English: Pittsburgh Ninth Street Bridge, now Rachel Carson Bridge as seen from the top of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you have crossed the river from downtown to the Northside you probably know the name Rachel Carson because you have crossed the Rachel Carson Bridge. The Rachel Carson Bridge is one of the Three Sister’s bridges, the other two bridges are named for Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol. If you are not familiar with her work, this should give you a clue that Rachel Carson is an important Pittsburgher.
Rachel Carson was born in Springdale,… Read the rest
Pittsburghers celebrate Rachel Carson, famed scientist who changed lives and how we look at the environment, as one of our own. Honors don’t get much bigger than having a prime bridge downtown named after you: Carson, along with Clemente and Warhol, make up our iconic Three Sisters bridges. There’s also a 35.7 mile Rachel Carson nature trail, and the Pennsylvania even named a state office building after her to house environmental protection and conservation departments.
Carson was born on a small farm in nearby Springdale. She was raised in the area and graduated from Chatham University with a degree in… Read the rest
Step in to the blog time machine or click here to go back to June 2007. A group of folks held a kick off event right here in Pittsburgh for a Year long Your Environmental Road Trip (aka YERT).
Well it is a whole year later and the YERT crew is coming home. to celebrate there is a family friendly FREE party filled with fun for everyone at the very appropriate venue of the Rachel Carson Homestead.
Saturday August, 9, 2008, 3-7pm
Rachel Carson Homestead
Come learn about their trip to all 50 states where they interviewed over… Read the rest