Baierl Subaru Plants Indigenous Trees in North Park
Baierl employees to plant the trees with the help of the Boys & Girls Club and Friends of North Park
Pittsburgh, PA - November 24, 2015 - On Monday, November 30th, 2015, Baierl Subaru will team up with children from the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania and volunteers from Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council to plant 50 indigenous trees.
The trees will be planted under the direction of North Park Interpretive Naturalist, Meg Scanlon, at North Park's dog park. The dog park is located near Miller Shelter off Pearce Mill Road, just across from the North Park skating rink.
The planting begins at 1:30pm, and afterward the children from the Boys & Girls Club are invited back to Baierl Subaru, where they'll enjoy a pizza party and prizes.
"This event represents who we are as an organization. Collaborating with community partners for the betterment of everyone. I'm happy to see this program come together," Lee Baierl, President and Owner of Baierl Automotive.
The trees, native to this area, include the Allegheny Serviceberry, American Basswood, Black Gum, Chestnut Oak, Burr Oak and Sourwood.
The hand-picked seedlings have been provided by Baierl Subaru General Manager and former President of North Area Environmental Council, Bill Baierl. Bill purchased the native trees from nurseries in Lancaster County.
ABOUT BAIERL AUTOMOTIVE
Baierl Automotive is one of Western Pennsylvania's largest automotive groups, with 15 new vehicle franchises, a commercial truck department, three collision centers, a wholesale parts operation, 11 service centers and an extensive pre-owned vehicle business. They have locations in Pittsburgh's North Hills, Wexford, Cranberry Township, Zelienople and Venango County. Baierl has been an active member in the local community since 1954, committing to its development through various philanthropic and corporate initiatives. For more information, visit www.baierl.com.
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania consists of eight traditional Club facilities, a cafe and retail venture for its teen entrepreneurship program and juvenile justice services. Founded in 1888, the goal of the Boys & Girls Club is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. Over 7,000 youth come to the Boys & Girls Clubs each year to receive tutoring and homework help, computer training, sports, fitness and recreation, arts programs, summer programming, a safe place to be with friends and mentoring. For more information, visit http://www.bgcwpa.org/.
ABOUT NORTH AREA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
Founded in 1969, the North Area Environmental Council's (NAEC) mission is to support, promote, and foster quality of life in the community through the protection and improvement of a healthy and biologically diverse local environment. In support of its mission, NAEC engages in ecological restoration projects, land conservation, education, advocacy, and scientific research. The NAEC has published studies of the watersheds in the North Hills, operated recycling events, conducted environmental education and cleanup events, awarded teacher and student scholarships, and advocated for environmental protection. For more information, visit http://naecwpa.org/.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF NORTH PARK
Friends of North Park is a County Agency/citizen's group with the mission of providing stewardship and advocacy for the park. The Friends of North Park focuses on promoting volunteerism, raising funds for special projects, and providing a forum for public discussion on matters important to park users. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/latodaminaturecenter/history-of-park,