District 10 Community Council

Neighborhood cleanup Kits

         The Como Community Council, in partnership with the Capital Region Watershed District, is now offering Neighborhood Cleanup Kits for community members or organizations to borrow to lead their own cleanup events.

Each kit includes trash grabbers, vests, bags and gloves. Plan a cleanup in your neighborhood, even if it’s just your own household, or add one to your annual block party this summer.  

         To reserve a kit email kits@district10comopark.org. Reserve one kit for any event or two for a larger cleanup! More info on the D10 Website: District10ComoPark.org/Cleanup#kits

Como Tree Trek: Meet the trees

         Last year, District 10 Como Community Council received a grant from the St. Paul Audubon Society to support a new initiative for the Como Park Tree Trek.

For several years, the Tree Trek program has tagged Como Park trees and provided an accompanying self-guided map but thanks to the new funding, the program has expanded content with Meet the Trees.

Our Tree Trek guide, Stephanie Mirocha, spent countless hours last year writing thorough and personalized tree species write-ups with photos for  all 41 tagged tree species in Como Park.

       It was wonderful to see that, like the experience of attending one of the guided Tree Trek events, the written content is not only informative but filled with personal touches and fun quirks.

While the photographs document the trees, many of them are also simply gorgeous and illustrate Stephanie’s multitude of artistic talents.

Meet the Trees on the D10 website: District10ComoPark.org/Tree-Trek

Annual Ice Cream Social – July 12, 5:30-8p.m.

         Every year, the District 10 Community Council plans our Ice Cream Social, typically featuring free ice cream, live music, meet-and-greets with neighborhood organizations and activities for children and families.

The event is scheduled at the Historic Streetcar Station in Como Park, 1224 Lexington Pkwy N. Due to limited available parking, please consider walking, biking or carpooling to the celebration.

This event is still being planned. If you’re interested in helping plan or volunteering at this event, please fill out our volunteer interest form, come to our meetings listed below or reach out to organizer@district10comopark.org.

Find out more at district10comopark.org/IceCreamSocial.

Community meetings

  • July 3, 7 p.m. – D10 Como Community meeting – First Wednesdays
  • July 16, 7 p.m – D10 Como Community meeting – 3rd Tuesdays
  • August 7, 7 p.m. – D10 Como Community meeting – First Wednesdays
  • Aug. 20, 7 p.m. – D10 Como Community meeting – 3rd Tuesdays

District 10 meetings are hybrid on Zoom and at the Como Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington Pkwy) , you can find meeting details on the  website: District10ComoPark.org.

All District 10 Community meetings are open to the public and have space for community members to bring topics for discussion.

Submitted by Shevek McKee, District 10 executive director.

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