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Dead Man’s Hollow springs to life

Dead Man’s Hollow

Two new trails have been introduced to Dead Man’s Hollow, a 450-acre parcel of land with 6-miles of winding trails and winner of the the 2016 Urban Land Institute Placemaking award for “Healthy Place.” Reporters spoke with representatives of Allegheny Land Trust and Landforce volunteers, the people responsible for creating and maintaining trails for public use. Created by Point Park University student Ashley Murray and National Geographic “Your Shot” editor Matt Adams.

The story was created as part of the 2016 Multimedia Workshop hosted by Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism Program. The event brought together journalism professionals and students for collaborative work projects.

During the two-day workshop, students and their mentors were sent out to report on an assigned story topic focusing on the environment and public health, with the deadline set for 5 p.m. the next day. By visiting locations close to home, such as a future fracking site, a community farm and Point State Park, students were able to see the environmental issues and triumphs within their own community.

— by Rebecca Lessner, Point Park News Service


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