Community Conservation through Backyard Habitat Program

Register now for these upcoming programs:

Maximizing Habitat with Native Layered Gardens -  March 12

Native Plants for Challenging Spaces - April 2

What’s better than one Backyard Habitat? A whole neighborhood or neighborhoods of Backyard Habitats! Audubon is currently working with 4 community partners to create Backyard Habitats in Garfield, McKeesport, Glassport, and Wilkinsburg. In addition to being enrolled in ASWP’s Certified Backyard Habitat program, participants also get a flat of native native plants to start or grow their habitat.

ASWP is excited to partner with the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Steel Rivers COG, Wilkinsburg Pollinator Garden Group, and Tri-COG Land Bank on this exciting adaptation of our CBH program.

In Summer-Fall 2021, the program was opened to residents of Glassport, McKeesport, and Wilkinsburg. All of the available slots for those neighborhoods were filled quickly and we are currently working to identify ways to expand the program. If you live in Glassport or McKeesport and would like to sign up for the waiting list, you can express interest here. If you live in Wilkinsburg and would like to sign up for the waiting list, you can express interest here.

Registration for Garfield residents is now open. Enroll here to secure your spot and pollinator garden.

Financial and other support for the Community Conservation Through Backyard Habitat project has been provided by the Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Education Program. With their support, a total of 105 CBHs with starter gardens will be created in these neighborhoods.

If you’re interested in expanding this program to your neighborhood, please email

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