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volunteers needed

** On Sunday, April 23, the Community Development Corporation will be having its first litter clean-up of 2017.

The PHCDC, in conjunction with PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, is responsible for
the length of Rodi Road.

We will be meeting at Health Associates East parking lot at 9:30 am. Health Associates is located at 324 Rodi Road, very close to the bus stop below Long John Silvers.

Gloves, safety vests, trash bags, cookies and water will be provided. Wear clothing that will protect you in brushy areas. I prefer hiking boots and a long-sleeved shirt.

Children must be at least 8 years of age, and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please come out and meet your neighbors and other PHCDC members while assisting with this worthwhile project. It’s fun to get to know folks while working together, and the more help we have, the faster the clean-up will go. If you can only come for a limited time, that would be appreciated as well.

We will probably gather for lunch following the clean-up, as determined by participants.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to RSVP. Hope to see you all there!

Dana Overmyer
d.overmyer@comcast.net (mailto:d.overmyer@comcast.net)

FREE Milkweed Seedlings

Join the effort across North America to bring back the Monarchs!

The Monarch and Milkweed Project, supported by the PHCDC, will be giving away free milkweed seedlings at the Penn Hills Community Garden located at 1162 Jefferson Rd on Sunday, June 4 from 1-3 pm.

A total of 22 have helped us plant and grow 1000 milkweed seedlings in peat pots. As always, we are growing 3 types of native perennial milkweed, one for every type of garden. 

Butterfly Milkweed: 1-3' high, bright orange flowers, grows best in full sun with good drainage. Does not transplant well so leave it undisturbed once established.


Swamp Milkweed: 3-4' high, pink flowers, grows best in full to part sun in wet or average garden soils. An unattractive name for a beautiful plant!


Common Milkweed: 3-4' high, pink flowers and large seed pods, grows best in full sun with good drainage. It will spread by rhizomes so plant itwhere it has room to spread.