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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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Stormwater Study at NE Middle School

Northeast Middle School (NEMS) & the Audubon Neighborhood Association (ANA) were recently awarded a $9640 grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to study the feasibility of a storm water management project on school grounds. ANA is also contributing an additional $2000 to the study, which will be undertaken by a consulting firm.

Once the study has determined the feasibility of storm water run-off reduction measures, ANA and NEMS intend to apply for an action grant from MWMO to fund the implementation of a project. NEMS students will be involved in both the feasibility study and the proposed implementation, lending a significant educational component to the process.

This project was inspired by the larger MWMO-funded storm water mitigation project undertaken at Edison High School.

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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Attention Audubon Homeowners—Participate in the “Neighborhood of Rain Gardens” Program for a Chance to Receive a Free Rain Garden

Rain gardens are beautiful – and environmentally significant – landscaping features that are gaining popularity. ANA is partnering with Metro Blooms to educate Audubon homeowners about the benefits and beauty of rain gardens. Audubon homeowners and property owners are now eligible to participate in a neighborhood rain garden program to manage stormwater runoff in the Mississippi River watershed.

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Afternoon in Audubon Park

Sunshine on Audubon Park Playground

Sunshine on Audubon Park Playground, October 2007 © Mark Fox

Join Us for the 4th Annual Audubon Park Spring WingDing on April 28!

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ANA and the Northeast Middle School Family Involvement Group invite you to an annual community festival honoring our urban ecology. Join us for food, fun, games, and environmentally-themed activities. The event will be held on Saturday, April 28th, 11am–2pm, at Audubon Park, 29th Ave. and Buchanan St. NE and will offer a variety of activities for both kids and grown-ups. Stop by anytime; the WingDing will be held rain or shine!

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