St. Anthony Park community councils news

District 12

Transportation Committee update

If you think things have been quiet around the Transportation Committee after the installation of the sidewalk and creative crosswalk on Territorial Road and the street painting by the Seal Hi-Rise, you’d be wrong!

The committee is working hard behind the scenes on the installation of two ADA-compliant benches that will be placed on the Seal Hi-Rise property and by the creative crosswalk across from Dogwood Coffee (pending city approval).

Artist Austin Watanabe (austinwatanabe.com) will design and fabricate these benches with input from community members.

Along with the benches, artists are being selected for a mural that would wrap around the side of the Murphy Rigging building on Territorial Road. After receiving applications, residents will vote for a final artist, who will install the mural no later than June—hopefully in time for the annual ChromaZone Mural and Art Festival!

If you’d like to know more about this, or other committee projects, please contact jessica@sapcc.org.

Seeking watershed commissioner

Are you interested in local environmental issues and want to make a difference? The post of commissioner representing Saint Paul to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is vacant.

The organization is dedicated to protecting and improving water quality, habitat and natural resources in an urban watershed that drains directly into the Mississippi River. Each community is represented by a commissioner. The board oversees the organization’s $1.8 million budget, goals and priorities and meets every other month.

The MWMO, which encompasses 25,543 acres (39.9 square miles) of fully developed urban lands and waters, monitors and tracks water quality in the watershed and conducts education and outreach to promote active environmental stewardship among residents.

In Saint Paul, the the Saint Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC.org) and its Environment Committee nominate its watershed commissioner. If you are seeking an opportunity to make a difference in your community and beyond, please contact Jessica Willman at jessica@sapcc.org for more information.

Submitted by Jessica Willman, District 12 community organizer.

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