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Get Involved & Outdoors for Earth Day

Earth Day is a global day of action to focus on the health of our environment. It’s a great day to think globally, and act locally to restore the Earth. Venture Outdoors has teamed up with other local nonprofits to help make these efforts extend beyond April 22nd.

Get involved not JUST in April, but all Spring, and Summer long. We’ll be sure to make it fun with kayaking, lunches, hikes, bike rides, and games.

How to get involved

Stewardship Tuesdays with Grow Pittsburgh

Every 2nd Tuesday April – Aug, 9am – 12pm | FREE 

Help Grow Pittsburgh get ready for the harvest and maintain the gardens at Braddock Farms. All you need to bring is a good attitude and desire to help keep our gardens growing! No heavy lifting is required. Stewards will be treated to a farm to table meal.

Stewardship Thursday with Grow Pittsburgh

Every 2nd Thursday April – Aug, 9am – 12pm | FREE 

Help Grow Pittsburgh get ready for the harvest and maintain the gardens at Braddock Farms. All you need to bring is a good attitude and desire to help keep our gardens growing! No heavy lifting is required. Stewards will be treated to a farm to table meal.

Stewardship Fridays with Grounded Strategies

Every 3rd Friday, April – Sept, 9am – 12pm | FREE 

Help Grounded Strategies implement community beautification efforts in Homewood, which is densely populated but under maintained by the City. No heavy lifting is required. We’ll have some fun AND partake in stewardship.

Stewardship Saturdays with Tree Pittsburgh

Every 4th Saturday April – Sept, 9am – 2pm | FREE 

Save a tree with your bike and Tree Pittsburgh! Bike along the Eliza Furnace Trail each month (about 3 miles) to help plant a dense forest of resilient urban trees in the buffer zones between the trail and the highways. Make the trail more enjoyable by increasing air quality, and reducing traffic noise.

FULL: Clean Up Boat Ride with Allegheny Cleanways

April 22 6 – 8pm | FREE | Ages 50+

Yup, you get to ride the boat! Ride with Allegheny Cleanways through Duck Hollow to clean up our rivers. Since 200 they’ve been a community driven dumpsite, litter and cleanup. *one time event

FULL: Clean Up Night Paddle

May 28, 6 – 8:30pm | FREE | Some paddling experience required

Let’s clean up our waterways. Trip Leaders will kick off the paddle with an overview, then divide everyone into teams to clean up the river. We always find some gnarly stuff. 😀

Become a Volunteer

Looking for more ways to get involved? Become a Venture Outdoors Trip leader! Don’t be shy! We’ll train you in Outdoor Leadership so you’re prepared to lead others in a love of nature.

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