Palisades Butterfly Garden
Program Area: Ambassador Project, ReClaim
Topic: Vacant Land
Year: 2015, Current
Parent Project: ReClaim McKeesport
Volunteer Days : May 16th and May 18th
TribLIVE |April 22, 2015
Sharon Soles was inspired to make the Palisades Butterfly Garden for several reasons. Her parents met at the Palisades during McKeesport’s glory days, it also has a rich history and is located in the heart of McKeesport. With her project she aspires to share her personal connection with the site as well as the historical significance with current residents and new comers.
Sharon is creating a space that local organizations can use as an outside meeting and event space.
She is excited to reclaim the city that she loves and is looking forward to obtaining valuable information and connections to reclaim the city in many different ways.
“I am looking forward to working on the vacant lot by adding trees, benches and a flower garden.”— Sharon Soles, ReClaim McKeesport Ambassador