We are Scenic Pittsburgh


Scenic Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization that protects, enhances, and promotes the scenic beauty – both natural and built – of southwestern Pennsylvania. Our work is focused on the nexus where economic development, community health, and environmental and historic preservation meet.

We protect scenic resources, but what are they? View our video to understand the kinds of scenic beauty that we defend and promote.

While we will work with any community in our 10-county region that requests our support, our outreach efforts are focused on communities that meet federal and state criteria for being low- to moderate-income.

Read our Executive Director’s statement on the crucial importance of scenic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We serve the following 10 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.

What does it mean when we say Scenic Pittsburgh is “Pro-Beauty?” See our Pro-Beauty Is… infographic.

We believe that beauty is good for business, and that everyone deserves to live, work and play in a beautiful place.

Find out more about our foundational beliefs: What We Believe


Latest News

The Scenic SWPA Photo Contest is Here

The Scenic SWPA Photo Contest is Here

Our first annual #ScenicSWPA Photo Contest is now open to anyone over 18 in our 10-county area Our region has beautiful scenery, and a lot of talented photographers. What’s more perfect than calling attention to our mission – to protect, enhance, ...

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Fineview Greenspace Update: Paths and a Stairway

Fineview Greenspace Update: Paths and a Stairway

We are continuing to work with our partners Allegheny Cleanways and Landforce to clean and shape this amazing forest patch in the middle of the Northside of Pittsburgh. Following some major cleanups this spring and summer, this fall we focused on creating a ...

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