NOTE: Location is updated to reflect the Parish Hill Barn on Walter Road.
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Join us for an important conversation with Allegheny County Parks Foundation, Hollow Oak Land Trust and Three Rivers Waterkeeper. We will talk through why green and blue spaces are important to our health, habitat and sustainability for the future. We will be looking at the individual elements as well as how the spaces tie together in our region.
Coffee, pastries and fruit will be available before and during the discussion. Immediately following the conversation, we will have a networking and snacks at Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe.
Meet Our Speakers!
Allegheny County Parks Foundation
Joey-Linn Ulrich, a native Pittsburgh resident, has over 25 years serving in the nonprofit sector with a significant amount of that time working in organizations that connect communities and people with the outdoors including leadership positions at the Mon Valley Initiative, Venture Outdoors and the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. She is now working with the Allegheny County Parks Foundation implementing meaningful projects that enhance our nine County parks.
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation strengthens the health and vibrancy of our community by improving, conserving and restoring the nine Allegheny County Parks. Working in partnership with Allegheny County, the Parks Foundation brings together ideas, leadership and resources to make the parks more sustainable and enjoyable for all.
Heather Hulton VanTassel, PHD
Three Rivers Waterkeeper
Heather Hulton VanTassel is an environmental conservationist passionate about nature-based solutions that lead to the sustainability of our planet and equality for all. Heather’s passion began in a small rural community in Western Pennsylvania and flourished as a first-generation college student at Carlow University majoring in Biology. Heather went on to earn her doctorate degree in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The University in California, Riverside (UCR). Heather has a strong passion for both the environment and equity and believes that working towards sustainability also requires an equal effort towards social environmental justice. In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking, spending time with her friends, family and pets, and (of course) recreating on our Three Rivers.
Three Rivers Waterkeeper's mission is to protect the water quality of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, and their respective watersheds.
Hollow Oak Land Trust
Sean is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Environmental Awareness, Fundraising, Environmental Leadership, and Leadership.
Founded in 1991, the Hollow Oak Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects and connects greenspace with an emphasis in the Pittsburgh Airport Corridor. Hollow Oak now has nine conservation areas totaling over 700 acres in Moon, Kennedy, Franklin Park, North Fayette, Hopewell, Kilbuck, Ben Avon, Emsworth, and Chippewa.