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

LYNNHURST NEIGHBORHOOD
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 mkesler@cuningham.com 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 lynnhurst.env.comm@gmail.com

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 lynnhurst.env.comm@gmail.com

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.

SEE YOU THERE!

https://www.facebook.com/events/550666345107610/
Co-hosted by the Tangletown and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations.

Minneapolis Tree Sale – March 21st

treeturstMINNEAPOLIS TREE SALE 

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

Feb 1st SIGN-UP DEADLINE…

…to receive your organics recycling cart.

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The second phase of the City’s new organics recycling program kicks off this spring with cart deliveries for the remainder of Minneapolis single family homes, duplexes, and triplexes.  Request your green organics recycling collection cart to start composting food waste (including meat, bones and dairy), compostable paper products, food-soiled papers (non-recyclable papers like napkins, pizza boxes), and much more.  Carts and collection service are available at no extra fee.

Click HERE or call 612-673-2917 to register by FEBRUARY 1st to be included in the spring cart delivery.  Anyone who signs up after that date can still participate but will have to wait until at least July for their cart.  If you live in an apartment building you may not be eligible for collection services but you can bring your compostables to one of seven
free organicsrecycling drop-off sites.

Not sure if you’re planning to participate? 

Go ahead and request a cart, then come to the Lynnhurst-Tangletown Organics Recycling Kick-Off EventSaturday March 19th from 10am2pm at the Lynnhurst Community Center (1345 W Minnehaha Parkway). Enjoy free pizza, games, children’s activities, demonstrations, and tips and tricks from your neighbors that make organics recycling a breeze.  Stop by briefly or stay to catch a joint presentation from the City and our local commercial composting facility, SET.  The first 200 attendees can pick up free compostable bags and everyone can enter to win a door prize.  SAVE THE DATE and come get all your questions answered.

Questions about program sign-up: Email SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov

Questions about the Lynnhurst-Tangletown kick-off event: email Lynnhurst.env.comm@gmail.com

Green Tip: Ideas for giving greener gifts

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When searching for the great holiday gifts for your family and friends, have you ever considered ways to also have less of an impact on the environment?   When shopping for gifts, consider items that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Give non-materials goods, such as activities, gift certificates, tickets, memberships or making a donation to an organization on someone’s behalf.
  • Products with green attributes, including those that are locally made, reused, made with recycled content, made with less-toxic ingredients, and minimally packaged.
  • Help someone take action to protect the environmentby giving them high-quality, reusable and durable goods that reduce waste, protect water or conserve energy.
  • Support green businesses.Find businesses that sell used goods or offer repair services though the Choose to Re-Use Directory, or shop at a business recognized as a Hennepin County Environmental Partner for their efforts to recycle and divert organic waste.
  • Repair a favorite item.Small appliances, electronics, lamps, fans, toys, decorations, clothing and more can be repaired at a Fix-It Clinic, or look for a local businesses that offers repair services for specialty items like jewelry, shoes, electronics and more.

And remember to consider how your gifts are packaged. Most gift wrap is not recyclable because it contains a lot of dye, glitter, foil or is low quality, making it difficult to recycle into new paper. Consider using reusable gift boxes or bags, fabric, and recycled-content and recyclable paper when giving gifts.