PITTSBURGH, PA (August 2, 2016) Congratulations to Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association, the 2016 Best Block Award winner!
Mayor William Peduto announced that Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association is the winner of the Best Block Award for the most transformative Love Your Block project for 2016, and will receive an additional $2,000 in funds.
This year, the Stanton Heights group created a rain garden in a location along Stanton Avenue strategically chosen to mitigate stormwater runoff. They also repainted the railing of a set of City steps close to the garden site and removed more than 600 pounds of litter from the area. Finally, the group planted vines to grow along a nearby retaining wall, further contributing to stormwater mitigation and improving the appearance of the wall. The Best Block Award will be used to expand this very exciting project for the Stanton Heights neighborhood.
"I am extremely happy to hear that the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association has been awarded the 'Best Block transformation' award. The project along Stanton Avenue not only brings beauty to the neighborhood, but promotes responsible storm water management. It serves as a shining example of what neighbors can do when they come together," said Councilwoman Deborah Gross.
"Congratulations to the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association on the 2016 Best Block Award! Your hard work and dedication to the beautification of your neighborhood is essential to its success. This award is well deserved," said Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess.
The Peduto Administration extends congratulations to the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association, and thanks all neighborhood groups for their hard work. It also thanks Peoples Gas for their generous sponsorship of the Love Your Block program.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Community Affairs Manager
City of Pittsburgh