EARTH DAY 2021

Saluting Rachel Carson and A SILENT SPRING Essay and photos by Patricia Zick @PCZick “All mankind is in her debt.” Sen Abraham Rubicoff in 1964 after the death of Rachel Carson You might ask who is Rachel Carson? I had heard of her prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 2010, but I wasn’t completely awareContinue reading “EARTH DAY 2021”

SAYING GOOD-BYE TO #PITTSBURGH

Nearly seven years ago, Pittsburgh took me by surprise when it grabbed my heart and squeezed. All I knew of the city came from my college geography and history classes. At the time, I was struck by the role of rivers in the formation of cities. Pittsburgh doesn’t just have one river, but three, andContinue reading “SAYING GOOD-BYE TO #PITTSBURGH”

Ohio River Watershed Celebration – Eleven Years of Good Stuff

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Rivers are vital to our lives. For decades, as we grew into an industrialized nation, we gave little regard to what we put into those rivers. Now, we understand we cannot destroy what gives us life. As a result, many of our rivers are slowly improving as we balance the needsContinue reading “Ohio River Watershed Celebration – Eleven Years of Good Stuff”