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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.

Learn more about our initiatives and the projects that bring engagement to life.

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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.

Learn more about our initiatives and the projects that bring plan/build to life.


  • by Tom Batroney P.E., C.F.M., UpstreamPgh Board Member & Senior Water Resources Engineer at HDR In a somewhat forgotten chapter of American history, the G.M. Hopkins Company in the latter half of the 19th century went up and down much of the eastern seaboard of......

  • 90.5 WESA – Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh officials are acting quickly to replace the collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge. While that has some concerned about a rushed idea for the bridge’s aesthetic, others are sounding the alarm about what an accelerated project could mean for Fern Hollow......


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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.


Garden and Landscape Design Services

Rain barrels. Stormwater-friendly landscape design. Pollinator and rain garden design. You can bring smart, beautiful, ecology-minded activities home with UpstreamPgh’s team of landscape designers and stormwater experts. Let us help you make the most of your property and its natural environment. We work across the region. Let us think upstream for you.

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Rain Barrels
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Native Landscape Design
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Rain Garden Design
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Pollinator Garden Design