Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Communities

Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Communities

Enrollment is now open: Free Backyard Habitats and Native Pollinator Plants for Mon Valley Residents. Enroll now to secure your spot by filling out this form or calling Ben at (412) 904-7486.

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) is excited to launch the Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Community Project – a collaborative initiative that will enhance access to nature, improve environmental health, deliver a suite of environmental education offerings for students and community members, and improve habitat for birds and pollinators. 

ASWP Satellite McKeesport Office: McKeesport City Hall Building – Room 311, 500 5th Ave, McKeesport, PA 15132

Office hours vary. Please call ahead: (412) 904-7486.

Educational Programs

  • Join us every first Friday for a free, Birds and More Walk at Renzie Park at 9 am. Meet at the Renzie Park Senior Center. We always have binoculars to share.
  • Check out our calendar for additional programs in the Mon Valley.
  • Are you a Mon Valley organization, agency, or community group that is interested in hosting an ASWP program or presentation? Reach out to Ben Kehoe to discuss program options:  bkehoe [at] – (412) 904-7486.

Free Certified Backyard Habitats and Pollinator Gardens for Mon Valley Residents

As part of the Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Communities project, ASWP is offering free Certified Backyard Habitats (CBH) with pollinator gardens for residents in:

● Dravosburg

● McKeesport

● South Versailles

● Versailles

● White Oak

How it Works:

Participating households will receive 20 native pollinator plants, become enrolled in the CBH program, and receive a one-year ASWP membership for free (over $250 value).

The CBH program helps people to transform their yards and patios into an oasis for pollinators and birds. By creating Backyard Habitats, participants can enjoy more natural beauty while also supporting local birds, pollinators, and environmental health. An ASWP staff member will visit each participating household 1-2 times to identify habitat gardening opportunities, deliver plants, and provide custom resources to help along the way.

Space is limited for the 2024 Program is limited - Enroll soon to secure your spot!

To enroll, fill out this form or call (412) 904-7486. You must be a resident of the Mon Valley to qualify. If you live in a different region and are interested in the CBH program or habitat gardening, ASWP is happy to help! Contact bkehoe [at] or call (412) 904-7486.

The Mon Valley Bird-Friendly Community initiative has been generously funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation and under an Assistance Agreement by the Environmental Protection Agency.