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GIRTY’S WOODS
A CURRENT CONSERVATION PROJECT
These 155-acre woodlands slope from the peaceful, residential streets of Reserve Township, passed the southern end of Shaler township, down to the densely-populated downtown of Millvale Borough. Find a map of the land here.
Together, we have the opportunity to protect Girty’s Woods forever to create passive recreation opportunities, absorb heavy rainwater that would otherwise overwhelm Girty’s Run watershed, and preserve wildlife habitat for a variety of native flora and fauna already calling it home. 
ALT is working with the local community, the municipalities of Millvale and Reserve, and various other local, state, private, and public supporters to purchase this land for permanent protection. 
Girty’s Woods is accessible by a port authority bus route, a regional trail, and by the feet of thousands of neighbors within walking distance of the green space. The land features an informal network of crisscrossed trails winding through the green space passing scenic overlooks, open fields, wetland areas, relics of the area’s mining history, and a biodiverse forest. 
We hope you’ll join the effort to permanently protect this “best kept secret” by making a donation today. 
If you’d like to become involved in helping to protect this project as an individual, corporate group, organization, or other participant, then please contact Lindsay Dill at ldill@alleghenylandtrust.org.