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  1. Andrea Meythaler EcoArt sculpture

    Snapshot Title: Andrea Meythaler EcoArt sculpture
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: WeanDoh for Jee Choi and Passenger Pigeons
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    attached to lone locust tree, now dead standing, with a triangular rope, suspended pyramid Andrea created a high energy zone, a power spot that still exists.



  2. upper Jee Choi crocus marker

    Snapshot Title: upper Jee Choi crocus marker
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: WeanDoh for Jee Choi and Passenger Pigeons
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    near the lonely black locust tree that has passed away seeking light between the buildings. Note the infrastructure, air pipes, concrete bunker with lightning rods, etc.



  3. Variety of under story plants

    Snapshot Title: Variety of under story plants
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: WeanDoh for Jee Choi and Passenger Pigeons
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Planted through the years to experiment with shade tolerant plants and to create a vibrant landscape to incorporate artwork.



  4. Jee Choi crocus marker marker

    Snapshot Title: Jee Choi crocus marker marker
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: WeanDoh for Jee Choi and Passenger Pigeons
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Crocus bulbs will sprout in the spring of the year to remind of us the presence of Jee Choi. Planted in a green roof medium retained in Geoweb, one strategy to retain the steep slope of this landscape...



  5. Early succession planting experiment

    Snapshot Title: Early succession planting experiment
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run Water Tank Removal
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    1988, John Buck, a soil scientist for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. promoted growth on the north slope to demonstrate how simply nature restores itself. He used spent mushroom manure and...



  6. Revegetated slag heap

    Snapshot Title: Revegetated slag heap
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run Water Tank Removal
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    an attempt to 'grow green' the harsh make up of the slag; residue from the steel making process, tons and tons of slag were dumped in the naturalistic flood plain of NMR by Duquense slag Company who p...



  7. Summerset at Frick Park

    Snapshot Title: Summerset at Frick Park
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run Water Tank Removal
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Thoughtful, 'New Urbanism' housing development ontop of the dormant slag heaps enables people to live in new houses and expands the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. Without this component, the stream an...



  8. Commercial Street crossing over the stream

    Snapshot Title: Commercial Street crossing over the stream
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run Water Tank Removal
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    what used to be the southern boundary of Frick Park, now extends the city park to the Monongahela River.



  9. Bob Bingham cleansing site & creating  time capsule,

    Snapshot Title: Bob Bingham cleansing site & creating time capsule,
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run Water Tank Removal
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    ritualistically cleansing with NMR water blessed by Lowry Burgess and Tibeten Monks, burnt local sage, plus depositing objects for archeologists: the NMRGP community resource sign, a topographic model...



  10. Old growth

    Snapshot Title: Old growth
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    existing London Plain trees with newly planted seedlings in the foreground.



  11. Newly planted trees

    Snapshot Title: Newly planted trees
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    thousands of new seedlings were planted in the riparian zone and floodplain, a mixture of cottonwoon, maple, oak, etc. Every year one can view/feel the ecosystem growing back to a healthier state.



  12. Bird perch

    Snapshot Title: Bird perch
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    A fine location to spot and identify various species of birds; ask Jack Solomon.



  13. Healthy ripples and pools

    Snapshot Title: Healthy ripples and pools
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    encourage population growth of aquatic life



  14. shallow crossing

    Snapshot Title: shallow crossing
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Boulders strategically placed to dissipate the force of the stream along with smaller rocks to create ripples that help oxygenate the stream; also provides a great crossing for the four-leggeds and sm...



  15. stream edge-pool

    Snapshot Title: stream edge-pool
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    water monitoring provides data that macro invertebrates and fish population is steadily increasing, evidence of a healthy stream.



  16. closer view of debris in willow

    Snapshot Title: closer view of debris in willow
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    can help gauge how high the stream rose during a storm event. Nine Mile Run Watershed Association regularly schedules stream clean up events and volunteers collect the debris from the stream.



  17. restored stream bank

    Snapshot Title: restored stream bank
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    large boulders and willow wattles planted to to mitigate erosion, creates pools for aquatic life.



  18. ecotone-water meets land

    Snapshot Title: ecotone-water meets land
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    where animals come to drink



  19. human debris

    Snapshot Title: human debris
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    many remnants can be found especially after a storm event which brings all kinds of debris via the stormwater runoff from streets.



  20. stream edge

    Snapshot Title: stream edge
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Nine Mile Run, Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA 40' 25' 36·.00 N, 79" 54' 12.38· W
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    there must be some critters in there somewhere.



  21. potential public art site

    Snapshot Title: potential public art site
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    one of many



  22. potential public art site

    Snapshot Title: potential public art site
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    one of many potential sites for artwork



  23. potential public art site

    Snapshot Title: potential public art site
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    one of many potential sites just crying out for artwork.



  24. pomegranate tree

    Snapshot Title: pomegranate tree
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Cherokee Park Riparian Fruit Tree Ochard-Beyond the Caboose
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    should produce fruit in 2012 or 2013



  25. Orchard  planted in small stream valley

    Snapshot Title: Orchard planted in small stream valley
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Cherokee Park Riparian Fruit Tree Ochard-Beyond the Caboose
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    note water flows from background, goes underground foreground of this snapshot.



  26. fruit tree #1

    Snapshot Title: fruit tree #1
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Cherokee Park Riparian Fruit Tree Ochard-Beyond the Caboose
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    planted the day before halloween 2009, all 54 trees at this public site provided by the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, planted with the assistance of voulunteers from the True Vine Church



  27. Loads of What?

    Snapshot Title: Loads of What?
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    how many tons of what? somebody has to absorb it?
    might as well be here in one of the poorest counties in the United States.



  28. Load of What?

    Snapshot Title: Load of What?
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    how many tons of what?



  29. to  Waste Management Facility/office

    Snapshot Title: to Waste Management Facility/office
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    not very friendly to visitors



  30. to Emelle

    Snapshot Title: to Emelle
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    town of not very many remaining



  31. Weigh Station??

    Snapshot Title: Weigh Station??
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    or temporary stop for storage until larger facility is open during the week?



  32. Danger

    Snapshot Title: Danger
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Unauthorized Personnel Keep Out



  33. Weigh Station

    Snapshot Title: Weigh Station
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    opposite side of the highway, actual office is further north on the highway



  34. the landfill

    Snapshot Title: the landfill
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Emelle, Alabama: Home of the Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    goes for miles along the road



  35. Teletubbyland

    Snapshot Title: Teletubbyland
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    This windy pathed, wildly planted zone affectionately referred to as teletubbyland.



  36. Planetary Robotics Garage

    Snapshot Title: Planetary Robotics Garage
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Google Lunar X Prize Robot emanating from within__the energies of Lowry Burgess, William Alba, Jonathan Minard and Carolina Ramos all From the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.



  37. The Other Side

    Snapshot Title: The Other Side
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Jee Hoon Choi and Anya Rosen's painted panels of a room within a room returned from exhibition at the UnSmoke Gallery, Braddock PA.



  38. Carnegie Nature Reserve

    Snapshot Title: Carnegie Nature Reserve
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    Established by art students in 2004 to preserve a small piece of naturalistic landscape as habitat for special critters. Also preserved the creatively designed and built 'stairway through the trees' b...



  39. 100 year old locust trees

    Snapshot Title: 100 year old locust trees
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    what remains of the originally planted grove, Bio-Engineering at work-holding the soil on the hillside from erosion.



  40. 200 locust trees

    Snapshot Title: 200 locust trees
    Taken by: Bob Bingham

    Image: Gates Building from Doherty Hall
    Image Owner: Bob Bingham



    Description:

    graciously planted by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates to replace the 200 razed for site preparation for the Doherty Hall Phase II Renovation and the construction of the Gates Building.



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