"As a student of Pittsburgh environmental history, I understand the importance of the rivers and of water quality to the health of the region. We have made large strides in terms of improving the environmental quality of what was probably the most polluted environment of any of the nation's large cities. In regard to the rivers, we still have major tasks ahead of us, including storm water overflows (bacterial pollution), mine acid,improving the river banks, and improving public access to the rivers. We need to continue and increase the momentum from past accomplishments."

joel tarr on the 3r2n boat on the river

Joel Tarr

Calaguiri Professor of History
Carnegie Mellon University
H. John Heinz III School of Public
Policy and Management
3 Rivers 2nd Nature Historian