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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  • At UpstreamPgh we believe that healthy ecology leads to healthy communities. Established as an organization in 2001, we’ve taken pride in stewarding the Nine Mile Run Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, when it was completed in 2006 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This $7.7 million......

  • 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......


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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.