In 2020, the Minneapolis Public Works Department plans to reconstruct Girard Ave S between Lake St. and Lagoon Ave. The City is just kicking off the planning and conceptual design phase of the project. Public Works’ goals for the project are to:
What are your goals for the project?
What are your goals for the project? Do you disagree with any of the Public Works project goals? Tell them what you think by taking their survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/GirardAveRecon
The survey will be available through November, 2018. You can also find out more about the project and sign up for project updates on the project website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/futureprojects/girard-ave-s-reconstruction
We hope your fall has started off pleasant enough - keeping cozy.
This past Saturday was our annual fall community clean up. You might’ve seen the signs around the neighborhood.
Cleanups are a staple of volunteer activity here in the Wedge, and they are a pride of us here at LHENA. They are an easy, fun way to get some fresh air, meet a neighbor or two or spend a Saturday morning with a friend, all while helping to tidy up the community.
In the spring, we collected over 200 lbs of trash and recyclables, including a car part or two!
On Saturday, we met up around 10:00am at Mueller park for coffee and bagels.
We then were led in a brief training by Katie, our board president. Some people brought their own gloves but there were plenty of extras on site, as well as grippers.
And then we were off!
We worked in teams (and brought our coffees along for the journey). We returned to the park at 12:00 to weigh the haul. And all in all, we collected over 83 pounds of trash, 22.5 of which were recyclable!
Thank you to everyone who came out to help tidy up our community. :)
P.S. We’ve got a leaf cleanup scheduled for November 17th, so mark your calendars for that.
Our community wine tasting fundraiser is tonight! Don't have tickets yet? Snag 'em online by NOON today for $25. Tickets will also be available at the door ($35).
Meet neighbors, sample over 400 varieties of wine, and enjoy an array of delicious food from Uptown restaurants - all for a good cause!
INFO & TICKETS
Are you passionate about city buildings, roads, parks, and other infrastructure? We are now seeking new neighborhood leadership to serve as Chair for this community committee. A responsibility of running a meeting once a month and overseeing the business of the committee. Vote will be at the committee meeting this coming Wednesday.
What: Zoning and Planning Committee Election
Where: LHENA Office, 2909 Hennepin Ave, 55408
When: Wednesday, October 10 -- 6:30-8:00pm
Who: Anyone who lives in the neighborhood, or owns a business or property here.
Have you seen these around the neighborhood? Get your own LHENA Votes Yard Sign!
We want to fill the neighborhood with these puppies, so the more the merrier.
Email email@example.com and we can plan a drop off.
Suggested donation of $10.
The LHENA board of directors will convene this Wednesday, September 19th for their monthly meeting. The public is welcome to attend. See the .pdf for the draft agenda.
If you are new to LHENA and/or our board meetings, feel free to come early at 6pm to chat with our board and staff!
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 19th
2909 Hennepin Ave S
Zoning & Planning Committee meeting
Thursday, September 6th
2909 Hennepin Ave
Agenda: Planned Parenthood clinic proposal.
See the .pdf to view the project questionnaire, which addresses economic & environmental impact, land use, design, & more.
Z&P meetings are open to the public.
Hennepin and Lake Community Wine Tasting Fund Raiser:
33 years of supporting neighborhoods, raising more than $363,000!
Samples from more than 400 varieties of wine! Light appetizers provided by Uptown-area restaurants.
Thursday, October 11th
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis
Tickets: $25 in Advance — $35 at the Door
Online tickets sales end at noon on October 11th.
100% of proceeds donated to neighborhood organizations:
CARAG • CIDNA • ECCO • EIRA • LHENA • WCNC
-The Ackerberg Group
-Minuteman Press Uptown
-Judy Shields of Coldwell Banker Burnet
Food donations from:
-Lake & Irving
-Red's Savoy Pizza
-Rise Baking Company
Must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event. ID required. Parking is limited. We encourage carpooling, walking, and mass transit. Please sample responsibly.
Event on Facebook
Join the Wedge Community for a fun September cleanup in celebration of the 34th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day!
We will be picking up trash and debris around Lake Bde Maka Ska and Lake of the Isles. Cleanup supplies will be provided, but to help us make this a near zero waste event, we would love for you to bring your own supplies. Please bring the following to cleanup if you have it: a bucket or plastic shopping bags to pick up trash, reusable gloves to avoid using disposable gloves, and reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
All are welcome to this fun neighborhood event. Bring your friends, neighbors, and families!
Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 15th
Meet on The Mall adjacent to the Walker Library (2880 Hennepin Ave)
About Coastal Cleanup Day: Hundreds of thousands of individuals volunteer on International Coastal Cleanup Day every year. Volunteers around the world pick up trash and debris around lakes, rivers, and beaches. Because all waterways are important (include all our lakes and the Mississippi!), this cleanup will be a great way to get out, have some fun, connect with your neighbors, and make a difference for our waterways.
Learn more about Coastal Cleanup Day: https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/
LHENA will conduct its monthly board meeting this Wednesday, August 15th. Two big items: the board will be voting to fill a board vacancy, and all LHENA members will be able to vote whether or not to reallocate $150,000 in program income into a new administrative fund. Full agenda can be found in the .pdf document.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 15th
2909 Hennepin Ave S
Public welcome to attend.