Environment

Holiday Recycling Tips

December 2, 2018

Holiday recycling tips With the holiday season coming up, here are some helpful recycling reminders. Aluminum is recyclable Aluminum foil and trays are recyclable. Along with aluminum cans, aluminum foil, trays and tins are accepted in your recycling cart. Just make sure that the aluminum items are mostly free of food. They do not need…

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture Lifts Quarantine for Lowry Hill

June 27, 2018

On June 14, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has lifted the quarantine for Lowry Hill.  MDA treated the quarantine area on three separate occasions in May to eradicate the insects. The Department will monitor the area this summer using small, triangle-shaped traps made of cardboard. The traps contain a pheromone to lure in…

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Lowry Hill Gypsy Moth Quarantine STILL IN EFFECT

June 3, 2018

REMINDER: Although aerial treatments have been completed, the quarantine is still in effect. This is extremely important!  The insects are active and feeding. We will be monitoring the sites closely the next couple of weeks.  A press release will be issued if and when the quarantine is lifted.

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2nd Gypsy Moth Treatment Tuesday May 22nd

May 21, 2018

Due to forecasted rain this Wednesday, the previously announced treatment has been moved up to Tuesday May 22. Aerial applications are targeted to begin at 5:35 AM (sunrise) and ending at 8:30 AM. THIS IS WEATHER DEPENDENT. Tomorrow morning there is a forecast for early morning fog. If that weather forecast holds true we may…

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Gypsy Moth Management in Lowry Hill: Upcoming Aerial Applications

May 3, 2018

Residents please note:  the planes applying the treatment will be flying VERY low (about 50 feet above the treetops) and be loud. There will only be one application over each treatment area. Spray planes will start very early in the morning but are able to fly for most of the day if weather is favorable.…

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Spring 2018 Prescribed Burns of Stormwater Wetland Ponds

May 2, 2018

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) wants to alert park and trail users that a contractor hired by Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) will be conducting prescribed burns for the stormwater wetland ponds at Bde Maka Ska, Lake Nokomis and Cedar Lake. The prescribed burns will take place during May 2018. Specific weather and…

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Tree-Planting Season has Begun

May 1, 2018

FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS PARKS AND REC FORESTRY DIVISION See video below:  How do you water a tree and what does it cost per season to do that? Last Friday, hundreds of folks celebrated Arbor Day with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), helping to plant 150 trees in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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Gypsy Moth Treatment Area: Public Information Meeting March 6th, 2018

February 15, 2018

Gypsy Moth Quarantine and Treatment Update Minneapolis residents within the targeted management area will begin to receive notice this month alerting them about the management proposal to eradicate gypsy moths. All of Lowry Hill is in a planned treatment area. Public Information Meeting Scheduled Date: March 6th, 2018 Time: 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. with…

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