Updates, history, and content from neighbors in and around the Wedge
LHENA recently provided $5,000 to help purchase new machinery for Osman Cleaners in order to eliminate their use of perchloroethylene – also called “perc.” With help from the City of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the East Isles Resident Association, and LHENA, Minneapolis is now the first city in the nation to be entirely perc-free!
To read more about this achievement, check out this article from the City of Minneapolis!
(L-R): LHENA treasurer James Tsantes; Aarif Osman, owner of Osman Cleaners; Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey; City Council President Lisa Bender; LHENA executive director Paul Shanafelt. Image courtesy of City of Minneapolis.
Help protect our aquatic resources this winter!
De-icing salt pollutes our lakes, creeks, and wetlands. When salt melts snow and ice it
dissolves in to the water and cannot be removed. As it accumulates in our soil and water bodies it becomes more and more harmful to plants, aquatic life, and infrastructure. You can prevent further salt pollution by using the recommendations below.
These efforts were also recently featured in the Southwest Journal! Read the article on SWJ's website to get more information about how we're working to distribute these resources to businesses.
Calling all Wedge Walkers to unite in greeting Super Bowl visitors, staying on the alert, and showing our neighborhood pride! Wedge Walkers is a group of residents, like you, that get together and simply walk the neighborhood throughout the year. We only ask that you keep your eyes open, are welcoming, and have fun!
We have complimentary neon gold safety vests available for members of the Lowry Hill East community. Here's how to receive a vest:
1) email Crime & Safety Committee Chair Alicia Gibson for vest delivery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2) stop by our next neighborhood Oversight Committee meeting on January 24, 6:30-8pm at the LHENA offices at 2909 Hennepin
3) join us for happy hour at Mortimer's from 5-6:30 on Wednesday, January 31.
Medium and Large/XL sizes available, please specify.