REMINDER: Yard waste collection ends the week of November 14, 2016. If you have yard waste after collection has ended, please call Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 or visit Hennepin County’s website for alternative disposal options.
Thomas Sadler Roberts biographer to speak at Friends of Roberts Annual Meeting, November 12, 2016
Sue Leaf, biographer of Thomas Sadler Roberts, will speak at the 4th annual Friends of Roberts meeting on Saturday, November 12, at the Bryant Square Park building (3101 Bryant Ave S). The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. and Sue Leaf’s presentation will start at 1 p.m. All are welcome and there is no charge.
For more information on http://www.friendsofroberts.org
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!
Thurs. Sept. 8
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Meet at 5101 Logan Ave S to start the tour
Come see the first Blooming Alleys projects in the Lynnhurst Neighborhood and rediscover back alleys. The idea is to look beyond garbage cans and garages and envision alleys as inviting, ecologically-friendly community spaces. That’s what neighbors on five blocks in Lynnhurst did last spring when they started planning their alley makeover as part of a project called Lynnhurst Blooming Alleys for Minnehaha Creek. This is alley beautification with a green mission: to create lovely neighborhood spaces that incorporate strategies to reduce stormwater runoff and promote native habitat.
Metro Blooms will lead a tour of the alley between Logan & Knox Ave S and 51st & 52nd Sts. and will be available before and after the tour to answer questions. Arrive by 5:30 and join us for a happy hour beverage and snack as the tour begins.
B.Y.O.U – Bring Your Own Umbrella because this event is scheduled for rain or shine. Rain would provide practical demonstrations of stormwater diversion.
Email email@example.com with questions.
Pollinator Garden Walk
Join us for a free garden tour of 4 neighborhood gardens led by local resident and Pollinator Garden expert, May Kesler. Plan on providing your own transportation or join us on foot or bicycle. Weather permitting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
SAT AUGUST 6, 2016 9:30AM – NOON
9:30 4604 Aldrich Av S
10:15 4717 Dupont Av S
10:45 4735 Dupont Av So
11:30 5109 James Av S
Lynnhurst 8_6 PollinatorWalk
The Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association is offering matching grants for the 2016 implementation of stormwater management practices, up to $300 per household. See the attached Guidelines and Application Form. Questions, email the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee at email@example.com
Stormwater Management Practices Grant Application
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
Join 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!