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.  

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

While we will work with any community in our 10-county region that requests our support, our outreach efforts are focused on two overlapping groups of communities: those that are currently in, or about to pass into, Act 47 status; and those that meet federal and state criteria for being low- to moderate-income.

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

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

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


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Latest News

We Don’t Need Another Big Glass Box – Letter to the Editor

We Don’t Need Another Big Glass Box – Letter to the Editor

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed the Letter to the Editor by our Assistant Director, Dave Demko, on Friday, February 28. You can read the original here, but we also reprint it below. I’m writing in response to the Feb. 20 article “From Bass to Glass: ...

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Nominations now being accepted for new National Scenic Byways

Nominations now being accepted for new National Scenic Byways

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has officially opened the nomination process for the first new round of National Scenic Byway nominations in twelve years. This exciting development is the direct result of more than two years of hard work by Scenic ...

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