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Fishing Derby for Kids at Peters Lake Park -- "The 19th Annual McMurray Rotary and Peters Township Fishing Derby will be held ..." -- 30 July 2018
Outdoor Concerts and Movie Night at Peterswood ... -- "The Peters Township Parks & Recreation Department will be holding outdoor ..." -- 30 July 2018
Two New Eagle Scouts Honored in McMurray -- "An Eagle Court of Honor was held by Boy Scout Troop 1393 on July 10 at the ..." -- 30 July 2018
First Annual ‘Kids Fest’ Held in Elizabeth Borough -- "By Charlotte Hopkins The Greater Elizabeth Church Association, gathered six ..." -- 30 July 2018
2nd Annual Valley Art Club ‘Art Drop’ -- "Coming your way! The 2nd Annual Valley Art Club Art Drop. Members of Valley Art ..." -- 30 July 2018
California’s Riverfest Event Will Include ‘New ... -- "Paddle the Mon River from California to Belle Vernon Bring your kayaks and ..." -- 30 July 2018
No August Meeting For Jefferson Hills Democratic ... -- "The Jefferson Hills Democratic Party will not be meeting on Monday August 27, ..." -- 30 July 2018
Finleyville Food Pantry Serves Surrounding ... -- "Individuals and Families in Need Are Encouraged to Utilize This Resource The ..." -- 30 July 2018
500 Card Club Gathers in Bunola to Celebrate 35 ... -- "The 500 Card Club of the Bunola-Elizabeth areas met on Sunday July 15th at the ..." -- 30 July 2018
Shaping Our Future Workforce and Encouraging ... -- "The Challenge Program, Inc. Facilitates Partnerships Between Washington County ..." -- 30 July 2018

Many historic structures designed by Swiss-born architect Paul B. Riis and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps can be found within South Park - Allegheny County Parks and are a rich part of the heritage of this area.

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The Vale area

The Paul Riis Legacy Preservation Volunteers are a group of volunteers from South Park and surrounding communities whose mission is to play an active role in the stewardship of all of the structures that Paul Riis created, and the preservation of his legacy.

One of these structures is the Vale of Cashmere. The Vale is a series of beautiful stone channels and pools that we are currently clearing out and excavating.

There will be a work party held at the Vale on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to noon to do stonework excavation using hand tools, and some light maintenance to keep this area free of weeds, brush and other debris. We welcome volunteers of any age who are interested in participating. If you are interested in donating some time for a great cause, please contact Anne at 3riversgems@verizon.net for details and to sign up.

Please RSVP before May 24. Snacks and refreshments will be available during the cleanup. We would especially love to hear from anyone who may have old photos or memories of the Vale of Cashmere to share.

To learn more about the Paul Riis Legacy Preservation Volunteers and to get involved in our monthly work parties, please visit http://www.paulriis.org.

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