Harvest Festival at Tilden Park
The Como Community Council will be hosting a Harvest Festival at Tilden Park on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3-5 p.m. Whether you come with your neighbors or come to meet your neighbors, we would love to see you there! Everyone is invited to this free event!
This event is still being planned. If you’re interested in helping plan or volunteering at this event you can fill out our volunteer interest form, come to our Neighborhood Relations Committee meetings (1st Wednesdays), or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more at district10comopark.org/sd1event.
Volunteers needed for Citywide Dropoff
The city partners with local district councils to organize annual citywide drop-off events for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items and recyclable materials not collected via the residential recycling program. D10 Como Park helps coordinate the event held annually at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. This year it will be Sept. 17, 8 a.m-1p.m.
Volunteers get a voucher for a free drop-off. If you’re interested in volunteering please sign-up in the link below or email email@example.com. View the accepted items list, rates, and more online.
Lake Como Cleanup Oct. 8
D10 Como Park is planning our next Lake Como Cleanup for Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m-noon. These events, in partnership with the Capitol Region Watershed District, focus on the shoreline and lake itself. Our July 26 cleanup event drew 21 people who helped clean over 50 pounds of trash from the lakeshore!
District 10 provides trash-grabbers, rakes, buckets, nets, trash bags, and nitrile gloves for those who need them. Or, feel free to provide your own gear. Registration (before Oct. 7) is not required, but it helps us plan and communicate if changes come up. Register and find out more at District10ComoPark.org/Como-Clean-Up
Blood Drive Dates Added
D10 Como Park partners with the American Red Cross and the Como Zoo & Conservatory to coordinate community blood drives at the Zoo. Reservations are required to donate (may not be available until date gets closer). We’ve already collected over 150 units of blood in 2022 and are excited to share that we’ve agreed to continue our partnership on this effort, adding four more dates through May of 2023!
If you’re interested in volunteering at the check-in table, you can sign-up for an opening on our volunteer schedule or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The drives are split into two shifts of two volunteers each, 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m. It’s light work and a great way to connect with another neighbor. Find out more at District10ComoPark.org/BloodDrive.
D10 Community Meetings Schedule
Our monthly meeting schedule has changed! Starting in August, our three committee meetings (Neighborhood Relations, Environment, and Land Use) and Board meetings happen on two nights per month instead of four. Combining our meeting dates means it’ll be easier for community members to attend multiple meetings and be part of more discussions.
Our trial period began in August and will go through the end of the year. In December, we’ll gather community and board feedback on the new meeting schedule. We’ll make any necessary adjustments to the schedule starting in January and announce those changes to the community through all of our communication channels.
The Environment Committee and the Neighborhood Relations Committee now meet on the first Wednesday of each month.
•Environment Committee, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
• Neighborhood Relations Committee, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
The Land Use Committee and D10 Board Meeting now meet on the third Tuesday of each month.
• Land Use Committee, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
• D10 Board, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
As always, you can find meeting details on our website: District10ComoPark.org. All D10 board and committee meetings are open to the public and have space for community members to bring topics for discussion.
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