Organics Recycling Program- Update

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Hello Neighbors.  The Pearl Park Drop-Site Organics Recycling Program has been up and running for almost a month and it is going great!  We have had amazing participation and interest. Thank you to all of you who have participated; and to those that have been volunteering at the drop site, Thank you! This program would not be a success without all of you and your commitment to doing what you can to protect and preserve our resources!

A few updates we would like to make you aware of:

  • The current drop site hours, staffed by volunteers, are Tuesdays 4-7pm and Saturdays 9an-12pm.  This will continue through the end of June (possibly July).  After that, the carts will continue to be locked so if you have signed up to participate and completed your 5-min training, we will email you the code to the carts at that time and you can drop off whenever you’d like.  The code will change periodically and we’ll continue to email the new one to all registered participants.
  • If you are not registered and want to be, please visit the program’s website and sign up! http://www.minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste/organics/index.htm
  • After registering, visit our drop site during scheduled hours and get your 5-min training by one of our volunteers

Thanks again for all of your great excitement, participation and support!

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Bike Rodeo at Hale School on May 31st

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Picnic in the Park 2014

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Picnic in the Park 2014 is right around the corner.  The event date this year is Thursday, July 31st from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

If you are a local business or non-profit and would like to have a tent at the event, the forms are below.

PIP Business Form 2014

PIP NP Form 2014

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Register your Bike

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With the warmer weather we are beginning to see an increase in bicycle thefts. The city has a bicycle registration system available to Minneapolis residents. Registering your bike can assist in recovering your stolen bike and returning it to you. You can register your bikes on line thru 311 and on the MPD webpage.

It’s important to keep you bike locked up. Bikes are often stolen from open garages. Keep your garage locked and lock your bike(s) properly even when they are in the garage.

 

For questions, contact:

 

Don Greeley, Crime Prevention Specialist

Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct

(612) 673-3482

donald.greeley@minneapolismn.gov

 

John Baumann, Crime Prevention Specialist

Midtown Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave. S.

(612) 825-6138

john.baumann@minneapolismn.gov

 

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Minneapolis Kids Jr

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Minneapolis Community Education proudly presents Minneapolis kids Jr! Minneapolis Kids Jr. will offer a safe, nurturing, educational, and recreational experience specifically designed for children entering kindergarten the following school year. Children will be encouraged to pursue interests, and develop friendships, independence, and confidence. The program will run at 4 locations: Dowling (9AM-12PM), Hale (9AM-12PM), Lake Harriet Lower (10AM-1PM), and Ramsey (9AM-12PM) and will incorporate curriculum from Mother Goose Time. (www.mothergoosetime.com) Registration for Minneapolis Kids Jr. will open on May 1st, 2014. Please see the Minneapolis Kids website for more information.

http://mplskids.mpls.k12.mn.us

 

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Keep HPDL Clean and avoid fines – Spring 2014

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Every year, Housing Inspections staff proactively sweeps neighborhoods for environmental and nuisance violations. Housing staff are able to cover nearly every street and every alley at least once over the warmer months—many neighborhoods are swept multiple times during this period. Oftentimes our letters of violation come as a surprise to unsuspecting residents, so we have created a flyer to increase awareness and provided this to neighborhood organizations.

Mary Petersen, Associate
Council Member John Quincy’s office
350 S. 5th Street, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-673-2211
Mary.Petersen@minneapolismn.gov

 

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Earth Day Event AND Organics Recycling – April 26th!

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Hello Organic Recyclers!

We are about to go live with your Drop-off, Organics Recycling Program! 

The program will officially kick off  on Saturday, April 26th at Hale Page Diamond Lake’s Earth Day Celebration!   Join us at Pearl Park between 9:30am – 12pm.  There will be food, coffee, door-prizes, and of course, clean-up supplies for people who want to help tidy up the neighborhood!

 At this event,  we will be providing organics recycling training to ensure our compost has minimal contamination and to make sure everyone gets the maximum, garbage-reducing benefit from the program.  After completing the training, you can pick up a handy at-home guide, FREE compostable bags, coupons, and get started collecting organics at home.  Trainings will run every 30 minutes or so.

Why compost, you ask?

  • Huge reduction in trash produced (less to HERC)
  • Can compost items that can’t go in a backyard bin (like meat, dairy,  and soiled paper)
  • Organics recycling takes just minutes a week.
  • 1/3 of trash in Minnesota is compostable.
  • It’s green!
  • It’s a way to reduce your family’s carbon footprint.

Beginning on Saturday, April 26th, the organics recycling carts will be in the Pearl Park front lot and ready for use.  For the first couple months of the program, drop-off will be staffed by volunteers to help ensure there is minimal contamination and that everyone understands how the program works.  Come by with your organics on either Saturdays from 9am – 12pm or Tuesdays from 4pm – 7pm each week.

Please visit the City of Minneapolis webpage Pearl Park Residential Organics Drop-Off  to find more info on the program, specifics on what is and is not compostable, a sign-up feature to be a part of the program, and other links and information.Happy Spring, everyone!  See you at Pearl Park on the 26th!
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Hale Field Plant Sale

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The Hale & Field Annual Plant Sale is finally here and with it comes SPRING

Order Now!

Pre-Order Deadline: April 18th

 

Plant Sale Pick-Up: Saturday, May 10th

Hale School Parking Lot, 8-11am

1220 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

 

*New Feature: Gift Cards from Bachman’s, Wagners & Pahl’s*

 

*Note: We will not be hosting The Garden Sale this year*

 

 

Please visit the website at: http://www.halefieldpta.com/catalog/ to start shopping a Wide selection of gorgeous plants from Pahl’s Market, one of Minnesota’s best, family-owned nurseries.

 

 

Questions: Please contact the Landscape Committee co-chairs: Cindy Goehring, ckgoehring@gmail.com or Nicole Starks, starksnicole@hotmail.com

 

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Crime & Safety Committee Meeting

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$25 trees available to residents

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Starting March 17, the City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees for only $25 each. Mark your calendar now. Order your tree starting 8 a.m., March 17, at www.treetrust.org. Pick it up May 15, 17, 18 or 19.

 

Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits.

 

Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees. First-come, first-served – order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties.

 

Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.

 

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