Kitty Vagley, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, “Reclamation at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden”

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<ol><li> 1. Location Between Downtown and the Airport </li><li> 2. Mission: Inspire people to grow through immersion in a world of natural outdoor wonder to nourish mind, body and spirit. </li><li> 3. Timeline: 1988 - Began with a vision for a world-class public garden 1998 Signed 99-year renewable lease with Allegheny County 2003 - MTR Landscape Architects completes Master Plan History </li><li> 4. Timeline: 2004 - AMD from abandoned coal mines identified, then exacerbated by Hurricane Ivan flooding 2005 - Daylighting best reclamation option 2010 - Reclamation work began 2004 - 2006 </li><li> 5. 2013 - Construction of award-winning passive limestone AMD treatment system Before After </li><li> 6. Pond Overview </li><li> 7. Removing wall forms for the drainable limestone bed In Progress </li><li> 8. Between Downtown and the Airport Tank filled with limestone </li><li> 9. Pond with aluminum </li><li> 10. Settling basin </li><li> 11. In Progress </li><li> 12. Between Downtown and the Airport Iris and Water Lilies </li><li> 13. In Progress Trout, bass and bluegills </li><li> 14. Between Downtown and the Airport 2014 </li><li> 15. Yoga at the Garden on the hashiyasu boardwalk, 2015 </li><li> 16. Reclamation site, 2011 </li><li> 17. Sally Jewell and OSMRE inspecting daylighting site, 2014 </li><li> 18. Pond 6 An E &amp; S Pond which becomes an irrigation pond and lies above a 400,000 gallon cistern </li><li> 19. Revegetation of Reclamation area: first three acres In partnership with TreeVitalize of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 1,500 saplings were planted in May on the first three acres of the daylighting site. The planting template was provided by the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative and this is the first use of such template in Western PA. </li><li> 20. Planting Volunteers </li><li> 21. May 9, 2015 </li><li> 22. Kentucky Hollow </li><li> 23. Mining Camp remains </li><li> 24. Water Monitoring Crew </li><li> 25. Wetland &amp; Stream </li><li> 26. 1870s Barn Settlers Cabin Maintenance, 2013 Ada and George Davidson Center 2014 </li><li> 27. 1870s Barn Upper level entrance view, 2013 2015 upper entrance view </li><li> 28. 1870s barn/Bayer Welcome Center 2013 2015 </li><li> 29. 1870s barn/Bayer Welcome Center Upper entrance in 2013 Upper entrance in 2015 </li></ol>


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