Phipps Conservatory project to receive state support

Grant will help fund aquatic gardens, stormwater management system

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14 – As a world-renowned horticultural center, the historic Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens annually plays host to thousands of visitors, providing education and exposure to the beauty and wonders of nature.

On Thursday, a project to renovate parts of the conservatory and make improvements throughout the facility was selected to receive a $218,000 grant by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced.

“Phipps Conservatory is one of the Pittsburgh region’s crown jewels, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to our region annually,” Frankel said. “This support will help Phipps extend its mission to inspire and educate the public and to advance sustainability and promote the well-being of all.”

The grant was among dozens awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday through its Recreation and Conservation program. The program assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.