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The Allegheny River Islands: Urban Oases

December 6, 2010

From the shore you can see them, but very few people have actually been on the islands that dot the Allegheny River within a few miles of downtown Pittsburgh. WQED explores the history of the islands, and goes ashore to show viewers not only the conservation efforts, but what's actually there: from wildlife to native plants, from human inhabitants to artifacts left behind.


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From the shore you can see them, but very few people have actually been on the islands that dot the Allegheny River within a few miles of downtown Pittsburgh. WQED explores the history of the islands, and goes ashore to show viewers not only the conservation efforts, but what's actually there: from wildlife to native plants, from human inhabitants to artifacts left behind.


Related Links

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Land Trust

Oakmont Carnegie Library

 


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