200 New Trees And Flowers Planted At Point State Park On Earth Day

Entercom Pittsburgh donated and installed the plants

Andrew Limberg
April 23, 2019 - 12:32 pm
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PITTSBURGH - The Team at Entercom Pittsburgh (KDKA Radio, 93.7 The Fan, Star 100.7 and Y108) came together Monday to celebrate Earth Day by doing something to help improve our local environment and eco-system.

The team gathered at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh to plant 200 trees and flowers native to Western Pennsylvania and help restore the area to its natural eco-system.

They planted the same plants that would’ve been at the site in the mid-18th century and they will provide great ecological benefits to the area, they include coneflower, hazelnut, coreopsis, joe pye weed, bur oak, elderberry and more!

The trees and plants reduce pollution, attract wildlife and can even cool down our city during the hot summer months.

Point State Park Manager Jake Weiland says the newly installed flowers and trees are close to the Great Lawn in the Allegheny and Monongahela beds. He adds the beds are raised about 14 to 16 inches above the soil Ft. Duquesne, Pitt and other sat one so the artifacts underneath remain undisturbed.

The team of over 40 also took time to remove dandelions and other weeds and also participated in the gradual removal of invasive species like thistle and garlic mustard.

Entercom is dedicated to the environment and improving the place where we all live….Earth.

“If everyone would do one thing to improve the environment every day, our world would be a better place to live in for generations to come.”

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