Clean Water Starts Here! Lynnhurst Fall Forum Oct 15


PLEASE JOIN US for a “Table Topics” forum to learn more about important strategies you can implement to protect our local waters. 



Agenda: Keynote Speaker—Matt Kumka, Landscape Architect, Barr Engineering, “Landscaping for Water Quality”

Table Topics—Choose your topics (see below) and get your questions answered by experts & knowledgeable residents

Information Tables—Check out many resources available to help you implement strategies

Table topics will include: 

  •  Rain gardens—Matt Kumka, Barr Engineering
  •  Blooming Alleys—David Brown & Karen Strand, residents participating in Lynnhurst Blooming Alleys project
  •  Lawn Alternatives—Jennifer Ehlert, Metro Blooms
  •  Logistics and benefits of street sweeping and storm drain clean-up—Bob Wolk, resident
  •  Low Salt Diet Recommended (strategies for winter maintenance)—Joe Knaeble, Master Water Steward
  •  Organic Lawn Care—Bob Dahm, Organic Lawns

Information tables will include: Metro Blooms/Blue Thumb, Master Water Stewards, Minneapolis Storm Drain Stenciling

Program, Organics Recycling and more.

Enter to win one of several door prizes! 


Lynnhurst “Blooming Alleys” Tour – join us!

bloomingalleyThurs. Sept. 8
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Meet at 5101 Logan Ave S to start the tour

Come see the first Blooming Alleys projects in the Lynnhurst Neighborhood and rediscover back alleys. The idea is to look beyond garbage cans and garages and envision alleys as inviting, ecologically-friendly community spaces. That’s what neighbors on five blocks in Lynnhurst did last spring when they started planning their alley makeover as part of a project called Lynnhurst Blooming Alleys for Minnehaha Creek. This is alley beautification with a green mission: to create lovely neighborhood spaces that incorporate strategies to reduce stormwater runoff and promote native habitat.

Metro Blooms will lead a tour of the alley between Logan & Knox Ave S and 51st & 52nd Sts. and will be available before and after the tour to answer questions. Arrive by 5:30 and join us for a happy hour beverage and snack as the tour begins.

B.Y.O.U – Bring Your Own Umbrella because this event is scheduled for rain or shine.  Rain would provide practical demonstrations of stormwater diversion.

Email with questions.

Pollinator Garden Walk, Sat 8/6 – Join Us!

Pollinator Garden Walk

Join us for a free garden tour of 4 neighborhood gardens led by local resident and Pollinator Garden expert, May Kesler.  Plan on providing your own transportation or join us on foot or bicycle.  Weather permitting.  Email for more info

SAT AUGUST 6, 2016 9:30AM – NOON
9:30      4604 Aldrich Av S
10:15     4717 Dupont Av S
10:45    4735 Dupont Av So
11:30     5109 James Av S

Lynnhurst 8_6 PollinatorWalk


Apply Now – Stormwater Management Practices Matching Grants

stormwatergrantThe Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association is offering matching grants for the 2016 implementation of stormwater management practices, up to $300 per household.  See the attached Guidelines and Application Form.  Questions, email the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee at

Stormwater Management Practices Grant Application


Lynnhurst Garlic Mustard Pull – Join Us! May 10

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Lynnhurst Garlic Mustard Pull, Tues, May 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Meet at 49th St and W Minnehaha Pkwy at 6:30 for instructions.  Bring gloves and paper yard waste bags.  Call 612-239-3208 for more information.  Families are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Here’s a link explaining more about Garlic Mustard 


Volunteers needed: Earth Day Creek Cleanup — April 23

earth day logoJoin us for the annual Minnehaha Creek & Creek Spur cleanup April 23.

We’ll have coffee, pastries and pizza for those who come out to help with the clean up. It’s always fun, rain or shine! Bring your own gloves and small plastic shopping bags (to use as garbage bags) if you have them, otherwise some will be provided for you.

Families & kids are welcome see you there!

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Be an Organics Captain on Your Block

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 2.04.29 PMVolunteer to be a point person on your block for the new Minneapolis Organics Recycling Program.  We estimate your time commitment will be about 3 hours.  Here’s all you need to do:

  • Attend a quick training – Tues. April 19, 7 p.m., Fuller Park Recreation Center or Sat. April 23, 11 a.m., Lynnhurst Community Center
  • Post a lawn sign
  • Connect with your neighbors about the new program
  • Be a resource to answer questions.
  • We’ll provide all the materials you need and a gift to thank you for your time.

Our education partner, Tangletown Neighborhood Association, has created an on-line registration form which will enable us to plot locations of Organics Captains throughout our two neighborhoods. This will help us determine where additional Organics Captains are needed so that we can do outreach.

Here is the link to the Organics Captain sign-up form.  If you know of anyone else who may be interested in being an Organics Captain, please forward this link to them.

Questions? E-mail the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee at

Tomorrow! Neighborhood Organics Recycling Kick-Off Event

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 3.22.16 PMJoin your neighbors for an awesome celebration of Minneapolis’ new organics recycling program on Saturday March 19th, 10am-1pm at the Lynnhurst Community Center.

Enjoy free pizza, games, children’s activities, and demonstrations. Stop by briefly or stay to catch a joint presentation at 10:30am or 11:45am from City Recycling Coordinator Kellie Kish and Director of Organics Anne Ludvik from SET, our local organics processing facility.

Questions about what you can compost in your green cart? Not sure how it can work at your house? Your neighbors will be sharing tips and tricks for home set-ups in every space.

Even if you’re ready to go, stop by to sign up to be a volunteer Organics Captain and enter to win one of the fantastic door prizes. The first 200 attendees can also pick up free compostable bags.

Co-hosted by the Tangletown and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations.

Minneapolis Tree Sale – March 21st


Looking to order a tree? You’ve come to the right place!  Check back here to order on March 21st, this is the order date for the 13th Ward.  All trees available are $25.00 each. 

If you ordered a tree last year through our program, you’re in our system!  If you would like to retrieve your password, please click here.  (Note:  You will not be able to order a tree during this time, only reset your password).

This popular program sells out quickly. Early ordering is recommended. Set your clocks for 9:00 am!

Ordering for the Minneapolis Tree Sale opens Monday, March 7 at 9:00 am for wards 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 ONLY.  25% of the trees will be available for the ward pre-sale (no trees will be sold out when the sale opens city-wide). 

The tree sale opens city-wide, including the 13th Ward where Lynnhurst is located, on Monday, March 21 at 9:00 am. Trees available are listed on the website.

You can pick up your ordered tree at the tree distribution at the Minneapolis Impound Lot on:

  • Saturday, May 21 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, May 22 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Monday, May 23rd (3:00 – 7:00 pm)

Things to consider:

  • Only property owners of Minneapolis are eligible to participate in this program.
  • You may order one tree per property, maximum of three properties.
  • You cannot plant on the boulevard (between sidewalk & street).
  • It’s the law to call Gopher State One Call (651-454-0002) at least three days before digging. They will mark buried utility lines for your safety.
  • You will receive a brochure containing information about tree planting and care when you pick up your tree.
  • Save money on energy by planting large shade trees on the west or east side of your home.
  • Trees will vary in size depending on species; average between 3-8′ tall.
  • Large shade trees should be planted at least 15 feet away from nearby power lines and/or buildings.
  • For more information, contact Karen at Tree Trust’s Community Forestry Department at (952) 767-3886
  • Alternatively, the North Minneapolis Free Tree program will again be available this year. To sign up for a free tree that will be planted by Tree Trust in the fall, please visit this page.


Lynnhurst Enviromental Committee Feb Newsletter

February 2016 LEC Newsletter Final