St. Anthony Park community council news

District 12

Kasota Ponds Volunteer Clean-Up

The annual Kasota Ponds volunteer clean-up is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Located off Highway 280, Kasota Ponds makes up three of four water bodies in St. Anthony Park that are home to a variety of wildlife including fish, migratory waterfowl, turtles, mammals, songbirds and pollinator-friendly plants.

In 2023, volunteers removed about 2,200 pounds of trash and recyclables; this year they hope to collect even more!

Volunteers are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces. If you’d like, remember to bring insect and tick repellent. Work gloves, safety vests and trash bags will be provided.

(In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28.)

Sign up at bit.ly/KasotaPonds.

Seeking Environment Committee co-chair

District 12 has an opening for a committee chair on the volunteer-led Environment Committee. The Environment Committee advocates for clean air and water, organizes local clean-ups and supports a healthy local environment through various initiatives.

As our current Environment chairperson finishes their term, District 12 is looking for community members interested in leading the committee. There is another committee chair currently on leave, who upon returning will also be the other co-chair of the committee.

Experience is not needed, just an interest in advocating for the community and 6 to 7 hours to volunteer each month.

If you are interested in becoming the next Environmental Committee chairperson or for further information, please email info@sapcc.org.

New Speed Limits: Drive 25

Have you noticed the speed limit on Raymond Avenue between Como and University Avenues has changed?

It’s now 25 mph, the same as the speed limit on Como Avenue between the Minneapolis border and Raymond Avenue and many other arterial streets in St. Paul.

Ramsey County is lowering speed limits on streets that have in-street bike lanes, usually by 5 mph. Other decreases have taken place on Larpenteur Avenue, Pierce Butler Route and Como Avenue on the south side of the State Fair.

According to Ramsey County Public Works, Cleveland Avenue between Como and Larpenteur Avenues will be assessed for a possible change from 30 to 25 mph this year. If approved, implementation would occur this summer or fall.

Upcoming meetings

District 12 committee meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending an upcoming committee meeting or want more information, please email sapcc.org/event.

• Land Use Committee: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4

• District 12 Board: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 11

• Environment Committee: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24

• Equity Committee: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25

• Transportation Committee: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30

Submitted by Hailey Dickinson, District 12 Outreach and Communications Coordinator.

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