806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Neighborhood Clean-ups and Planting Begin

Our first clean-up will be on Saturday, April 28th. Meet at 9:00 am at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue to get coffee and supplies. Or, just attack an area that you think needs work (and most of our alleys definitely fit in this category!) Hope to see many of you there!

Babb, Inc. has again generously offered their time and energy to helping plant and mulch the AW parklet on May 23rd. We hope to be able to plant and mulch some of the tree wells along Western Avenue as well, so if you can volunteer some of your time that day, we’d welcome your help. Please contact Trish Burton or Diane Caruso (see here for info).

Alleyway-Focused Neighborhood Cleanup!

A special thanks to Dr. Dan, Eleanor Coleman and Ann Gilligan – and any anonymous workers!–for weeding and picking up litter throughout the neighborhood. This has made all of our jobs easier.

In anticipation of the Alleys, Axles & Ales tour on September 23rd, we’re asking that EVERYONE help to rid the alleys behind their properties of weeds and litter – most are in terrible need of attention right now! Anyone needing trash bags and gloves (can be delivered to your front door) should email Trish at

Thanks for your continuing help in beautifying Allegheny West!

Trish Burton/Diane Caruso

Neighborhood Cleanup

This month’s neighborhood cleanup will take place on May 20th at 9:00 am. Meet at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue. This event is BYOB – bring your own broom, that is! (And gardening gloves, too!)

Contact Trish Burton with any questions: or (412) 523-9402. We’ll see you on the 20th!

Neighborhood Cleanup

April 22nd is Earth Day, and Allegheny West will celebrate by holding its first clean-up day.

Meet at the Allegheny West office at 806 Western Avenue for coffee and breakfast treats and to gather some trash bags and gloves. If you have your own gloves, brooms, and tools, please bring them! Begin to look for areas in the neighborhood that need to be freshened after the winter. We’ll also have a group that will attack the leaves in the parklet at the corner of Brighton and Western.

Contact Trish Burton with any questions: or (412) 523-9402. We’ll see you on the 22nd!

Neighborhood Cleanups

There is no neighborhood cleanup in November. Last-Saturday-of-the-month cleanups will resume in the spring of 2017. Thanks to all who have come out for the cleanups in 2016. And thank you to Michael Shealey for organizing the cleanups!

October Neighborhood Cleanup

The October neighborhood clean-up will be held on the last Saturday of the month, October 29th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. The focus of this month’s clean up will be on clearing and preparing the parklet in preparation for winter. For those who wish to garden, please bring your own gloves and tools. Meet at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.

Questions? Contact Michael Shealey.

Allegheny Commons Volunteer Event

Allegheny Commons

Hey Friends!

We are still looking for more volunteers for next week’s Allegheny Commons Volunteer Event! We will be doing some weeding, mulching and litter pick up from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, September 22nd. Come out, even if it’s just for 20 minutes and join us!

We only have 3 folks signed up thus far, I am looking for at least 15! Register here.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions! Thanks and SEE YOU IN THE PARK =)

Erin Tobin
Community Outreach Coordinator

Volunteer Opportunity

Join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for a volunteer event in Allegheny Commons in the evening of Thursday, September 22nd from 5:00–7:00 pm. Volunteers will be weeding and mulching trees around the park as well as doing some litter pick up. PPC will provide all tools, gloves, supplies and water needed for the event. To register, visit

Volunteers Needed for Babb Clean Up

Location: Parklet at Western Avenue & Brighton Road
Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: Michael Shealy

Volunteers Needed for Babb Clean Up and Gardening Day on Thursday, July 14th

On Thursday, July 14th from 9:00 to 12:00, Babb Insurance will have 10 employee volunteers working to clean up and to garden in AW as part of an annual give-back-to-the community day. 3-4 volunteers from AW are needed to work with and to assist in the coordination of the Babb volunteers. This is an opportunity to work with people who are our neighbors only during the work day, but nevertheless, want to make a contribution to our neighborhood. Let’s say “Thank you.” in the best way possible by getting out and working with them. Meet at the parklet and work as long or as little as you like. If you wish to participate, please contact Michael at or simply show up at the parklet. Lunch (pizza and drinks) will be provided.

Neighborhood Cleanup

Submitted by Michael Shealey

Saturday, July 30th 9:00 – 11:00 am
806 Western Avenue

There will be a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, July 30th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Meet at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue. If you wish to do gardening in the parklet at this time, then please bring your own gardening tools. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Michael at with questions.