A dozen team members from LDG’s Wexford office recently used several of their stewardship hours to join with Friends of the Riverfront – a nonprofit that works to protect and restore the Pittsburgh region’s rivers and riverfronts – for a trail cleanup project along the Eliza Furnace Trail, a section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
The group spent several hours on the morning of Sept. 13 picking up litter and re-mulching tree beds along approximately half a mile of the well-known trail, which runs along the Monongahela River with views of Pittsburgh’s South Side, Hot Metal Bridge, Liberty Bridge, Smithfield Street Bridge and Mount Washington.
“It was a fun, rewarding, team-building experience that doubled as giving back to our local community,” said Damon Rhodes, PE, Pittsburgh office leader, who served for 12 years as a board member and then president for Friends of the Riverfront. “We were pleased to use some of the stewardship hours that LDG provides to improve this trail, which is a staple of the Pittsburgh area.”
Rhodes also noted that the section of trail the team worked on runs alongside LDG’s Lytle Street project in the Hazelwood section of the city, and that the restaurant where they had lunch was next to the Swinburne Bridge, a bridge replacement project in the Greenfield section of town on which LDG will start work later this year.
Founded in 1986, Larson Design Group is an award-winning national architecture, engineering and planning firm with 11 offices in four states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. LDG promotes stewardship in their communities as one of its core values, and each year provides stewardship time that employees can use for activities meant to improve and engage with the places in which they live and work. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com.