November is Water Quality Month in Tangletown
… and we’re inviting residents from other neighborhoods to join us for a couple FREE Events!
Water Quality Forum – November 1st
Join us Tuesday, November 1st for an evening forum with Leslie Yetka from the Fresh Water Society. Leslie will discuss water quality issues in urban areas and strategies for residents to mitigate their impacts and protect our waterways. The forum takes place at Fuller Park (4800 Grand Ave S) – doors open at 6:30pm and the forum starts at 7:00pm.
Water Quality Fair – November 5th
Tangletown is hosing a Water Quality Fair November 5th from 1:30-4:00pm at Fuller Park. Stop by to play games, talk to water resource specialists, check out interactive exhibits, learn how to protect our water resources through simple home practices, and grab a hot beverage and snacks. Exhibitors from Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Westwood Consulting, the Master Water Steward Program, the Wetland Health Evaluation Program, Tangletown Neighborhood Association, and City of Minneapolis Adopt-a-Drain program will be present at the fair. This is a FREE event open to residents from all neighborhoods, so please bring friends and family! There will also be door prizes!
Join us in removing Buckthorn from the Minnehaha Creek area. There are a variety of tasks and all are welcome.
- When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 9:30 am-12 pm
- Where: Meet at the North Side of the creek, east of Girard Av S.
- Questions? email Lynnhurst.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PLEASE JOIN US for a “Table Topics” forum to learn more about important strategies you can implement to protect our local waters.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 9:30-NOON
LYNNHURST COMMUNITY CENTER
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!