Monthly Archives: November 2012Image
You can make a positive difference by ADOPTING A STORM DRAIN
near your residence. It involves removing leaves and other debris
covering the drain and placing it in your yard waste bags for collection
as needed. Please place non-yard waste materials in recycling or the
trash. Maybe 3 or 4 of your neighbors could work with you? This
effort not only helps to improve our local water quality, but can help
prevent flooding at intersections.
Please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-239-3208 to sign up. Thank you.
UPDATE on the Storm Water Management Forum, Sat. Nov. 17, 9-10:30, Lynnhurst Community Center. Additional information will be provided by Mike Perniel, MPRB Water Quality Specialist, on the Lake Harriet diagnostic study/management plan currently underway with consultant Barr Engineering.
Don’t Miss the 7th Annual Green Gifts Fair!
Saturday, November 17, 2012 • 10 am-5pm
Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis – Lake St. & Chicago. Ave.
Freewill donations will be accepted at the door
SHOP. 70+ local eco-vendors for green, recycled, fair-trade and organic gifts.
LEARN. Experience demos, activities and take home information about reducing your environmental impact over the holidays.
EAT. Come to sample foods and plan to eat lunch or dinner at the Midtown Global Market – offering over 30 food options.
CELEBRATE. Pick up a free copy of the new 2013 Do It Green! Directory – listing over 150 Do It Green! approved green businesses and organizations.
REDUCE. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and come car-less by biking, walking or carpooling.
For a list of vendors, demos and the main stage schedule visit www.doitgreen.org
Hennepin County and Covanta Energy Corporation are partnering to encourage residents to properly dispose of mercury-containing items. Mercury in the environment is a concern because exposure to it can be harmful to humans and wildlife.
Click here for guidelines, restrictions and a list of eligible items. The program runs through March 1, 2013
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is hosting a public open house Tuesday Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lynnhurst Recreation Center (1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy) to collect feedback about its 2012 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program and inspections conducted at Lakes Calhoun, Harriet and Nokomis.
Stop by during and share your feedback. If you are unable to attend but wish to share feedback, an online survey will be available November 13-27.
You can also learn more about what you can do to improve the quality of our local bodies of water at the Stormwater Management—Fall Forum on Saturday, November 17, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Lynnhurst Community Center. This forum is sponsored by Lynnhurst Environmental Committee and the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association.
The city has updated its One Sort Recycling website to include an interactive map detailing when streets and neighborhoods are scheduled to switch to one sort recycling. Most of Lynnhurst neighborhood is scheduled to switch in Spring 2013, with some areas South of the creek starting the week of November 12. Click the map below to see when One Sort is coming your way.