Please join us for our
Litter Be Gone – Friends of Lake Hiawatha block cleanup
Saturday Oct 6 8am to 10am – We’ll meet at Roxanne’s house,
4055 25th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55406
- and will pick up trash from curbs and storm drains from near by blocks needing attention and then
- meet up for coffee at the Angry Catfish Coffee Shop at 10 a.m.
- because litter from our streets flows directly into lake Hiawatha from the north pipe we are working to remove litter up stream before it can wash down into the lake.
September 8 Ours: Our Park, Our Lake, Our Trash,” SE corner Lake Hiawatha Park https://nemaa.org/event/this-is-ours/ Listen to our volunteer PENNY Fuller who was featured on MPR on Art Hounds today! Nurse and concerned environmentalist Penny Fuller is looking forward to “This is Ours: Our Park, Our Lake, Our Trash,” a one-day exhibition and art installation on the southern shore of Lake Hiawatha. A group of artists will be creating pieces that invite viewers to both celebrate the natural beauty of the lake and raise awareness of the pollution that threatens its biodiversity.
Friends of Lake Hiawatha Action Teams and Leaders
We have simple actions you can take to help out with each of our Action Teams.
Lake Clean Up Team – contact Penny Fuller or Sean Connaughty to get involved. On weekend mornings spring, summer and fall, we frequently meet ~9am near Lake Hiawatha Park Building or other chosen section to clean up trash from Lake Hiawatha on foot and in kayaks
Pipe Mitigation Team – contact Sean C to get involved – volunteers working with the City of Minneapolis and MPRB to win approval of a open channel filtration system that will filter out trash and other contaminants flowing out of the large storm sewer pipe that enters directly into the Lake through the 43rd Street Pipe –
Watershed Friendly Yards & Streets Team – contact Roxanne Stuhr, Master Water Steward to get involved – we are a shared committee of the Friends of Lake Hiawatha and the Standish Erickson Neighborhood Association – Because all most of our yards and streets in SENA, Corcoran and Powderhorn drain directly into Lake Hiawatha with no filtering it is important that we practice watershed friendly yard care and prevent trash, leaves and grass clippings from flowing down our storm drains during rain events.
Simple Actions you can take
- Adopt your Storm Drain – become an official adopt a drain volunteer with the City of Minneapolis
- Watershed Friendly Yard Care
Community Visioning Team (following the Community Advisory Committee)
- Simple Action you can take – reach out to the CAC team members to learn how the team’s work progress. All meetings are open to the public! Consider attending if you can to learn and lend support.
- Community Advisory Committee Meeting #2 Monday, April 30th6:30pm to 8:00pmLocation TBD – however, you can get updates here:
- go to minneapolisparks.org
- go to Park Care & Improvements tab
- select Current Projects
- go to letter “H” to find the Hiawatha projects info
- all updates will be posted there
Communication/ Membership Team – contact Sean Gosiewski, Master Water Steward, to get involved
Help Friends of Lake Hiawatha with updating our web site and face book page and publish our monthly updates to keep our growing network of more than 200 volunteers active and growing.
- Simple Action – Forward our events and updates to your neighbors on next door.