Guide to the Three Rivers Second Nature Project Records, 1948-2005 AIS.2006.19B

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Three Rivers Second Nature Project Records
Creator
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.
Collection Number
AIS.2006.19B
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 2000-2004
Date [inclusive]
1948-2005
Extent
10.33 linear feet  (16 boxes and 3 map folders)
Abstract
The Three Rivers Second Nature Project took place between 2000 and 2005 with the goal of addressing the meaning, form, and function of public space and nature in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The project was directed by Reiko Goto and Tim Collins at Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The collection contains material that documents the streams and sub-watersheds of the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny rivers.

Preferred Citation

Three Rivers Second Nature Project Records, 2000-2005, AIS.2006.19B, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The main goals of the Three Rivers Second Nature Project were to conduct a green infrastructure analysis, identify opportunities for ecological restoration, understand the history and basis for cultural restoration, and conduct public dialogue about the potential for all of the above. This project occurred between 2000 and 2005 under the direction of Tim Collins and Reiko Goto, who were fellows at Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at the time.

This project was a second study by the STUDIO of Creative Inquiry into the relationship between nature and post-industrial public space. By assessing the status of the three rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio) and fifty-three streams in the Three Rivers Second Nature Project area, the researchers and participants were able to establish an understanding about the current status of the waterways including, how polluted they were, what was causing it, how the rivers were being used, and how the rivers were effecting the surrounding natural environment. The next step was to see what possible steps could be taken to mitigate or even reverse the detrimental effects of human action and to open up dialogue on revitalizing the waterways for recreational use. The River Dialogues that took place included three sessions of the Monongahela Conference, which occurred between 2003 and 2005 and focused on the area’s public space and its respective ecosystem as seen through art.

The two major actors in this project are Tim Collins and Reiko Goto. Tim Collins is an artist-research fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. His academic interests are focused around art and environmental change which can be seen in this project and, previously, in the Nine Mile Run Greenway Project, both of which he co-directed with Reiko Goto. Reiko Goto’s academic interests focus on ecological art projects, which can encompass both redevelopment and installation works.

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Scope and Content Notes

The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Three Rivers Second Nature Project contains nine series entitled, Course Material, Data Collected, Funding Material, Meeting Minutes, Outreach Programs, Project Planning, References, Audio-Visual Material, and Maps. These series are housed in ten boxes and two flat-files and contain both textual and non-textual material.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into nine series:

Series I. Course Material

Series II. Data Reports and Articles

Series III. Funding Material

Series IV. Meeting Minutes

Series V. Outreach Material

Series VI. Project Planning

Series VII. References

Series VIII. Audio-Visual Material

Series IX. Maps

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 2014

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gift of The STUDIO of Creative Inquiry of Carnegie Mellon University in 2006.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nickie Puit in Spring of 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Nine Mile Run Greenway Project Records, 1945-2005, AIS.2006.19A, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Americans for the Arts (Organization).
  • Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
  • Brew House Association Inc.
  • Carnegie-Mellon University.
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
  • Pennsylvania. Department of Environmental Protection.
  • STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

Genre(s)

  • Floppy disks
  • Maps
  • Minutes
  • Negatives (Photographic)
  • Slides (Photographs)
  • Video recordings
  • Videocassettes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.)
  • Allegheny River Watershed (Pa. and N.Y.)
  • Monongahela River Watershed (W. Va. and Pa.)
  • Ohio River Watershed
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Collins, Tim (Timothy M.)
  • Gotō, Reiko

Subject(s)

  • Community development -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Environment
  • Greenways -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Land use, Urban -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Riparian restoration -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Rivers -- Economic aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Rivers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Rivers -- Recreational use -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Social action
  • Stream ecology -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Stream restoration -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Urban renewal -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Water -- Pollution -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Waterfronts -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Watersheds -- Pennsylvania

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Previous Citation

Three Rivers Second Nature Project Records, 2000-2005, AIS.2006.19B, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Course material, 1996-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains four folders of material related to two courses taught at Carnegie Mellon University. The courses were Design, Environment, and Economic Development, which was taught in 1996 by Frank Tugwell and Andrew McElwaine, and Grey Visions, Grey Infrastructure, which was taught in 2001 by Reiko Goto and Tim Collins.

  BoxFolder
Carnegie Mellon University "Design, Environment, and Economic Development" course material taught by Frank Tugwell and Andrew McElwaine, 1996 11-3
  Folder
Carnegie Mellon University "Grey Visions, Grey Infrastructure" course material taught by Reiko Goto and Tim Collins, 2001 4

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Series  II. Data Reports and Articles, 1969-2004 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains 70 folders that contain data about the Three Rivers Second Nature locations either directly collected in the form of articles or published in reports by a variety of sources. These publications are predominately bound, however there are loose articles present; all articles and publications are named. Topics present in this series include water quality reports, land surveys, animal surveys, and park surveys. The information in this series spans 35 years from 1969 to 2004.

  Folder
"Herr's Island Study: A Recreation Island for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County", By: The City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning, 1969 5
  Folder
"A Dendrochronologic Analysis of the Effects of Air Pollution on Tree Growth" By: Joan Dahl and William R. Griffith of Carnegie Mellon Univerity, 1984 6
  Folder
"The Relational Between Historical Air Pollution and Tree Growth in Pittsburgh, PA" By: Michell Small and Beryl Kravitz of Carnegie Mellon University, 1986 7
  Folder
"Environmental Impact Final Report" By: U.S. Army Engineers, 1991 8-9
  Folder
"Lower Monongahela River Navigation System Feasibility System Final Report" By: U.S. Army Engineers, 1991 10
  Folder
Water quality data, 1990-1991 11
  Folder
"Lower Monongahela River Navigation System Feasibility Study: Interim Report" By: U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Pittsburgh District, 1991 12
  Folder
Water quality data, 1992-1993 13
  Folder
"Alcosan CSO Evaluation Project: Water Quality Sampling Protocol Draft" By: Camp Dresser & McKee and L. Robert Kimball and Associates Inc., 1993 14
  Folder
"Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project Technical Report" By: Razik Alsaigh, 1994 15
  Folder
"Rouge River National Wet Weather Final Value Engineering Report" By: George Riek and Jeffrey Boerma, 1996 16
  Folder
"Recreational Use Survey and Valuation of Recreational Use Types for Portions of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers" By: The Ohio Valley Sanitation Commission, 17
  Folder
Water quality data, 1994-1996 18
  Folder
Water quality data, 1997-1998 19
  Folder
Water quality data, 1998 20
  Folder
Normandeau Associates Environmental Consultants Aquatic Resource Study, 1998 21
  Folder
Water quality data, 1999 22
  Folder
"Sheraden Park Site Analysis" By: Hanson Associated, 1999 23
  Folder
Water quality data, 2000 24
  Folder
"Ohio River Ecosystem Restoration Program: Integrated Decision Document and Environmental Assessment" By: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio Division, 2000 25
  Folder
"Daylighting: New Life for Buried Streams" By: Richard Pinkham of the Rocky Mountain Institute, 2000 26
  Folder
"Riverbank Conditions: Phase I Report" by: The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, 2000 27
  Folder
"Water Quality: Phase I Executive Summary" by: The STUDIO for Creative inquiry, 2000 28
  Folder
"Water Quality: Phase I Report" by: The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, 2000 29
  Folder
"Water Quality Report Phase I Executive Summary" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2000 30
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2000 31
  Folder
"Biotic Assessment" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2000 32
  Folder
"Riverbank Conditions Phase I Report" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2000 33
  Folder
"Water Quality Phase I Report" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2000 34
  BoxFolder
Water quality data, 2000-2001 21
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Aquatic Invertebrate Biological Assessments: Phase I Interim Report" by: Michael Koryak and Linda Stafford, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2001 2
  Folder
"Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers, Pools 2 and 3 Riverbank Geology, Conditions, and Access Reports" by: Roman Kyshakevych and Henry Prellwitz, 2001 3
  Folder
"Stream Restoration and Daylighting Opportunities in the Pittsburgh Region: Phase I Report" by: Richard Pinkham, 2001 4
  Folder
Water quality data, 2001 5
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature History of Public Access" by: Steve Burnette, 2001 6
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Vegetation Survey of the Monongahela River" by: Dr. Susan Kalisz, 2001 7
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Stream Restoration and Daylighting Opportunities in the Pittsburgh Region: Phase II Draft" by: Richard Pinkham, 2001 8
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Water Quality Report" by: Kathy Knauer, 2001 9
  Folder
"Terrestrial Project Reports Phase II" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2001 10
  Folder
"Social Project Reports Phase II" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2001 11
  Folder
"Stream Restoration and Daylighting Phase I" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2001 12
  Folder
"Draft Report to the Technical Advisory Committee Phase II" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2001 13
  Folder
"Aquatic Project Reports Phase II" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2001 14
  Folder
"River Dialogues Project Data" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2001 15-18
  Folder
Statewide Fish Consumption Advisory, 2001 19
  Folder
"From Rivers to Lakes, Engineering Pittsburgh's Three Rivers" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2001 20
  Folder
"Study on Southwestern Pennsylvania's Wastewater and Water Quality Problems" by: National Research Council, 2002 21
  Folder
"Battle of Homestead and Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7" by: National Park Service, 2002 22
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Aquatic Invertebrate Biological Assessments: Phase II Interim Report" by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2002 23
  Folder
"Aquatic Reports, Allegheny River" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2002 24
  Folder
"Terrestrial Reports, Allegheny River" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2002 25
  Folder
"The Regionalization Report" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2002 26
  Folder
"The Monongahela Conference on Post Industrial Community Development" by: The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, 2003 27
  Folder
Water quality data, 2003 28
  Folder
"Stream Project: Report Outline", 2003 29
  Folder
"Aquatic Invertebrate Biological Assessment Phase III" By: Army Corp of Engineers, 2003 30
  Folder
"Aquatic Project Reports Phase IV: By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2003 31
  Folder
"Stream Project Reports Phase IV" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2003 32
  Folder
"Terrestrial Project Reports of the Ohio River Phase IV" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2003 33
  Folder
Water quality data, 2004 34
  Folder
"Physical Investigation of Hillsides: Preservation, Conservation, and Development Issues: Final Report Outline" by: Unattributed, 2004 35
  Folder
"Where the Three Rivers Converge: Unassessed Waters and the Future of EPA's TMDL Program - A Case Study" by: William Luneburg, 2004 36
  Folder
"An Ecological and Physical Investigation of Pittsburgh Hillsides Report to the City of Pittsburgh Hillsides Community" By: Stephen Farber, 2004 37-38
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Phase IV Report (on Water)" By: Rose Reilly, 2005 39
  BoxFolder
"Report on Water Quality Analysis" By: Ayat Osman, Undated 31
  Folder
"Sewered Streams Identification and Separation Strategies" By: Michael Baker Inc., Undated 2
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Streambank Conditions" By: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry, Undated 3

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Series  III. Funding Material, 1994-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains six folders that contain funding records such as grant applications, letters of award, and items created for funding applications. The organizations represented in this series include both national and local based funding agencies. The funding material present in this series spans ten years from 1994 to 2004.

  Folder
Americans for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Brew House Association Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Environmental Protection, and the Environmental Education Grant Program, 2000-2002 4
  Folder
The Howard Heinz Endowment, 1994-2004 5-7
  Folder
McCune Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 2001-2003 8
  Folder
The Pittsburgh Foundation, 2002 9

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Series  IV. Meeting Minutes, 2001-2003 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains two folders arranged in chronological order by meeting date. The content of these folders includes meeting minutes and meeting agendas of citizens committees, advisory committees and other constituent gatherings.

  Folder
Meeting Minutes, 1999-2002 10
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, 2003-2004 11

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Series  V. Outreach Programs, 2002-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

This series represents the efforts the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry made to involve the public in its endeavor. Included are press releases, publicity and documents collected during organized gatherings called "River Dialogues." River Dialogues was a year-long series of community discussion surrounding the Three Rivers Second Nature project in 2003.

  Folder
Press Releases and Articles, 2002-2005 12
  Folder
River Dialogues, 2003 13-15

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Series  VI. Project Planning 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains five subseries that span 16 folders; the folders are arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Subseries  1. Community Outreach Planning, 2000-2003 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains one folder arranged in chronological order. Community outreach planning consists of records that discuss possible outreach activities, what the projected plan is for an activity, and directions for the leaders of community groups. This folder contains information from 2000 to 2003.

  Folder
Community Outreach Planning, 2000-2003 16

Subseries  2. Executive Summaries and Vision Statement, 2000-2004 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains one folder arranged in chronological order that records various executive summaries, Three Rivers Second Nature summaries, and a vision statement. This folder contains information from 2000 to 2004.

  Folder
Executive Summaries and Vision Statement, 2000-2004 17

Subseries  3. Park Planning Material 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains four folder arranged in chronological order that records the plans created for parks located in the Three Rivers Second Nature survey area. These folders range from 1997 to 2004.

  Folder
"A New Partnerships Initiative for AMD Remediation and Community Enhancement" by: AMD & ART, 1997 18
  Folder
"Master Plan: Inventory, Assessment, and Opportunities" by: LaQuatra Bonci Associates, 1999 19
  Folder
"Pittsburgh Regional Parks Master Plan: Final Draft Recommendations" by: LaQuatra Bonci Associates and "Three Rives Park Design Handbook" by: Riverlife Task Force, 2000-2002 20
  Folder
Loose articles, 2001-2004 21

Subseries  4. River Planning Material 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains nine folders arranged in chronological order that record the plans created for each of the three rivers in Pittsburgh: the Monongahela, the Allegheny, and the Ohio. These folders range from 1993 to 2005.

  Folder
"Main Plan Document Draft Copy" by: Chester environmental, 1993 22
  Folder
"Youghiogheny River Conservation Plan: Preliminary Findings Report" by: Mackin Engineering Company, 1997 23
  Folder
"Monongahela River Conservation Plan: Final Report" by: Mackin Engineering Company, 1998 24
  BoxFolder
"The Riverfront Development Plan: A Comprehensive Plan for the Three Rivers" by: Pittsburgh City Council, 1998 41
  Folder
"Revealing River Potential, Clean Water is Second Nature" by: STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, 2000 2
  Folder
"Three Rivers Conservation Plan Draft" by: Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 2003 3
  Folder
"Pittsburgh’s Neighborhoods Find the Rivers! A River Opportunity Plan" by: Community Partners Institute, 2003 4
  Folder
Loose articles, 2001-2004 5
  Folder
"Pine Creek: Watershed Assessment Protection and Restoration Plan" by: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, March 2005 6

Subseries  5. Stream Daylighting Material, 2000-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains one folder arranged in chronological order that records conversations and plans to daylight streams in the Three Rivers Second Nature survey area. Daylighting involves discovering streams or waterways that were covered over and removing the cover, this brings the stream back into the daylight. This folder ranges from 2000 to 2001.

  Folder
Stream Daylighting Material, 2000-2001 7

Subseries  6. Teaching and Presentation Material, 2000 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contain one folder arranged in chronological order that records slides used for an educational presentation and ecology and environmental education modules that were created for seventh graders in an effort to teach them about urban waterways and brownfields. The modules were created in part by Reiko Goto. This folder only contains material from 2000.

  Folder
Teaching and Presentation Material, 2000 8

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Series  VII. References 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains 77 folders arranged by type, loose articles, or bound publications, then in chronological order. This material records information that the Three Rivers Second Nature team referred to as they were planning and working on this project. The material collected was created by a variety of individuals including local, state, and federal entities. The folders range from 1948 to 2005.

Subseries  1. Loose Articles, 1992-2002 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains ten folders arranged in chronological order and ranging from 1992 to 2002. The information recorded in these articles includes information about clean waterways, river conservation, wildlife conservation, etc.

  Folder
Loose Articles, 1992-2002 9-18

Subseries  2. Bound Publications 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains 67 items arranged in chronological order and ranging from 1948 to 2005. These publications come from a variety of local, regional, state, and federal organizations and include material that was used as a reference during the planning and execution of the Three Rivers Second Nature Project.

  Folder
"Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Compact" 1948 19
  Folder
"Ground-Water Resources of the Valley-Fill Deposits of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania" by: J. H. Adamson Jr., J. B. Graham, and N. H. Klein 1949 20
  Folder
"Aquatic Resources of the Ohio River" by: Ohio River Water Sanitation Commission 1962 21
  Folder
"Management of Urban Watersheds: The Potential Impact of Regulatory Action" by: Mitchell J. Small and William P. Darby 1974 22
  Folder
"An Evaluation of the Effects of Mainstem Navigation Dams on the Water Quality of the Upper Ohio River" by: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District 1975 23
  Folder
"Monongahela River Navigation Projects Annual Water Quality Report" by: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 1976 24
  Folder
"Guide to the availability of Hydrologic Data, Greater Pittsburgh Region, Pennsylvania" by: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-352 1976 25
  Folder
"Implementing Stormwater Management in Allegheny County: A Training Manual" by: Allegheny County Department of Planning 1985 26
  Folder
"Remaking Cities: Proceedings of the 1988 International Conference in Pittsburgh" by: The Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 1988 27
  Folder
"Water Quality Trends Ohio River and its Tributaries" by: Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission 1990 28
  Folder
"A Casebook in Managing Rivers for Multiple Uses" by: Association of State Wetland Managers 1991 29
  Folder
"Assessment of ORSANCO Fish Population Data Using the Modified Index of Well Being" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 1992 30
  Folder
"Water Quality Trends on Ohio River and its Tributaries 1980-1990: A Supplement to the 1977-1987 Study" by: Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission 1992 31
  Folder
"Toxics Substances Control Program: Pittsburgh to Wheeling Field Study" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 1992 32
  BoxFolder
"Water Quality Trends Ohio River and its Tributaries: Organic Compounds 1992 51
  Folder
"Ground Water Studies of Neville Chemical Site Mile Point 6.2 of the Ohio River" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 1992 2
  Folder
"Wetlands Guide to Science, Law, and Technology" by: Mark S. Dennison and James F. Berry 1993 3
  Folder
"Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction" by: State of New Hampshire 1994 4
  Folder
"What's a River Worth: A Valuation Survey of the Ohio River Corridor" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission, the National Park Service, and the Ohio River Basin Commission 1994 5
  Folder
"Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania" by: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development 1994 6
  Folder
"A Handbook of Constructed Wetlands" by: Luise Davis 1995 7
  Folder
"Endangered and Threatened Species of Pennsylvania" by: Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and Bureau of Forestry 1995 8
  Folder
"School of Forest Resources Biennial Report" by: Penn State University 1995-1996 9
  Folder
"Native Plants in the Creation of Backyard, Schoolyard, and Park Habitat Areas" by: Audubon Council of Pittsburgh 1996 10
  Folder
"Biennial Assessment of Ohio River Water Quality Conditions" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 1996-1997 11
  Folder
"State Source Water Assessment and protection Programs Guidance: Draft Guidance" by: Environmental Protection Agency 1997 12
  Folder
"Partnerships for Environmental Health Education" by: National Association of County and City Health Officials 1997 13
  Folder
"Pollution Control Standards for Discharges to the Ohio River: 1997 Revision" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 1997 14
  Folder
"Restoration Ecology Journal, The Journal of the Society for Ecological Restoration Vol. 5 No. 4S" 1997 15
  Folder
"Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices" by: U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S> Environmental Protection Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U. S> Department of Commerce, U. S. Department of Defense, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U. S. Department of the Interior 1998 16-17
  Folder
"Pennsylvania Stream Relief: A Plan for Restoring and Conserving Buffers along Pennsylvania Streams" by: Department of Environmental Protection 1998 18
  Folder
"Inventory and Monitoring of Biotic Resources in Pennsylvania" Proceedings of the First Conference of Pennsylvania Biological Survey 1998 19
  Folder
"What's Working on Working Rivers: A Handbook for Improving Urban Rivers" by: Naomi Cohn 1998 20
  Folder
"Report of the Pennsylvania 21st Century Environment Commission" 1998 21
  Folder
"Experiences with Urban Stream Quality Management" by: Nancy Schultz 1998 22
  Folder
"1948-1998 A Fifty-Year Pursuit for Clean Streams" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 1998 23
  Folder
"Ecological Restoration 95-629" 1998 24
  Folder
"Earthday Snapshot of Water Quality" by: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 1999 25
  Folder
"Work Plan: A Study of Impacts and Control of Wet Weather Sources of Pollution on Large Rivers" by: The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission 1999 26
  Folder
"Terrestrial and Palustrine Plant Communities of Pennsylvania" by: Jean Fike 1999 27
  Folder
"Regional Long Term Wet Weather Control Concept Plan Draft" by: Allegheny County Sanitary Authority 1999 28
  Folder
"Plumbing the Future: Seage Infrastructure and Sustainability in Western Pennsylvania" by: Environmental Law Institute 1999 29
  Folder
"Daylighting: New Life for Buried Streams" by: Richard Pinkham 2000 30
  Folder
"Quality Monitor: An Appraisal of Conditions in the Ohio River and some of its Tributaries" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 2000 31
  Folder
"Water Quality Phase I, Executive Summary" by: the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry 2000 32
  Folder
"Alcosan Regional Long-Term Wet Weather Control Concept Plan: Municipal Comments and Alcosan Response" by: Allegheny County Sanitary Authority 2000 33
  Folder
"Program Plan" by: Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission 2000-2001 34
  Folder
"Riverlife Task Force: A Progress Report" by: Riverlife Task Force 2001 35
  Folder
"Accepting the Challenge: A Primer about History, Cause, and Solutions to Abandoned Mine Drainage" by: Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition 2001 36
  Folder
"Stream restoration and Daylighting Phase I" by: the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry 2001 37
  Folder
"Social Project Reports Phase 2" by: the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry 2001 38
  Folder
"Terrestrial Project Reports: Monongahela River Valley Phase 2" by: the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry 2001 39
  Folder
"Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers pools 2 and 3 Riverbank Geology, Conditions, and Access Reports Phase 2" by: the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry 2001 40
  BoxFolder
"The Citizen's Plan: An Alternative to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's Plan to Complete the Mon-Fayette Toll Road" by: Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future 2002 61
  Folder
"Ecological Restoration Vol. 20 No. 4) 2002 2
  Folder
"Three Rivers Second Nature Terrestrial Reports: Allegheny River Phase 3" by: the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry 2002 3
  Folder
"The Living Rivers and Streams of Allegheny County Draft Proclamation" by: Three Rivers Second Nature Outreach Advisory Committee 2002-2004 4
  Folder
"Mid-Atlantic Highlands Action Program: Transforming the Legacy" by: Canaan Valley Institute 2002 5
  Folder
"Biodiversity in Pennsylvania" by: Pennsylvania Biodiversity Partnership 2002 6
  Folder
"Water Monitoring for Watershed Planning and TMDLs" by: Wesley M. Jarrell, University of Illinois 2003 7
  Folder
"Back to Prosperity: A Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania" by: The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy 2003 8
  Folder
"Waterways and Wildlife: A Guide to Assessing and Improving Riparian Buffer Habitat" by: Nell Hanssen 2003 9
  Folder
"Root Shock: Connecting People and Communities to Pittsburgh's Three Rivers" by: Find the Rivers! Partners 2004 10
  Folder
"Find the Rivers! River Opportunity Report" by: Find the Rivers! Partners 2005 11
  Folder
"Regional Cooperation for Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania" by: National Research Council of the National Academies 2005 12
  Folder
"Relationship Between Ohio River Water Quality and Drinking Water Quality" by: Ohio Valley River Sanitation Commission Undated 13
  Folder
"We All Live Downstream: A Benefit for Conservation Consultants" by: Equitable Gas Undated 14

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Series  VIII. Audio-Visual Material 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains 39 folders and 25 items arranged thematically. There are four subseries labeled negatives, photographs, slides, and loose audio-visual material. The first three subseries contain folders and each folder’s title is derived from the binder that the item came from or the title the item was given. The negatives, photographs, and slides are predominately undated, but what is dated ranges from 2000 to 2002. The fourth subseries, loose audio-visual material, contains 25 items of various mediums including a disc (CD-ROM), floppy disks, VHS tapes, videocassette tapes, and zip drives. The audio material is also predominately undated, but what is dated ranges from 1999 to 2003.

Subseries  1. Negatives 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains four folders of negatives that record the people involved and the geographic areas included in the Three Rivers Second Nature Project. The negatives range from 2000 to 2001.

  Folder
 July 6, 2000-May 6, 2001 15
  Folder
 May 6, 2001 16
  Folder
 Undated 17-18

Subseries  2. Photographs 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains 31 folders of photographs that record the people involved and geographic areas included in the Three Rivers Second Nature Project. The photographs were taken from eight binders, which correspond to the eight binder titles present in the folder titles. The rolls listed within each binder correspond to the roll of film to which those pictures belong.

  Folder
Binder 1: "Roll no. 1 to 10" 19
  Folder
Binder 1: "Roll no. 11 to 19" 20
  Folder
Binder 1: "Roll no. 20 to 27" 21
  Folder
Binder 1: "Roll no. 28 to 38" 22
  Folder
Binder 1: "Roll no. 39 to 41" 23
  Folder
Binder 2: "Roll no. S-1 to S-10" 24
  Folder
Binder 2: "Roll no. S-11 to S-25" 25
  Folder
Binder 2: "Roll no. S-26 to S-35" 26
  Folder
Binder 2: "Roll no. S-36 to S-42" 27
  Folder
Binder 2: "Roll no. S-43 to S-47" 28
  Folder
Binder 3: "Roll no. T-2 to T-11" 29
  BoxFolder
Binder 3: "Roll no. T-12 to T-17' 71
  Folder
Binder 3: "Roll no. T-18 to T-24" 2
  Folder
Binder 3: "Roll no. T-25 to T-29" 3
  Folder
Binder 3: "Roll no. T-30 to T-36" 4
  Folder
Binder 4: "Roll no. U-1 to U-6" 5
  Folder
Binder 4: "Roll no. U-7 to U-13" 6
  Folder
Binder 4: "Roll no. U-14 to U-21" 7
  Folder
Binder 5: "Roll no. U-18 to U-23" 8
  Folder
Binder 5: "Roll no. U-24 to U-25" 9
  Folder
Binder 5: "Roll no. U-26 to U-28" 10
  Folder
"Water" Binder 11-13
  Folder
"Education" Binder 14-16
  Folder
"Water/Ben 2" Binder 17-19
  Folder
Loose Photographs 20

Subseries  3. Slides 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains four folders of slides that record the people involved and geographic areas included in the Three Rivers Second Nature Project. The slides were taken from tow binders; one untitled and one titled Cliff McGill, which is reflected in the folder titles. The slides range from 2000 to 2002.

  BoxFolder
 2000-2002 81
  Folder
"Cliff McGill" Binder 2-4

Series  4. Computer Disk 

  BoxItem
"Monongahela River Movie" 91

Series  5. Floppy Disk 

  Item
"Bridge Final Class" 2001 2
  Item
"Bridge Final Class" 2001 3
  Item
"Mon(ongahela) and Allegh(eny) Mile Markers" 4
  Item
"Ohio River Mile Markers" 5
  Item
"3R2N Stream Study" 6
  Item
"3R2N Water Q" 2001 7

Series  6. Camcorder Tapes 

  Item
"Allegheny" 2000 8
  Item
"Monongahela" 2000 9

Series  7. Zip Disks 

  Item
"3R2N" 10
  Item
"3R2N River Dialogues one and two" 11
  Item
"3R2N Tim Collins" 12
  Item
"3R2N Tim Collins and Reiko Goto" 13
  Item
"Allegheny" 14
  Item
"Botany Excel" 2003 15
  Item
"Fall Reiko" 1999 16
  Item
"Images M-2 and M-3" 17
  Item
"Monongahela" 18
  Item
"Ohio" 19
  Item
"River Dialogues" 2001 20
  Item
"River Dialogues two" 21
  Item
"Urban Watershed Images M-4" 22
  Item
"Urban Watershed Text" 2001 23

Series  8. VHS 

  Item
"Down the Ohio left side" 24
  Item
"Down the Ohio right side" 25

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Series  IX. Maps 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains maps that were created or used during the Three Rivers Second Nature Project. The legal-sized maps are housed in one box and roughly focus on the same topic, which is finalized, or working, copies of the areas of the rivers and streams that were examined. The data collected maps convey information that was obtained during the course of the waterway evaluation, such as present pollutant levels. Planning maps convey information about the planning process of the waterway evaluations, such as possible areas to build up.

  Box
Legal-sized map material 10
  Map-caseFolder
Data Collected ??1
  Folder
Planning 2-3

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