workshop is FREE. Please REGISTER by contacting Lisa Mekovsky at lisamekovsky@gmail.com.

Parking is FREE in a lot next to the building, just off Fort Pitt Blvd. Details will be sent directly to registrants.

Watching Too Much Depressing News? – Take a Hike on Feb. 5

To shake off the concerns of the day and experience the natural world, join what has become an annual 5-6 mile deep winter hike from the Harmony Trail to the Rachel Carson Trail

10:00 am to 2:00 Pm, Sunday February 5.

Start at the Beaver Shelter on Babcock Blvd. in North Park and carpool to the
at the Harmony trailhead on Rt. 910. Follow the Harmony Trail to the Bluebird Trail, to the Braille Trail, to the North Ridge Trail, and end at the Rachel Carson Trail. Moderate difficulty with some modest ascents.

Hot tea, cocoa, and treats afterwards. FREE and open to everyone (no need to sign up)! For more information contact Mark Eyerman at me.2341@yahoo.com.

Sponsored by the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy.

ORGANIZING WORKSHOP: Learn How to React to the Emergence of Fracking in the Mon Valley

Oil and gas infrastructure is expanding into suburban communities including the Mon Valley region. Join us for an Education Workshop to learn what this means for us and how we can work together to protect families and school children from the health risks of shale gas drilling and infrastructure.

6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 30
City of Clairton Municipal Building,
551 Ravensburg Boulevard,
Clairton, PA 15025

Please RSVP here! Light Refreshments will be served.

REACH Mon Valley now has a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter feed so please make sure to Like and Follow them for real time updates, event invitations, or just to connect with other Mon Valley people who care about environmental justice!

For more information contact Adam Tuznik at atuznik@cleanwater.org
Or call (412) 765-3053 x. 202


To protect our environment for years to come, please vote for Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty and encourage your relatives, friends, and co-work to do like-wise.

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