Posts tagged: sustainability

Park Board posts preferred park concepts online

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By robb, February 29, 2016 11:33 am

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has completed “preferred park concepts” for parks in the south service area.  These concepts are available for review on the MPRB web site:

East sector:  Brackett, Hiawatha School, Longfellow, Matthews, Adams Triangle, Normanna Triangle, and Seven Oaks Oval

Central sector: Central, Corcoran, Phelps, Powderhorn, Sibley

Adams Triangle has been identified in the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works investment framework as a unique opportunity to create a public space and community amenity along Minnehaha Avenue.  The MPRB with community support have developed a park concept that integrates sustainability, community orchards, stormwater management, and public space improvements.

Adams Triangle concept

Adams Triangle proposed facilities

$25 trees from Minneapolis City Tree Program

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By robb, March 17, 2015 10:34 am

It’s time for the City of Minneapolis’ annual City Tree Program.  Minneapolis property owners —  including residents, businesses and nonprofits — are eligible to purchase a tree for $25.  You can choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees.  Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Order online beginning March 23rd for the best selection.   Go to the Tree Trust website for more info or to order a tree.

Longfellow Energy Fair on Feb 7th

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By robb, February 3, 2015 9:28 am

The first Longfellow Energy Fair is coming up on Saturday, February 7. The Fair will be at Holy Trinity Church at 2730 East 31st Street, from from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is a great opportunity to learn more about saving energy, saving money, and reducing your carbon footprint.  It also aligns with the work of the Hiawatha CARE project, by helping people take action to address air quality and sustainability in their communities.

Check the project website for more information, including program details and registration.

City tree sale starts Monday the 17th

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By robb, March 15, 2014 7:21 am

The 2014 Minneapolis City Tree Sale is beginning on Monday, March 17th.  Trees are available for Minneapolis homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits and must be planted on private property in the city.  Sixteen varieties of trees are available, and the trees cost $25.

Improving the urban tree canopy is a key strategy identified through the Hiawatha CARE Project.  The benefits of planting trees include:

  • improving air quality;
  • addressing stormwater;
  • creating habitat for animals;
  • increasing property values; and,
  • savng money on energy bills.

You can check the Tree Trust Project Website for more information on the program, including the types of trees available and an online and paper ordering form.