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.

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser.
Advertisements

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.

DesignWithNature02_17_18

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

>>Google Maps

**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

 

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 …..

Continue reading

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

screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-6-47-30-pm

 

 

 

 

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.

Flyer  fixit_clinic_flyer_letter_mar-may2017-2

Don’t Trash It! Fix It!

screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-6-47-30-pm

 

 

 

 

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.

Flyer  fixit_clinic_flyer_letter_mar-may2017-2