Garlic Mustard Pull

Hello,

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

Please contact us with any questions.

Thanks,

Lynnhurst Environmental Committee

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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.

Thanks,

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.

City of Minneapolis: Sustainability Newsletter

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There are some great bits of information in the Minneapolis Sustainability Update newsletter.  You can subscribe click here

Welcome to the first Minneapolis Sustainability Update of 2018. This quarterly newsletter contains resources, initiatives, and opportunities to get involved.

As the daylight grows longer, Minneapolis climate and energy initiatives are also looking bright. With a new City Council and Mayor, City Hall is buzzing with new innovative work. Minneapolis was just named the first City to be perc free as the last dry cleaner switched over to a cleaner process thanks to efforts from the Green Business Cost Share! Moving towards the Spring don’t forget to enter the City Trees lottery and the Garden Lease Program.

 

Learn How to Create a Resilient Yard

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Unseasonably warm weather, long periods of drought, and flooding rains are the new normal in Minnesota. Metro Blooms is offering two types of resilient yard presentations this year: Resilient Yard Workshops and Turf Alternative workshops.

  • Resilient Yard Workshops (2.5 hours): Provide a framework to understand the importance of resilience and how it can be fostered in your yard through a variety of practices, including how to install your own raingarden. Following presentation, attendees receive one-on-one design assistance from Blue Thumb Landscape Designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, and Master Water Stewards to create a plan for your own yard.
  • Turf Alternative Workshops (1.5 hours): Your guide to a low-maintenance lawn. This 1-hour presentation overviews the benefits and options before providing step-by-step instructions to establishing water- and pollinator-friendly perennial ground covers. Suggested turf alternatives minimize the need for irrigation and chemical inputs while maintaining a useable lawn. The presentation is followed by a group discussion to identify and overcome common obstacles faced by homeowners.

All workshops attendees receive information about installation cost share programs and Blue Thumb resources to help get a project in the ground.

MARCH 15 @ 6:30 PM8:30 PM – Free event but you must sign up Metro Blooms
Location: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

City Trees – ACT NOW!

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.

You can help plan the future of Minneapolis Parks!

Help plan the future of parks and trails along the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Creek and in Southwest Minneapolis!

New Master Plans coming for Mississippi Gorge Regional Park, Minnehaha Regional Trail, Southwest Service Area

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is excited to launch three new park master planning projects:

Mississippi Gorge Regional Park Master Plan
Parkland flanking both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River between Bridge No. 9 and north edge of Minnehaha Regional Park.

Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan
Parkland along both sides Minnehaha Creek between Minnehaha Regional Park and the western city limit.

Southwest Service Area Master Plan
All Minneapolis neighborhood parks south of I-394 and west of I-35W, including small triangle park properties. Does not include regional parks such as Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park (including Brownie, Cedar, Isles, Bde Maka Ska, and Harriet) nor regional trails (Kenilworth, Cedar Lake, and Minnehaha) because regional parks and trails are required by the Metropolitan Council to have separate master plans.

 

Apply by March 7 to advise on any or all of the projects 

These three separate master plan projects will set visions and priorities for future park and trail improvements. The planning for each of these projects will be guided by separate Community Advisory Committees (CACs), which are appointed by various neighborhood organizations and elected officials.

CAC Application

What is a CAC? 

Community Advisory Committees provide volunteer opportunities for stakeholders to share insight and resources and serve to build and sustain relationships between the community, partner agencies and the MPRB. Members of the CAC are expected to represent the views of park users and to work collaboratively with each other and the public to provide comprehensive recommendations to the Board about the project.

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Invitation: Design with Nature Workshop Feb 17

DESIGN WITH NATURE WORKSHOP

Prairie StockSnapFREE USEExplore the overlapping realms of native, edible and medicinal plants, as well as the ways that native plants can be used to strengthen community, with expert speakers and passionate attendees.

DESIGN WITH NATURE CONFERENCE
Natural Landscape as the New Norm
…. sponsored by Wild Ones


FEBRUARY 17, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
James B. Woulfe Hall in Anderson Student Center, 

University of St. Thomas, St.Paul Campus

Featuring…
JARED ROSENBAUM
We Are Wildlife: 
Edible and Medicinal Native Plants in Restoration Practice
      and
RACHEL MACKOW 
Native Nourishment: 
Breaking Bread with Wildlife
Jared Rosenbaum and Rachel Mackow  own and operate Wild Ridge Plants, Pohatcong, New Jersey, where they are growers and stewards of native plants. They provide a comprehensive toolkit of services, including a native plant nursery, habitat restoration design, environmental education, and botanical surveys.

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