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 communities 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


Follow us on social media to get the latest information about scenic issues in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Latest News

Welcome our New Legal  Intern

Welcome our New Legal Intern

Former Pittsburgh Court of Common Pleas Judge Ray Novak Supports a Legal Intern through Pitt Law School A lot of the work we do involves finding legislative solutions for scenic problems: revising and updating zoning, enforcement of regulations, and finding ...

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Executive Director of Scenic Pittsburgh Elected as Scenic America Board Leader

Executive Director of Scenic Pittsburgh Elected as Scenic America Board Leader

Michael Dawida, executive director of Scenic Pittsburgh, has been elected Chair of the Board of the national non-profit Scenic ...

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