District 10

Citywide drop-off set Sept. 16

The city of St. Paul partners with local district councils to organize annual citywide drop-off events for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items and recyclable materials not collected via the residential recycling program.

District 10 helps coordinate this event held annually at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. You can find more information and accepted items and pricing list at district10comopark.org/citywidedropoff, and the latest updates from the city of St. Paul at stpaul.gov/drop-offs.

Volunteers get a voucher for a free drop-off. Interested in volunteering to help us with the Sept. 16 Citywide Drop-Off event? For more information, please go to bit.ly/2023DropOffVolunteer.

Artist with Como roots

The new Treetop Trail at the Minnesota Zoo that has been making the rounds in various news outlets also includes an art exhibit at its brand new Hanifl Nature Center.

The artist, Stephanie Mirocha, who grew up on Midway Parkway and guides Como Tree Treks, presents three of her artworks displayed in the exhibit under the section Parts of a Tree.

All three paintings zoom the viewer in to the closeup world of trees—an Ohio buckeye blossom in spring, a “flowering” red pine pinecone and a cluster of newly emerged red maple samaras, (a.k.a. helicopter wings). Created in watercolors of different sizes, the paintings depict Mirocha’s inspiration arising from trees.

“Rooted in Nature” will be on display through the end of 2023. More information on Mirocha’s art appears on her website, stephaniemirocha.com.

District 10 recordings

Did you miss presentations given during District 10’s monthly Como community meetings or as part of a special event? Look for all District 10’s presentation recordings on our website at district10comopark.org/recorded-presentations.

District 10 community meetings

•  Environment Committee: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6

•  Neighborhood Relations Committee: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6

•  Land Use Committee: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

•  District 10 Board: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

District 10 meetings are hybrid on Zoom and at the Como Streetcar Station, 1224 Lexington Parkway. To find meeting details, go to ­District10ComoPark.org. All District 10 board and committee meetings are open to the public.

Submitted by Shevek McKee, District 10 Community Council executive director.

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