Monthly Archives: October 2018

8th Annual Buckthorn Bust

8th Annual Buckthorn Bust

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Why is Buckthorn so bad?

Þ Buckthorn out-competes native plants for nutrients, sunlight and moisture. It    literally chokes out surrounding trees and plants, making it nearly impossible for any new growth to take root under its canopy of dense vegetation.

Þ Buckthorn degrades wildlife habitat and alters the natural food chain and growth of an otherwise healthy forest.

**Meet at bottom of stairs at Dupont Ave S, north side of Creek**


Questions, email 

Sponsored by the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association and the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee


Help Us Keep Leaves Out Of The Street

Do your part to help water quality in Lake Harriet and the Minnehaha Creek by keeping your leaves and grass clippings out of the street! Put up a lawn sign as a reminder to everyone. When leaves fall in the street, they decompose and enter city storm drains, going directly into lakes and rivers. This becomes unwanted algae growth next summer! This algae dies and decomposes at the bottom of the lake, using up needed oxygen that fish and plants need. Help prevent this by raking and collecting fallen leaves from your curb, storm drain, sidewalk and alleyways. Place these leaves in your compost pile, use as mulch for your garden, or bag them for the city to pick up. It is illegal to sweep leaves into the street in Minneapolis!   To obtain a sign, email


Hennepin Fix-It Clinic at Burroughs Community School, Sat. Oct. 13, Noon – 4 pm

Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at the Fix-It Clinic at Burroughs Elementary School, 1601 W 50th St, Mpls, Saturday October 13, noon-4pm.

At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Events are first come, first served. More info at