Nine Mile Run Watershed Association and StormWorks are now


Healthy ecology, healthy community

At UpstreamPgh, we work to identify smart solutions for our environment that help people live better lives. With a heritage of restoration and stewardship of the Nine Mile Run Watershed, and strong leadership in stormwater management, our actions are rooted in our belief that a healthy ecology is the cornerstone of a healthy community.


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We work to connect people with nature for a positive impact on the environment. From schoolchildren to municipal leaders, scientists to citizens, volunteers to homeowners, a healthy community starts with education, outreach and engagement.

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Our watershed, our stream, our urban tree canopy, our ecosystem. They all deserve a voice. We work to advance new ideas that create change by advocating for policies and practices that further the health of our environment.

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As a regional leader in stormwater management, we work with municipalities, homeowners, private organizations and public entities on services and infrastructure projects that are effective, environmentally responsible, and yes, beautiful.

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  • The team at UpstreamPgh is excited to roll out its 2024-2028 strategic plan. This new plan advances our people-first approach to watershed restoration to uplift climate justice and connect people with the natural environment. We feel the urgency of this moment: the increasing impacts of......

  • April 2024 was nearly Pittsburgh’s rainiest April on record (falling second to 1901), and it’s been the rainiest start to a year since recording began in 1870. Needless to say, it’s been a true test for the UpstreamPgh rain gardens. This past month, our Oakwood......


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GSI Performance Monitoring Dashboard

In the Fall of 2021, the UpstreamPgh team began working with Ethos Collaborative to install monitoring equipment at our Green Stormwater Infrastructure Sites. This dashboard built by CivicMapper and Ethos shows the live data and performance metrics collected by these sensors.