Public Policy

The People have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.

Ariticle I, section 27, Pennsylvania Constitution



How to Finance Nine Mile Run Improvements

Greenways in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
  • An outline of city and county policy toward greenway development, including detailed maps with present greenways and contacts for more information. 

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 

Community Conservation Partnership Initiative

  • Discusses Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests. Places conservation and recreation prgrams dealing with local recreation, heritage parks, rivers conservation, greenways... under a single agency. 
  • Key priority of agency is to bring its programs into towns and cities across Pennsylvania and to provide leadership linking, agency resources with local conservation efforts. 
  • Assistance can take the form of grants, technical assistance, information exchange and training. 

PA Department of Environmental Protection

US Environmental Protection Agency Links


National Association of Home Builders, Consumer Environmental Survey
  • Importance of Different Issues, Features & Products When You Buy a New Home