Thanks to Kasota volunteers

A committed group of neighborhood volunteers joined Environment Committee members in early May for a rescheduled cleanup of the Kasota Ponds wetland. Thanks to all who gave their time and energy, and also to Dunn Bros., Colossal Café, Subway, Speedy Market and the Hampden Park Co-op for their snack donations.

Transportation Expo is June 17

Join District 12 on Monday, June 17, 6:30-8 p.m. at Langford Park Rec Center to hear from the many transportation organizations and projects going on in our neighborhood. From Hourcar to streetcars, Nice Ride bike share to the Friendly Streets initiative, many major players and plans will be there. Is there a transportation group that you’d like to hear from? Email

Raymond reconstruction

The reconstruction of Raymond Avenue is underway. Phase I from University to Hampden will begin in July. The District 12 Community Council will sponsor a community information session in June for neighbors and property owners to learn more about construction details and timing.

Stay tuned at for date, time and place.

Phases II and III of Raymond (Hampden to Energy Park and Energy Park to Como Avenue, respectively) have been awarded federal funding and are now in the queue for city funding. The council will host a series of community meetings to get feedback on preferred options along the route for access, traffic calming, and balancing the multiple kinds of users of this crucial road.

The date for the first meeting was not available at press time, but details will be available on the District 12 website,

Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Do you care about pedestrian safety? Do you want to ensure that the roads of St. Paul are safe for all users? Join an effort to build a citywide pedestrian safety campaign.

Contact Callie at or 651-695-4000 to learn more and get involved.

Meet us at the arts festival

The Energy Resilience Group and several other action groups from the Transition Town All St. Anthony Park initiative will have a table in the community section at the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival. Community groups will be on Carter Avenue south of Como Avenue. Stop by to say hello and share your ideas.

Upcoming District 12 meetings

The District 12 Community Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at South St. Anthony Recreation Center (SSA), 890 Cromwell Ave. The district’s Land Use Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at SSA. The Energy Resilience Group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Email to find out the location each month. The Environment Committee meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at SSA.

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