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Milkweed for Monarchs Workshop (10/10)

Learn how to collect and plant milkweed seeds.  Provide monarch habitat and plant this fall.  The beloved monarch has suffered a steep decline, in only a few years, largely due to milkweed habitat losses. The milkweed family is the only monarch caterpillar host plant (their specific diet).  No milkweeds = no monarchs.12033174_912283968808233_937455130620084326_n

Learn the secrets to successfully planting milkweed from an experienced nursery grower.

To get you started, a variety of milkweed seeds will be provided. Kid friendly!  $5 donation per person or family.  Preregister and reserve space by contacting Vicki at 612-232-8196 or vbonk@usiwireless.com.  The workshop will be held at Lake Nokomis Recreation Center on Saturday, October 10 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

Downloads – Press Release and Event Poster

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Community Input Meeting – 54th Street & Riverview Road Development (9/30)

Post Meeting Coverage Article from the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger

Council Member Andrew Johnson (Ward 12), City Staff and NENA’s Housing, Commercial and Streetscape Committee are co-hosting a community meeting on September 30th to gather neighborhood input on a proposed housing development at 54th Street & Riverview Road.

The City is in the process of issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for four properties to be developed by 54th Street East and Riverview Road. They are: 5118 54th Street East and 5348, 5364, and 5368 Riverview Road.

Join the conversation as the City prepares plans to develop the site for a new multi-family construction project. You can learn about the RFP process and share your thoughts on draft development objectives for the site. Come and be a part of shaping the future development of this site.

Community Input Meeting
Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Morris Park Recreation Center – 5531 39th Ave S.

Click here to access the Facebook event page.

Meeting Flyer

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We Love Monarchs Video!

DSC_4302_090614Check out this video from the 2015 Minneapolis Monarch Festival created by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

We Love Monarchs!

Visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s website to learn more about this imperiled species and how you can help.

Minneapolis Monarch Festival Guest Survey
Did you attend the festival?  If so, please take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts!  Guest Survey

Thank You Pollinator Pals!
Just a note to send our special thanks to the dozens and dozens of volunteers who helped make the 2015 Minneapolis Monarch Festival a huge success.  Visit www.monarchfestival.org to view photos from the event.

 

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NENA Listening Sessions

Do you have some ideas about housing, livability, commercial corridors, streetscape and the environment in our community? You are exactly who NENA wants to hear from!

Sign up for a NENA Listening Session and participate in a guided discussion. NENA is working on a 3-year Strategic Plan and we want to hear your ideas.

Space is limited for the listening sessions! Sign up today by emailing nena@nokomiseast.org and let us know which session you would like to attend. Sessions will be held at the NENA office and light refreshments will be served.B9315669601Z.1_20141229132229_000_GN89HMNK1.1-0

Commercial & Streetscape: Tuesday, 9/15/2015 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Environment: Saturday, 9/19/2015 @ 9:30 – 11:30 am
Housing & Livability: Saturday, 9/19/2015 @ 12:30 – 2:30 pm

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Nokomis Block Party (9/13)

The sixth annual Noko
mis Block Party is gearing up to be even bigger and better than ever! Bring your families and friends and stroll on down to the 34th Avenue South and 50th-51st Street outdoor festivities hosted by Oxendale’s, the Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA), Faith Lutheran Church and McDonald’s Liquors.  Come by from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Check out local business booths and local food vendors. Enjoy live music, games, arts and crafts and more.COzNCXhWcAQEYzj

  • Family Fun including Bounce House, Brats and Dogs, Corn Roast, Kids Games and Fire Trucks
  • Local Business Vendors and Local artists
  • Classic Car Show (at McDonald’s Liquor)
  • Live Music
  • Passport Drawing
  • Faith Lutheran Church Raffle
  • Local Farmers
  • Dunk Tank and Free Root Beer Floats
  • Prizes

Link to festival’s website.

PS – NENA’s Pop-Up Kiosk will be at the festival.  Stop by to “spend” money on neighborhood priorities, complete the Neighborhood Asset Survey and be a part of a community art making project!

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Volunteers Needed for the Minneapolis Monarch Festival

MB child costume TB 9.15Are you “into” monarch butterflies and pollinators? Are you concerned about their conservation? Do you love a fun, family-friendly party and the summer festival scene?

If you answered “YES” to any of the above, you may want to volunteer at the 7th annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival –Festival de la Monarca™ on September 12 at Lake Nokomis.

The Minneapolis Monarch Festival –Festival de la Monarca™ is possible because of the efforts of over 100 volunteers. There are many opportunities for a rewarding volunteer experience. All volunteers receive an official Festival T-shirt as our way of saying thank you.

If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s Festival, please complete the attached registration form and return it as soon as possible. Volunteers must be at least 14 yrs old and speak English.  We also need bilingual English-Spanish speakers so everyone from Minnesota to Mexico can celebrate with us.

Volunteer Registration Form – English
Formulario de Registro Voluntario – Español

More information at www.monarchfestival.org!

 

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