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: 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


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

Right now, make any donation of $65 or more and receive your choice of our “Nobody Trashes Pittsburgh” or “Nobody Trashes Pennsylvania” 100% cotton t-shirt, locally printed in black and gold.  Show your pride in our region’s irreplaceable scenic resources. Click “Donate to Scenic Pittsburgh Now” below for more details.

Our two t-shirt designs. Both come in men’s and women’s sizes.

Latest News

Video: What are Scenic Resources?

Video: What are Scenic Resources?

Scenic Pittsburgh talks a lot about our work to protect, preserve, and promote scenic resources of southwestern Pennsylvania. But what ARE scenic ...

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Scenic Pittsburgh’s 10 years fighting for beauty

Scenic Pittsburgh’s 10 years fighting for beauty

You can access this article on the NEXTpittsburgh site here. Next month is Scenic Pittsburgh’s 10th anniversary, but staff isn’t planning a celebration. Executive Director Mike Dawida, former PA state senator and representative, as well as ...

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