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I saw this event on the Venture Outdoors blog today and I think this will be a really interesting talk about the history of the trails system in Pittsburgh. The parks and trails here are pretty amazing and it is strange to think that these assets are relatively recent to the city.Trails, Riverfronts, Local HistoryWednesday, 11 February 20097:30-9pm, Botany Hall, adjacent to Phipps Conservatory, OaklandSpeakers include: Bob Gangawere, former editor of Carnegie MagazineDirector of Friends of the River Front with Brendan Wiant, Bally DesignThere is a nice article on this talk in today’s PopCityMedia here.
If you love the Three Rivers and you like to hike or ride trail bikes, this will be an exciting meeting. Bob and Brendan will spin out the tales of how the regional trials came to be… in very large part thanks to Sierra Club input in the early days. Out of all this have come the River Life Task Force, the Allegheny River Keeper, major support for the Three Rivers Rowing Association, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, the Head of the Ohio and much more that we take quite for granted in 2009. But they weren’t here at all 25 years ago and thanks to these organizations, they enrich our lives and make a major contribution to Pittsburgh being such a “livable city.” There’s lots more in the pipeline too. Come and learn what was what is now and what is yet to come in a fascinating meeting.