Check out Ramsey County's guide to recycling and reuse--a list of charities, nonprofits and consignment stores that can put your used stuff to good use. For more information, go to RamseyAtoZ.com or call 651.633.EASY (3279), available 24/7.
Online registration for the Midway Local Food Hub is now open! Becoming a member gives you access to seeds and seedlings for your garden, gardening workshop, a fantastic community, and more. Membership dues start at $10 and scholarships are available. Print applications in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish will be available soon.
St. Paul needs good ways to walk to light rail! Now is the time to begin building momentum for sidewalk and street improvements around the light rail corridor. The Walkability Survey focuses on walks from neighborhood locations to future LRT stations. Everyone is encouraged to walk the route and fill out a survey so that we know what improvements need to be made so each walk to the station is safe, accessible and enjoyable.
Metro Transit will host four public meetings in February and March to share results and from a study of 11 high-demand travel corridors for new “rapid bus” service.
Rapid bus service, also known as Arterial Bus Rapid Transit, will improve travel speed, increase reliability, enhance the quality of the ride and create faster connections on major arterial roadways. The service concept eliminates trip delays by stopping less frequently, speeding boarding times and incorporating technology that reduces time spent waiting at traffic lights.
The St. Paul Police Western Division will be offering home security and personal safety trainings:
It’s not to late to get a 0% interest deferred loan to replace your furnace or boiler and/or add insulation to your home. The Saint Paul Energy Smart Homes loan program is coming to a close, but funds are still available. Here are the details:
Energy Smart Homes is made possible by the City of Saint Paul with a grant from the US Department of Energy; through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA).
According to the latest census data, there are approximately 3750 people living in North St. Anthony (north of Energy Park Drive) and approximately 3038 living in South St. Anthony. Numbers aren't exact because some of the block data didn't quite fit our boundaries. For more information, go to Minnesota Compass.
You should do it. That project, business, event, experiment. Maybe it exists already, maybe it almost does. But the answer is yes, and – if you need space to get started, and you’re not looking for a long-term lease – we know where you should incubate that idea. Put aside anything you’ve thought about where you might do it. If you’re looking for inexpensive, flexible, accessible space, and visibility isn’t a bad thing, here’s our suggestion:
The Retrofit Companies is happy to announce a new E-waste Recycling Program for Ramsey county residents, beginning 2/1/2012.
What type of e-waste is included & What are the Fees?
Televisions & Monitors Recycling Fee: $5.00 each
Televisions: including TV's, TV DVD-VCR combinations, monitors for home security/CCTV systems
Computer Monitors: including monitors, "all in one" computers, eBook readers, digital picture frames and portable DVD players
Computers & Peripheral Electronic Devices Recycling Fee: FREE
Peripheral devices include items sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input or output from a computer: CPUs and Computer Towers, Laptop computers, Tablet PCs, Keyboards, Mice, Printers, Fax Machines, DVD Players, VCRs
Drop-off Facility is open to Ramsey county Residents M-F, 7:00am to 4:00pm
The Retrofit Companies is located at 2960 Yorkton Blvd., Little Canada, MN 55117
Over the past 25 years, the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department has established a tradition of hosting an annual Spring Parks Cleanup event to collect the trash that has accumulated over the winter. Now, with the help of the Saint Paul Public Works Department and their Come Clean! Neighborhood Litter Campaign, the event has transformed into a citywide effort to clean our parks, neighborhoods, and streets.
Since St. Anthony Park has come to know the Emerald Ash Borer more intimately than the rest of the state, you might be interested in joining the hundreds of citizens who already have stepped-up to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other destructive invasive pests. These volunteer "first detectors" form part of the state's early warning system for invasive tree pests, making it more likely that infestations will be found in early stages when they are easier to control.
Last summer the St. Paul Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit uncovered nearly a dozen illegal tow truck drivers who were stealing cars and scrapping them for cash at one primary automobile scrap metal operation in the Twin Cities. In the wake of this investigation, more than 10 people were criminally charged through the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office in connection with stealing more than 100 vehicles. To this date, eight of those individuals have pleaded guilty with others awaiting trial.
Investigators determined there were three schemes involved: