Amenities

Notice of ANA Funds Transfer

The Audubon Neighborhood Association has been awarded an action grant of $50,000 from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to construct a rain garden along 29th Avenue NE, in the south parking lot of Northeast Middle School. The project will be funded both by MWMO and the ANA. In order to fully fund the project, ANA announced at the community meeting held on April 4, 2016, that $10,000 is being moved from the Commercial Property Improvement Fund to the Parks and Environment Investment Fund.

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2016 Raingarden Program

Raingardens are beautiful and environmentally significant landscaping features. For the third time, Audubon Neighborhood Association is partnering with Metro Blooms to educate Audubon property owners about the benefits of raingardens and help them install their own raingarden!

Audubon property owners are eligible to participate in this program to beautify the neighborhood, create native habitat, and manage stormwater runoff on their property. Up to 15 properties in Audubon will receive an onsite consultation and raingarden design. The consultation includes identifying runoff conditions on your property, taking measurements, determining the appropriate size for your raingarden, and selecting plants.

Property owners are urged to register as soon as possible as consultations will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. The raingardens will be constructed by Metro Blooms and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota during the month of August. You can download an application form from ANA (pdf).

Project participants will be financially responsible for the purchase of the plants and mulch, and the cost of taking the sod and soil off site, if necessary.  ANA will cover the garden excavation costs to minimize cost for the property owner. ANA's partners in this program, Metro Blooms and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota, will excavate the gardens and place the mulch. Metro Blooms will order the plants, and property owners will then be responsible for the planting of the garden.

Metro Blooms will also provide supplemental information related to the maintenance of the new raingardens.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact ANA at 612-788-8790 or mail@audubonneighborhood.org or Metro Blooms at laura@metroblooms.org.

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ANA Offers Rain Garden Program

The “Neighborhood of Rain Gardens”

Rain gardens are beautiful and environmentally significant landscaping features that are gaining popularity. For the second time, Audubon Neighborhood Association is partnering with Metro Blooms and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to educate Audubon homeowners about the benefits and beauty of rain gardens.

Audubon homeowners and property owners are eligible to participate in a neighborhood rain-garden program to manage storm water runoff in the Mississippi River watershed. Up to 30 properties in Audubon Park will be selected to receive onsite consultations, where a rain garden design will be created specific to the property owner’s location. The neighborhood association will provide the majority of the funding for consultations and installations, so the property owner will be able to install the garden at a very reasonable cost.

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Bike Walk Move at the Market on July 12 and August 9

 

Info about new ways to get around, plus free bicycle check-up from Recovery Bike Shop.

The Twin Cities has many new bike routes, including the Emerson & Fremont Ave bike routes in North Minneapolis. What’s a bicycle boulevard? How does this route connect to others in the Twin Cities? The Bike Walk Move table will have these answers and more. Spin the Bike Walk Move Wheel, answer the question, and you can win prizes! Bring your bike for a quick bike check-up from the great folks at Recovery Bike Shop. Bicycling is up 52% in the Twin Cities from 2007-2011. Come find out how easy it can be to bike or walk where you need to go, especially if you’re not going far.

Bike Walk Move is a campaign to raise awareness and use of new routes and programs funded through the Bike Walk Twin Cities federal nonmotorized transportation pilot program administered by Transit for Livable Communities.

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4th Annual Audubon Farmers' Market Opens June 21

by Sarah Olson, Audubon Farmers’ Market Manager

For the fourth consecutive year, the Audubon Neighborhood Association(ANA) and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church are excited to host the Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market. The market will be open Thursdays from 4-7pm, June 21st through September 27, 2012. It is located at the corner of 27th Ave NE & Johnson Street NE in GA’s overflow parking lot.

The main goal of mini markets is to provide locally grown, healthy foods to all communities within Minneapolis. Another goal is to educate,engage, and strengthen communities. The new partnership will further enhance this sense of community 

Become a Member of the Audubon Neighborhood!

To meet our contractual requirements with the City of Minneapolis, the Audubon Neighborhood Association is updating our membership records.

All residents and business owners in the Audubon neighborhood are eligible to become members. To do so, you must formally notify the association. Please notify us by emailing mail@audubonneighborhood.org with your name, address, and e-mail address.

Membership will enable you to vote at our annual meeting on October 1. At this meeting, we will elect officers and vote on a proposed change to the community by-laws. There will also be food and drink donated by neighborhood restaurants!

If you have any questions, please contact the association office at 612-788-8790 or at  e-mail mail@audubonneighborhood.org.

Thank you very much.

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Central Avenue Median Update

You may have noticed that the Central Avenue median between 27th and 37th Avenue NE was stripped bare and cleaned in late September. For the past several years the median has suffered due to harsh weather, salt and plowing, occasional accidents and overall neglect. Many of the trees and shrubs along the median died off or were severely stressed, but a new plan is in the works to restore the median to a more natural state and resolve a number of long-standing driver and pedestrian issues.
 
The stripping and regrading is the start of the plan by the Department of Public Works to rebuild a new, sustainable median. The first step is to resculpt the median to hold rainwater better. The previous grading design caused much of the rainwater to run off the median into the storm sewer. 
 
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Northeast School Showcase, November 14

Be sure to visit the 4th annual Northeast School Showcase from 11:30 to 2:30 on Saturday, November 14 at Audubon Park. You'll be able to take a closer look at the public schools in Northeast and find our how the "Changing School Options" plan to save transportation costs by educating students closer to home will affect you. Early Childhood Family Education will present "Making the Transition to Kindergarten" at 12:30 pm. FREE activities for parents and children will include a recreational fire with roasting marshmallows, mini golf, entertainment from the Camden Music School, the Edison Robotics Team and athletic teams, face painting, crafts, door prizes, and more. The event is sponsored by Public Education Northeast. For more information, visit http://publicedne.blogspot.com.

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