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South Side volunteers wanted to join Pitt students on Make a Difference Day


South Side Community Council is partnering with University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 22 to work on a variety of community projects.

Approximately 300 students will be pulling weeds throughout the neighborhood, tending to community gardens, picking up litter on side streets and continuing to clear the brush along the riverfront trail. In August, about 50 residents, with Friends of the Riverfront, began clearing the brush and made a considerable impact on the reducing the overgrowth by the river.

With more than 200 students focused solely the trail, that impact could be profound. One of the requests of Pitt on this day is that community residents work alongside their students so they can learn about the neighborhoods in which they are working.

Students should arrive at 10 a.m. and will be provided lunch at 1 p.m. If residents are interested in participating, they should send an email to and indicate if they are interested in working on the Riverfront Trail, Bandi Schaum gardens, or weeding in the community.

If schedules don’t permit for advanced planning, residents can come to the Riverfront Trail or Bandi Schaum on Saturday.


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