Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New Frick Environmental Center Hosts Earth Day Events

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New Frick Environmental Center Hosts Earth Day Events

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On their first visit to Frick Park for Earth Day on Saturday, the Brock family was looking forward to guided hikes through the woods identifying mushrooms and other wild edibles.

"Hiking is something we enjoy. It's a good family activity," said Seth Brock, who came with his wife and four young children from their home in Canonsburg. "We've never been here before, so we thought we would try it out."

Saturday marked the 16th straight year the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has hosted Earth Day events at Frick Park, joining people around the globe in the annual April 22 celebration recognizing efforts to protect the environment.

This year's celebration was special for many Pittsburghers because it was the first Earth Day since the Frick Environmental Center opened in September. The three-story building - designed to be a "living classroom for environmental education" - is on track to be designated as one of the greenest buildings in the world. …

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