Summer Program Update

“We appreciate all of the interest and inquiries we have been receiving regarding applications for this year’s summer program.  We are currently awaiting funding information and hope to have applications available in May.  Check back on our website or facebook page for updated information.”

Replant the Rankin Bridge Garden with us!

BYP is the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Garden Steward and we need your help!

We will be replanting the garden on May 7, 2012 at 3:30pm. If you would like to join us please contact Jessica Schmid at We hope to see you there!


Carrie Furnace Tour

Hello blog readers,

It’s been a while since my last post, and I have exciting news!

Last Friday, a few people from the BYP, GASP, and a busload of children from Propel Homestead and McKeesport went to the old Carrie Furnace Site, just outside of Braddock. We all went for a tour of the old blast furnaces, led by a man that once worked at the site 30 years ago. His way of explaining the processes that took place at the site made the tour very interesting and personal.

Some background on the Carrie Furnace: It was built in 1881. It was purchased in 1898 by Andrew Carnegie and was incorperated into U.S. Steel three years later. It was shutdown in 1978. Now Allegheny County owns the site, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

We’d like to thank GASP for arranging this event for the BYP.

For more information on touring the Carrie Furnace, contact Stacy Drane at 412.464.4020 ext. 32 or  $25 per person.  More info can be found at

Shine On!