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About Us

Three Rivers Rising Tide was formed as the Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective in  spring of 2010 out of a desire to develop a more radical response to the climate crisis and environmental injustice as they manifest in Pittsburgh and throughout our region.  The Shadbush Collective organized actions, educational events, trainings, and published literature for more… Read more »

  • Shalefield Justice Action Camp Updates!

    Shadbush Announces Location of Camp, Logistics, and Schedule.  Camp Registration is Live Location, Location, Location The Shadbush Collective is excited to announce the site of this fall’s Shalefield Justice Action Camp.  The camp will be the Henry Farm in Bessemer, Pennsylvania.  Maggie Henry has raised eggs, poultry, and pork on her farm in Bessemer, PA… Read more »

  • Put the Spotlight on Shell–Stop Fracking in Bessemer, PA

    Put the Spotlight on Shell–Stop Fracking in Bessemer, PA Defend the Henry Farm! Meet near 1545 Pennsylvania Rt. 108 in Bessemer, PA (look for the giant drilling rig) 1pm Saturday, October 6th Maggie Henry has raised eggs, poultry, and pork on her farm in Lawrence County, PA for the past 10 years. Before that, her… Read more »

  • Lawrenceville Autumn Hoedown

    Fun(d)raiser to benefit the fund for fresh water and water testing in the Woodlands community in Butler County. The Shadbush Collective presents a night of live music, contra dancing, and carnival games, October 20th, from 8pm until 12 am. Wear your favorite flannel or best country dress and celebrate the heart of Pittsburgh’s fall season with a… Read more »

  • Shalefield Justice Action Camp

    Over the past several months we’ve seen an incredible burst of activity aimed at stopping gas drilling, mountaintop removal, and other forms of harmful resource extraction. In May, Butler County activists staged a hazmat suit-clad occupation of PA Representative and fracking cheerleader Brian Ellis’ office demanding that he be accountable to the Woodlands, a community… Read more »

  • Stop Fracking on Maggie’s Farm!

    Work has resumed on the well pad in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County. The well pad is located above the historic oil and gas field known as the Bessemer Oil Pool. It is situated near the Henry Family Farm and despite Maggie Henry’s efforts to raise awareness to the known risks that are associated with… Read more »

  • Marcellus Earth First Halts Drilling in Moshannon State Forest!

    Activists from Marcellus Shale Earth First! have erected a slash pile blockade and two tree sits blocking an access road to an EQT hydro-fracking site in Moshannon State Forest in Clearfield Co., Pa., halting drilling operations set to begin this week. The blockaders were joined by 40 supporters and concerned citizens, who turned around a Halliburton… Read more »

  • The Fight Against Fracking Is Heating Up This Summer, Join Us!

    The fight against fracking is heating up this summer. People across the region are taking direct action to defend their communities and protect their air and water. Earlier this month in Jersey Shore, PA residents of the Riverdale Mobile Home park and supporters blocked construction of a water withdrawal station on the Susquehanna River for… Read more »

  • Voices from Riverdale

    Listen to a radio feature on the Riverdale Blockade – hear from residents and volunteers about how it happened, why they did it, and how the experience of holding the community’s space proved unexpectedly transformative for those involved. riverdale2 Produced by Ben Fiorillo and Jessica McPherson.

  • Twelve Day Blockade Ended; Supporters Say the Story is Not Over

    For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 12th, 2012 Press Contact: savermhc@gmail.com Deb Eck (Riverdale Resident): (570) 772-3335; Sarah Ross (Media Contact): (410) 490-1745 http://www.saveriverdale.com/ Twelve Day Blockade Ended; Supporters Say the Story is Not Over After twelve days of community resistance against the displacement of the residents of Riverdale Mobile Home Park for the construction of… Read more »

  • Save Riverdale!

    saveriverdale.com This report was from my experience at the Riverdale Mobile Home Park last weekend.  Since writing this the remaining residents accepted a much better (though still inadequate) offer from Aqua America, police and private security have ordered the volunteers to leave, and construction of the withdrawal station has began.  But the spirit of Riverdale… Read more »