District 10

Como fall curb cleanup

The Como Community Council is partnering with Capitol Region Watershed District again for the 2023 Como Curb Cleanup.

When it rains, leaves on streets release nutrients into the water that flow into storm drains and the lake. There it becomes food for invasive algae. Studies have shown that sweeping up the leaves that sit against the curb where storm water or ice melt flows is surprisingly effective in reducing this damage.

Join more than 100 neighbors in sweeping your curb once a week this fall through November to help keep Lake Como clean. You can learn more and register as an “official” participant, which greatly helps us track our effectiveness, here on the D10 website: District10ComoPark.org/Cleanup.

Thanks for your help!

The District 10 Council extends its thanks to community members who have helped with recent community cleanup and recycling events.

The Sept. 16 city-wide dropoff at the State Fairgrounds saw a dramatic increase in participation over the past couple years. The results were more than 700 vehicles dropped off, along with some 20 tons of electronics and 15 tons of mattresses.

“We can’t thank our over 40 community volunteers enough for helping out,” said Shevek McKee, District 10 executive director. He added, “It’s also worth noting that you can recycle electronics for free all year.”

Meanwhile, this year’s Lake Como Cleanup event shattered District 10’s cleanup attendance record with 63 participants!

A special thanks to the students, parents and staff at the Twin Cities German Immersion School who assisted in the cleanup.

Another note: You can still participate in the District 10 Como Fall Curb Cleanup. Go to the District 10 community website at District10ComoPark.org for details.

Back to the 50’s parking survey

The Minnesota Street Rod Association is working with District 10 to learn the desires of residents regarding parking in the neighborhood east of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds during “MSRA Back To The 50’s Weekend.”

The survey questions are intended to get community perspective about making the street parking restrictions during “Back To The 50’s” closer to those during the State Fair as well as gauging interest in lawn parking.

It will take you less time to complete the survey than it did to read this! Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/50sParkingSurvey.

Seeking community writers

Do you like researching history or getting to know your neighbors? Then checkout our Know Your Como project.

During the past two years, the District 10 Neighborhood Relations Committee has coordinated volunteer writers to celebrate and appreciate the large and small contributions of our neighbors and the diversity that make the Como neighborhood a special place.

The Know Your Como pieces are posted on the District 10 website and weekly newsletter, but you can find all the articles to date at District10ComoPark.org/KYC.

Email district10@district10comopark.org if you would like to join the volunteer team.

D10 Community Meetings Schedule

• D10 Como Community ­meeting: Nov. 1, 7 p.m., First Wednesdays.

• D10 Como Community ­meeting: Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Third Tuesdays.

D10 meetings are hybrid on Zoom and at the Como Streetcar Station, 1224 Lexington Parkway. You can find meeting details at District10ComoPark.org. All D10 community meetings are open to the public and have space for community members to bring topics up for discussion.

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

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