With over 13,000 acres of Public Parks and land trusts, Allegheny County has a lot of green space that needs taken care of.
Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh have hundreds of miles of river banks that suffer from the act of illegal dumping. The act of Illegal dumping creates significant risks to public health and environmental quality. Environmental degradation is not limited to the public parks and waterways either; neighborhoods and business districts also suffer economically when the local environment is harmed. Litter creates a sense of neglect, reducing property values and inviting property vandalism. Additionally, our urban forests need restored and cared for in order to maintain substantial environmental, social and economic benefits and greatly enhance the quality of life for Pittsburgh residents.