Join Allegheny Cleanways with REI and Freinds of the Riverfront in the Annual Southside Riverfront Park Clean Up
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to remove debris from the Monongahela Riverfront along the south side of Pgh , and Trail Maintenance
We will be working all day rain or shine
Refreshments and Supplies will be provided
Contact Allegheny Cleanways for more info
A side note this event needs cyclist to widen the cleaned area of trail
This reminds me… I noticed CSX has dumped a bunch of wooden railroad ties alongside the river, essentially just into the forest a bit between the bike trail and the river. From what I read, those wooden ties have a bunch of toxic chemicals in them to act as preservatives and keep insects out
I actually could potentially use some of those. I have a retaining wall made of similar, but deeply rotted ties (to the point I have to assume these would be better). I also have a place I really ought to build a retaining wall.
I won’t be growing vegetables for consumption in adjacent dirt. They’re just there to be big, heavy, and decay very, very slowly.
Stu, do you have a fairly clear idea of the closest roadway access?Having two guys per tie is going to be a whole lot more practical than one, I’ve handled them solo before… but it only works when they’re very dry. They certainly weren’t 150 pounds then, but it still sucked.
I know your motto is “anything but the car”, but I’m going to make an exception here :) Going to take some measurements to see if my wife’s Jeep can handle these or I need to get my hands on a truck. Depends on how many we’re hauling probably… let me know your parameters.
I won’t be able to do this for a while with passover coming up (which sadly means I won’t be able to make the cleanup day), but I assume they’ll still be there and I’ll be able to contribute a little this way.
I rode by on Friday and there’s actually a pile of them stacked up near where you’d break through the fence/cross the tracks if you were going to that ice cream place. Probably about 100 right there. Some have moss growing on them