I pledge to learn the trees and birds native to Pittsburgh. Because in order to protect a place, you need to love it, and in order to love it you need to know it.

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Dear Home,

I pledge to learn the trees and birds native to Pittsburgh. Because in order to protect a place, you need to love it, and in order to love it you need to know it.

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