Ash tree counters sought
The Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA) was recruiting neighborhood residents to assist with a neighborhood ash tree survey 9 a.m.–noon Sept. 26.
The survey is part of a two-pronged BMNA effort to stay on top of the spread of emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle whose larvae infest and kill ash trees. In addition to leading the survey, the BMNA-established Ash Borer Committee plans to keep neighborhood residents informed of the scope of the infestation in the city and neighborhood, as well as plans to address it.
Bryn Mawr residents who wish to help should contact Jessica Wiley at email@example.com or 374-3481.
Improvements to the Kenwood Community School playground, funded in part with a $10,000 Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA) matching grant, recently were completed.
A new retaining wall and fencing were installed along the W. 21st St. side of the playground. Some asphalt was removed from the playground surface to improve drainage for four new elm trees.
A brick column and new seating also were installed during the project. The total cost was about $44,000, much of it paid for through donations from current school families, alumni and neighborhood residents.
The Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) is looking for neighborhood photographers to take part in its “Kingfield Utility Box/Thinking Out of the Box” project.
The organization is seeking photo submissions that define the neighborhood. Up to 20 images will be reformatted and used to wrap Kingfield utility boxes with the goal of promoting public art and preventing graffiti. A sample utility box can be found at 38th Street and Nicollet Avenue.
Photographers can submit up to five sets of photos, shot in the neighborhood, along with a short phrase completing the sentence “Kingfield is…” A panel of community members will choose the best shots.
Participants must submit photos along with application and waiver-of-rights forms by Oct. 1. The forms and more information about the project can be found at kingfield.org. Call 823-5980 with questions.
Fall festival coming up
The Windom neighborhood’s Fall Festival is set for Sept. 26, from 4–8 p.m. at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave. S. The event will feature games, music, food and more. For more information, contact the Windom Community Council at 668-3392.
Southwest neighborhood group meeting times
Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) meeting: Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.
Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) meeting: Board meets every 1st Tuesday at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Lyndale Farmstead Park Building, 3900 Bryant Ave.
East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.
Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.
Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.
Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): Board meets 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Monday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 3rd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.
Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.
Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Community School, 2620 Grand Ave.
Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.