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Buckthorn Bust – Join Us!

Join us in removing Buckthorn along the Minnehaha Creek area.  There are a variety of tasks and all are welcome.

  • When:  Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017  9:30 am-12 pm
  • Where: Meet at 48th Street & Minnehaha Parkway
  • Questions?  email

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.

Why is buckthorn such a problem?

  • Out-competes native plants for nutrients, light, and moisture
  • Degrades wildlife habitat
  • Forms an impenetrable layer of vegetation


How to Identify Buckthorn visit MN Dept of Natural Resources





Special dedication: Sat 9/23 Lynnhurst

Yvonne D. (Burniece) Hunter–A True Neighborhood Treasure!

Please join us on Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m., for the dedication of a special evergreen tree in her honor.

Yvonne was an instrumental resident and advocate for the Lynnhurst neighborhood and her passion has continued for over 23 years.  

  • Yvonne and her husband Jim, were very influencial in getting the new Lynnhurst Community Center built.
  • She started the Minnehaha Creek Cleanup
  • She loved gardening and was a tremendous advocate for the natural environment, especially water quality in Lynnhurst and Minneapolis.
  • All who knew her or have been been inspired by her activism are encouraged to attend.
  • Meet in the park area across the street from the Lynnhurst Community Center

Reminder: Lynnhurst Gives, Dec 3

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-7-41-32-pmOn Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am – 1:00pm take a break from pre-holiday stress to spend some quality time with your neighbors in southwest Minneapolis and support those in need at the same time.

Drop by the community center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway, with a donation (see below), see what’s going on with your neighbors, talk with a LYNAS Board Member and let your kids blow off some energy in a Bounce House or be creative with some art activities and face painting. 

We’ll have coffee, hot chocolate and some treats to keep our spirits bright. Stay the whole time, drop in for an hour or run in to say hello and drop off a donation. We’ll be there waiting for you.

This year we are collecting coats and warm weather gear for the adult students and families at Summit Academy ( and art supplies for Free Arts Minnesota ( 

Suggested donations for Summit Academy:
Gently-used or new coats, boots, hats, gloves, scarves or new warm socks. 

Suggested dontations for Free Arts Minnesota:
Scotch tape, boxed markers, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, pom poms, sequins, drawing pads, blank white t-shirts, composition books, Q-tips, art Smocks (all sizes) and little silver jingle bells.

Clean Water Starts Here! Lynnhurst Fall Forum Oct 15


PLEASE JOIN US for a “Table Topics” forum to learn more about important strategies you can implement to protect our local waters. 



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! 


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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REMINDER: Buckthorn Bust Volunteers Needed!

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Join your neighbors to help clear the buckthorn along the creek this Saturday — as WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Meet at the south side of the creek at Girard Av.  Bring gloves, water will be provided.  Questions?  send an email to

Sponsored by Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association.
Lynnhurst Environmental Committee

Project Bumble Bee – You can help!

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Survey Dates: August 2015

Help track bumble bee population around the Twin Cities!

Since 2007, the Minnesota Bumble Bee Survey has worked to document long-term trends in bumble bee populations and monitor declining species in the Twin Cities Area. Volunteers are needed to help capture bumble bees while they forage on flowers.  These bees are identified by experts, marked, and released. Here is our current schedule for August of  2015. Except where noted, there is no need to register. Just show up! Before you head out for the survey, please check in with us on Facebook for the latest updates as surveys can be cancelled due to poor weather. Rain dates will only take place I still need to count more bees at that site.

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Pollinator Party! July 30 – all are welcome


Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 10.38.20 PMYou are invited to the 2015 Pollinator Party on Thursday, July 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Lyndale Park Gardens on the east side of Lake Harriet. The party will be near the Perennial Garden and the Phelps Fountain (also known as the Turtle Fountain). This event is free.

The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food, and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees.

A few event highlights:

  • Learn about urban beekeeping
  • Sample Minnesota honey
  • Learn how to make your backyard bee-friendly
  • Kids can earn a cone of ice cream made with honey
  • Discover the wild bees of the park – help catch, identify, and release bees
  • And much more! More details at Pollinator Party webpage.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lyndale Park Gardens
Minneapolis, MN


Lynnhurst Garlic Mustard Pull, Tues., May 12, 6:30 p.m

Please join the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee May 12, to pull garlic mustard plants – an invasive plant (see below for more info) from the Minnehaha Creek paths. Meet at the Lynnhurst Community Center. Bring gloves and a garbage bag. Call Becky at 612-239-3208 for directions and questions.   Tues. May 12 6:30pm. Continue reading