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Sewickley Hills/Heights greenway to be topic of Monday meeting

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In an effort to drum up public support, Allegheny Land Trust will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Sewickley Hills Borough Building, 349 Magee Road.

Light refreshments will be provided with a presentation about the land trust's efforts.

For more information or to RSVP, call Call 412-741-2750, ext. 203, or send an e-mail to rkraynyk@alleghenylandtrust.org.

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Efforts by a Sewickley-based group to create a roughly 2,000-acre greenway in Sewickley Hills and Sewickley Heights continue as leaders host an informational meeting Monday.

Conservation group Allegheny Land Trust leaders say they are in the final stages of a fundraising campaign that began last year to purchase 48 acres adjacent to Sewickley Hills Park on Magee Road.

One the land is acquired, the group plans to open the space up to the public for such outdoor activities as hiking, biking, bird watching and horseback riding.

The 2,000-acre greenway extending from Sewickley Hills into Sewickley Heights Park would create a buffer for noise and air pollution from Interstate 79 and also could reduce the risk of flooding downstream, Allegheny Land Trust leaders said.

“We have been working very hard for many years to protect this property for the community,” land trust Director Chris Beichner said. “Now the community needs to respond to this unique opportunity by filling the financial gap to protect this land for future generations.”

State grants and local pledges total $450,000. The group is seeking $660,000, he said.

In an effort to drum up public support, Allegheny Land Trust will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Sewickley Hills Borough Building, 349 Magee Road.

Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or rcherry@tribweb.com.

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