Scenic Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization that protects, enhances, and promotes the scenic beauty–both natural and built–of southwestern Pennsylvania. Scenic Pittsburgh’s work is focused on the nexus where economic development, community health, and environmental and historic preservation meet. The organization serves the following 10 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.
Educating young people about the crucial importance of scenic beauty for southwestern Pennsylvania communities increases the chances that those young people will value and protect scenic resources later in life, and lays a foundation for understanding how scenic beauty enhances physical and mental health, promotes economic thrival, protects the environment, and preserves the unique qualities of the region. Scenic Pittsburgh educates community leaders on the importance of preserving and leveraging scenic resources, and they are expanding their programming to reach young people.