October 2016 Herbein Hero – Riverlife

November 22, 2016

October 2016 Herbein Hero – Riverlife

Herbein is pleased to announce Riverlife as the recipient of the October 2016 Herbein Community Heroes Award in the amount of $500.

Founded in 1999, Riverlife is committed to reclaiming, restoring and promoting Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. Their aim is to transform Pittsburgh’s three rivers, which were once used primarily for industry, into an environmental, recreational, cultural and economic hub for residents and visitors alike.

The $500 award will be used by Riverlife to strengthen outreach to underserved communities and develop programming focused on building equitable access for more people to riverfront amenities.  Amenities like the proposed Strip District Riverfront Park – turning twenty blocks of riverfront along the Allegheny River into usable public space.

Another project, the Mon Wharf Switchback Ramp, will soon connect a missing link of trail in Pittsburgh’s riverfront trail system.  The end result will make it possible for cyclists on the Great Allegheny Passage to ride uninterrupted trails from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh’s Point State Park.

Riverlife’s efforts will also be on display this holiday season when over 27,000 LED lights will illuminate the Rachel Carson Bridge across the Allegheny River.  As part of Pittsburgh’s bicentennial celebration, the lights of Energy Flow will visualize wind and weather data collected by a weather station on the bridge.

The Herbein team thanks Riverlife for their dedication to transforming Pittsburgh’s riverfronts into shared living and recreational space!

For more information on Riverlife and their numerous riverfront projects, click here: http://www.riverlifepgh.org/

To apply for an upcoming Herbein Community Heroes Award, click here:  http://www.herbein.com/communityheroes/