2nd Annual Recycling Block Leader Workshop on America Recycles Day!

2nd Annual Recycling Block Leader Workshop: One-Sort Recycling Edition!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for our second annual Recycling Block Leader Workshop on America Recycles Day!  This year our workshop will go back to the basics and focus on regular recycling.  We will watch a virtual tour of the recycling facility that sorts Minneapolis recycling, learn in-depth information about what you can and cannot recycle in your blue recycling cart, learn about drop off locations for items that can’t be recycled curbside, participate in a hands-on learning activity, and test your knowledge with some recycling trivia.  We will also help facilitate further dialogue among block leaders so you can be aware of the other block leaders in your neighborhood!

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, 2522 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, 55418

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**RSVP by replying to Laura Horner **

Agenda Overview:

  • What is in the trash
  • Current state of recycling in Minneapolis
  • 10 minute virtual tour of Eureka Recycling
  • Hands on sorting activity – sorting through our recyclables, compostables, and garbage
  • Recycling Jeopardy!  Learn fun facts about what happens to our recyclables and environmental benefits of recycling

RSVP by email here or by calling 612-673-3318.  Please let us know what questions you would like covered at the workshop.

Thanks for your dedication to diverting waste in Minneapolis and hope to see you all at the workshop!

Minneapolis Recycling Staff,

Kellie Kish & Laura Horner

City of Minneapolis – Division of Solid Waste & Recycling

309 2nd Ave S, Room 210, Minneapolis MN, 55401  l  612-673-2917  l  SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov

 

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Buckthorn Bust – Join Us!

Join us in removing Buckthorn along the Minnehaha Creek area.  There are a variety of tasks and all are welcome.

  • When:  Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017  9:30 am-12 pm
  • Where: Meet at 48th Street & Minnehaha Parkway
  • Questions?  email Lynnhurst.env.comm@gmail.com

What to wear & bring:  we’ll be in the woods along the creek so wear shoes or boots that can get muddy.  Also bring gloves.

Why is buckthorn such a problem?

  • Out-competes native plants for nutrients, light, and moisture
  • Degrades wildlife habitat
  • Forms an impenetrable layer of vegetation

 

How to Identify Buckthorn visit MN Dept of Natural Resources  http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/woody/buckthorn/id.html

 

 

 

 

TURF (aka Lawn) ALTERNATIVES WORKSHOP @Lynnhurst

Installing Turf Alternatives – your guide to a low maintenance lawn, a workshop presented by Metro Blooms in partnership with Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water® covers the advantages of using perennial ground covers to maximize ecological impact. It also demonstrates handy how-tos for replacing traditional turf by installing and maintaining two popular types of turf alternatives: Low Maintenance Lawns and Bee Lawns.

Honeybee on Dutch White CloverThese alternative turf options are recommended for their hardiness, ecological benefits, low-growing nature and ease of maintenance.  Techniques covered include over-seeding a traditional lawn, building from the bottom up, and common maintenance issues.  Click here for more info  or read on …..

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Easy Tips for Fall Yard Care ….

Fall is a beautiful time to be outdoors in Minnesota — and a critical time for yard care. Cooling temperatures make fall the perfect season for planting new grass, pulling weeds, aerating the soil and taking extra steps to ensure a healthy comeback for your lawn next spring.  Click for the Fall Yard Care  tips!

Special dedication: Sat 9/23 Lynnhurst

Yvonne D. (Burniece) Hunter–A True Neighborhood Treasure!

Please join us on Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m., for the dedication of a special evergreen tree in her honor.

Yvonne was an instrumental resident and advocate for the Lynnhurst neighborhood and her passion has continued for over 23 years.  

  • Yvonne and her husband Jim, were very influencial in getting the new Lynnhurst Community Center built.
  • She started the Minnehaha Creek Cleanup
  • She loved gardening and was a tremendous advocate for the natural environment, especially water quality in Lynnhurst and Minneapolis.
  • All who knew her or have been been inspired by her activism are encouraged to attend.
  • Meet in the park area across the street from the Lynnhurst Community Center

Register to Host a Lynnhurst/Fulton Garage Sale on Sept. 16

Screen Shot 2017-08-10 at 4.25.52 PMIt’s time to register for our annual neighborhood garage sale!

If you would like to host a sale, mail registration and $5 fee (checks made payable to Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association) to:

Mary Vander Leest
4653 Aldrich Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Your $5 registration fee will include a group ad in the Star Tribune and your listing on sale maps.

Registration must include:

  • Your name and phone number (it won’t be published, but just in case there are questions)
  • Address of the sale
  • Location of the sale: Front, Back, Alley or Driveway
  • In four words or less, a description of your sale (e.g. kids gear, general household, sporting goods, etc.)

Deadline to register:  Sept. 9

The sale map will be posted on lynnhurst.org and fultonneighborhood.org on Fri., Sept 15.

If you have any questions, please call Mary at 612-827-5132.

SALE DATE:  Sat., Sept. 16   9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine

 

Fix It Clinic – March 11

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Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic-FREE

Saturday, March 11
Noon – 4pm
Burroughs Elementary School
1601 50th St. Minneapolis

Bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics and more.  With free guided assistance, you can disassemble, troubleshoot and fix your item.

No pre-registration required. Items must be carry-in-sized. Bring any parts and supplies that might be helpful. This event is family friendly!

Examples of what to bring: lamp, vacuum cleaner, fan, paper shredder, electric kettle, sewing machine, toy, clothing, blender, mixer, wooden chair, smartphone, laptop, jewelry.

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Don’t Trash It! Fix It!

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Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic-FREE

Saturday, March 11
Noon – 4pm
Burroughs Elementary School
1601 50th St. Minneapolis

Bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics and more.  With free guided assistance, you can disassemble, troubleshoot and fix your item.

No pre-registration required. Items must be carry-in-sized. Bring any parts and supplies that might be helpful. This event is family friendly!

Examples of what to bring: lamp, vacuum cleaner, fan, paper shredder, electric kettle, sewing machine, toy, clothing, blender, mixer, wooden chair, smartphone, laptop, jewelry.

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Shredded Tire Waste: Education and Action Session

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Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Shredded tire waste is currently being used as a play surface on 47 elementary playgrounds in the MPS school district. Chemicals detected in shredded tire material include carcinogens, neruotoxins, respiratory/eye/skin irritants and reproductive and developmental toxins.  

Please Join the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council Environment Committee and Play It Safe Minneapolis for an Education and Action Session advocating for the removal and replacement of shredded waste tires and crumb rubber on playgrounds.

Join us to learn:

  • What shredded tire waste is, why it is being used on playgrounds, and why it is a problem.
  • How to help protect your kids.
  • Safe alternatives.
  • The most effective way to advocate for change.

Please see the LiHNC website for more resources and information, including how to RSVP for this event. The website can be found at https://lindenhills.org/

 

Reminder: Lynnhurst Gives, Dec 3

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-7-41-32-pmOn Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am – 1:00pm take a break from pre-holiday stress to spend some quality time with your neighbors in southwest Minneapolis and support those in need at the same time.

Drop by the community center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway, with a donation (see below), see what’s going on with your neighbors, talk with a LYNAS Board Member and let your kids blow off some energy in a Bounce House or be creative with some art activities and face painting. 

We’ll have coffee, hot chocolate and some treats to keep our spirits bright. Stay the whole time, drop in for an hour or run in to say hello and drop off a donation. We’ll be there waiting for you.

This year we are collecting coats and warm weather gear for the adult students and families at Summit Academy (https://www.saoic.org/about/philosophy/) and art supplies for Free Arts Minnesota (http://www.freeartsminnesota.org/mission/). 

Suggested donations for Summit Academy:
Gently-used or new coats, boots, hats, gloves, scarves or new warm socks. 

Suggested dontations for Free Arts Minnesota:
Scotch tape, boxed markers, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, pom poms, sequins, drawing pads, blank white t-shirts, composition books, Q-tips, art Smocks (all sizes) and little silver jingle bells.