Nine Mile Run Watershed Association Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 62

Issues: Environment

Location: 702 S. Trenton Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15221 USA

Mission:

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.


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.
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EIN 25-1894523
412-371-8779
www.ninemilerun.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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 local stream and wetland ecosystem. What a great asset to the city of Pittsburgh!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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, they donated time, plants, and the use of their tools to assist us with the rain garden install. At every juncture, the staff working for NMRWA has been professional, helpful, and informative. A special thank you to Sarah and Paul!

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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, they are engaging the community to take real ownership of this incredibly precious urban green space. I am excited by their goals for the coming years and confident that they will meet challenges with the same creativity and dedication that has brought them to where they are over the past 10 years. Stormwater management and the development of green infrastructure are absolutely critical for our region--NMRWA is well-positioned to become a regional leader through evidence-based advocacy and proven demonstration projects. As Pittsburgh continues to rediscover the ground under our feet and learns to appreciate the natural beauty of our region, NMRWA is a model for how to heal what our industrial past damaged.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

regular visits to the restoration area. In a few short years a stinking creek and sewage-strewn fields has become a growing landscape of wetlands and meadows of native trees and plants.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about the landscape under my nose, and getting connected with other people who really care about where we live and healing it for future generations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic, kind, fun, motivated, knowledgeable, engaged, thoughtful, and just generally fabulous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

complete the Regent Square Gateway Project, create an endowment for the organization, get started as a provider/coordinator of Stormwater Management Services.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been an enthusiastic supporter of the restoration and maintainence of the stream and wetland aquatic ecosystem known as Nine Mile Run for the past 5 years and became a Board member because I wanted to increase my level of involvement for a place that I care about deeply. This organization works hard to educate the public about their connection to the environment and that their actions matter and that we all can make a difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

actively participating in the events they sponsor like the Regent Square Gateway Project. They made me feel that I had a voice and that it mattered.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

feeling connected to my community and increasing my understanding of this unique urban aquatic ecosystem

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely knowledgeable about the environmental history of the area and how the urban stream and wetland has evoloved to a healthier state of recovery.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build the new Regent Square Gateway entrance to Frick Park and include an endowment for the ongoing care of this unique urban wetland and stream ecosystem.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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