You might have seen people picking up trash along Brookline Boulevard—you might not know that they're part of the Adopt-a-Block program, and that they're all volunteers.
In addition to community cleanup days, which happen about twice a year, volunteers with the Adopt-a-Block program go out about once a week to help clean up around the neighborhood.
If you want to volunteer, too, blocks are available and all you have to do is contact organizers with the South Pittsburgh Development Corporation and add your name to the map.
To get involved, email Pam Grabowski at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Adopt A Block in the subject line, call at 412-343-2859, or write to The Brookline, P.O. Box 96136, Pittsburgh, PA 15226.
SPDC and other community meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. .