Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Communities

Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Communities

What’s good for birds is also good for people!

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) is thrilled to launch the Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Community Project – a collaborative initiative that will enhance access to nature, improve environmental health, deliver a suite of environmental education offerings for students and community members, and improve habitat for birds and pollinators. Check back soon for more details such as upcoming programs at community libraries, bird-walks, planting projects, and more.

Free Certified Backyard Habitats and Pollinator Gardens for Mon Valley Residents

As part of the Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Communities project, ASWP is offering free Certified Backyard Habitats (CBH) with pollinator gardens for residents in:

● Dravosburg

● McKeesport

● South Versailles

● Versailles

● White Oak

How it Works:

Participating households will receive pollinator bundles of native plants (over $175 value), become enrolled in the CBH program, and receive a one-year ASWP membership for free.

The CBH program helps people to transform their yards and patios into an oasis for pollinators and birds. By creating Backyard Habitats, participants can enjoy more natural beauty while also supporting local birds, pollinators, and environmental health. An ASWP staff member will visit each participating household 1-2 times to identify habitat gardening opportunities, deliver plants, and provide custom resources to help along the way.

The Summer-Fall 2023 Program is limited to 90 participants from the Mon Valley. Enroll soon to secure your spot!

To enroll, fill out this form or call (412) 963-6100. You must be a resident of the Mon Valley to qualify. If you live in a different region and are interested in the CBH program or habitat gardening, ASWP is happy to help! Contact bkehoe<@> or call (412) 963-6100.

The Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Community initiative has been generously funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation and under an Assistance Agreement by the Environmental Protection Agency.