‘It Would Smell Really Bad’: Volunteers Work To Cleanup Lake Elizabeth In Allegheny Commons

KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh – A couple dozen volunteers gathered to do some “summer cleaning” on the city’s North Side Tuesday morning. They worked to clean out Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons, removing dumpster loads of “muck.” “This pond, this park, all of it makes the North Side a great place to live,” volunteer Bruce Ledewitz said.

Ledewitz lives just blocks away from the North Side park. He felt compelled to be one of the couple dozen volunteers.

“It’s just this beautiful green space. A place of peace and calm. A place to talk with your neighbors. A place to walk. It’s just great,” Ledewitz said while raking up debris.

This is the fifth year for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Public Works and volunteers to clean up the popular North Side spot. They try to get it done before we get deep into the summer season.

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