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Phone: 412-371-8779
702 S. Trenton Avenue
Pennsylvania 15221

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Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh's East End, Wilkinsburg, Swissvale, Edgewood

Programs: This is a major residential stormwater management demonstration project.  Phase I, completed in 2006, was funded by 3 Rivers Wet Weather and installed 500 Canadian Riversafe barrels on homes throughout the watershed.  Phase II, begun in 2007, is funded by the R.K. Mellon Foundation and the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection through the Growing Greener Program.  Phase II features a re-designed 133 gallon barrel manufactured locally from recycled plastic and includes monitoring protocols to help determine how effective rain barrels are as a stormwater mitigation tool.


The mission of the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association is to ensure the restoration and protection of the Nine Mile Run watershed through citizen engagement, demonstration projects and advocacy.  Since 2001, NMRWA has fostered environmental stewardship and provided communities and individuals with innovative solutions for stormwater management and other environmental challenges.  Our programs complement the amazing transformation of Nine Mile Run and serve as models for other watersheds.


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I was walking in the park when an intern from NMRWA noticed me taking photos and realized I had been emailing my photos for them to do with as they wished. About 5 years later I find myself on their Board and actively participating in furthering their mission of educating and advocating for the ... more »
NMRWA has been so generous with my children's school, Pittsburgh Urban Christian School, in Wilkinsburg. They spent a lot of time consulting with us about the possibility of installing a rain garden in our backyard. Then, when we decided to move forward, but had not received the needed grant money... more »
NMRWA is an amazing little nonprofit. I am continually impressed and grateful for the talented staff, volunteers, and board members whom they attract. They have done incredible work monitoring the quality of the stream water and the success of the NMR watershed ecosystem restoration, but beyond that... more »
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