8th Annual Buckthorn Bust

8th Annual Buckthorn Bust

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Why is Buckthorn so bad?

Þ Buckthorn out-competes native plants for nutrients, sunlight and moisture. It    literally chokes out surrounding trees and plants, making it nearly impossible for any new growth to take root under its canopy of dense vegetation.

Þ Buckthorn degrades wildlife habitat and alters the natural food chain and growth of an otherwise healthy forest.

**Meet at bottom of stairs at Dupont Ave S, north side of Creek**


Questions, email   lynnhurst.env.comm@gmail.com 

Sponsored by the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association and the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee



Help Us Keep Leaves Out Of The Street

Do your part to help water quality in Lake Harriet and the Minnehaha Creek by keeping your leaves and grass clippings out of the street! Put up a lawn sign as a reminder to everyone. When leaves fall in the street, they decompose and enter city storm drains, going directly into lakes and rivers. This becomes unwanted algae growth next summer! This algae dies and decomposes at the bottom of the lake, using up needed oxygen that fish and plants need. Help prevent this by raking and collecting fallen leaves from your curb, storm drain, sidewalk and alleyways. Place these leaves in your compost pile, use as mulch for your garden, or bag them for the city to pick up. It is illegal to sweep leaves into the street in Minneapolis!   To obtain a sign, email Lynnhurst.Env.Comm@gmail.com


Hennepin Fix-It Clinic at Burroughs Community School, Sat. Oct. 13, Noon – 4 pm

Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at the Fix-It Clinic at Burroughs Elementary School, 1601 W 50th St, Mpls, Saturday October 13, noon-4pm.

At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Events are first come, first served. More info at https://www.hennepin.us/fixitclinic.

Lynnhurst Garden Tour

Check out this link for the entire story. https://metroblooms.org/2018/09/12/lynnhurst-garden-tour-raingardens-a-native-planting-a-bee-lawn/


Please Join Us for the 2nd Lynnhurst Happy Hour & Garden Tour September 6, 5:30-7:30. Meet in the backyard of 5248 Knox Ave S for Happy Hour and the first garden tour. Addresses of the other gardens will be provided there. Bikes or carpools are recommended.

Garlic Mustard Pull


Please join us on Wednesday, May 16th, at 6:30 for our annual garlic mustard pull.

Please contact us with any questions.


Lynnhurst Environmental Committee

Postponed – Earth Day Clean-up & Compost Pick up.

The historic amount of snow has caused the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Lynnhurst and Tangletown to cancel the April 21 events, and reschedule them to May 12, same times and locations, except that the compost pick-up will begin at 11:00 a.m.


Please contact us with any questions.


Lynnhurst Environmental Committee

April 21: Earth Day Clean Up & Compost

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We know it’s snowing, but we’re hopeful it will be gone soon!  Join us for Earth Day Clean Up AND Compost

On April 21, we have two events happening.

  • Earth Day Clean Up: 9:30-noon, 
  • Compost Delivery:  take home compost from 10-2:00 (while supplies last).  This is compost which came from our weekly green cart organics pick-up.  We’re have a truck load delivered to Lynnhurst Community Center for residents of Lynnhurst & Tangletown.   Bring your own reused sturdy bag or 5-gallon bucket.  Prefilled bags will also be available.  Your garden will be HAPPY (after the snow melts).  Suggested donation $2 per 20 lb. bag of compost.

Hope to see you on April 21!

Mpls Wants Your Input

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2018 Solid Waste & Recycling Survey

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Division of Solid Waste & Recycling would like to hear from our residents who have City collection services. If you live in a property with City garbage and recycling collection, please take a moment to complete this 10-minute survey. Information gathered will help staff evaluate current outreach and educational messages and help guide future conversations on potential program changes.

The City will randomly select participants to win one of 40 prizes valued at $10 each. Prizes include $10 gift cards and packages of 50 compostable plastic bags.

You must complete the survey by Friday April 20th, 2018 to be eligible for prizes.

Thank you for your time. We value your opinion. Click here for the survey

– Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste & Recycling

City Trees – ACT BY March 9

treeWorking with Tree Trust the City of Minneapolis is striving to increase the City’s urban tree canopy and create a healthier community for all. Until March 9th, Minneapolis residents can register for the lottery on  the Tree Trust website. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be able to pick up your tree May 19th, 20th or 21st. As a reminder, only one tree is allowed per property owner. Large shade trees cost $30 while fruit trees and smaller species cost $40.