Monthly Archives: April 2019

25th Annual Earth Day Watershed Clean-up, April 20, 2019

It’s time for our Annual Earth Day Clean-up!

Join us on April 20th, from 9:30am to Noon, for the 25th anniversary of this annual clean-up along Minnehaha Creek and surrounding areas. We will meet at the Lynnhurst Community Center to sign-in.  Coffee and rolls will be available to power up for our clean up.  Gloves and trash bags will also be provided.

This year we’re adding some special things to celebrate the 25th year, including prize drawings to let you know we’ve noticed the special efforts made to clean up in our community (and this clean-up counts!). We’ll also have some historical picture boards where you might see a younger version of yourself! And, as usual, we’ll have education tables, and lots of opportunity to socialize with neighbors and friends.

The event will wrap up with pizza and cookies this year.  This is a great family event–or bring a group of friends and help make a difference by cleaning up our beautiful environs.  Hope to see you there!

Yard Waste Collection Begins The Week of April 8, 2019

Starting the week of April 8th, Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can set properly prepared yard waste at their alleys or curbs next to their garbage carts by 6 a.m. on garbage day.

Yard waste must be properly prepared for collection.  The following are accepted:

  • Paper lawn and leaf bags
  • BPI certified compostable plastic bags
  • Reusable container (must be approximately 33 gallons in size, 26-32 inches tall, have sturdy handles and weigh no more than 40 pounds when full.
  • Brush and branches bundled with string or twine. Bundles must be less than 3 feet long and weigh less than 40 pounds. Branches must be less than 3 inches in diameter.

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Spring Forum On Trees Well Attended On March 23

Over 50 people participated in the Spring Forum on Trees held on Saturday morning March 23rd.  Presentations (included below) were given by MPRB’s Director of Forestry Ralph Sievert, Forestry Preservation Coordinator Craig Pinkalla, and MN Tree Care Advocate Volunteer Programs Coordinator Ashley Reichard. Topics included the many benefits of trees; selecting, planting and caring for trees; and managing our urban forest for diversity and resilience. The dire consequences of the emerald ash borer were covered in detail, including the fact that many ash trees are growing on private property and homeowners are responsible for their removal.

The forum concluded with hand pruner sharpening and the selection of a free fruit tree to be picked up on April 20th.

MN Tree Care Advocate Presentation 03-23-19

MPRB Presentation EAB & Diversity 03-23-19